Cairo: Egyptian Parliament on Wednesday
admonished an MP of President Hosni Mubarak`s party for his
recent statement that opposition activists should be shot.
The People`s Assembly Constitutional and Legislative
Committee admonished MP Nashaat Qasas saying: "What Qasas had
said was a mistake unbecoming of an elected MP whose job is to
protect and defend people`s rights and freedoms."
"Qasas` statements were an insult to the Parliament,"
Assembly said in a statement it released after listening to a
recorded tape of the fiery statement which Qasas had made at a
joint meeting of the parliamentary defence and human rights
committee a few days ago.
The committee met today under Speaker Fathi Sorour
to discuss the matter and see to the proper action that should
be taken against the MP, who is a member of the ruling
National Democratic Party.
The committee expressed regret "to see such crass
statements which contradict the Constitution and the law come
from an MP".
The committee said that Qasas should be strongly
reproached for his seeming carelessness about and disrespect
of public liberties and rights.