MPs throw out Bill targeting NGOs

MPs in the House during a past session. The government suffered a major setback after Cord MPs rallied to reject a Bill that sought to regulate funding for non-governmental organisations. Photo|FILE

What you need to know:

  • Cord MPs organised effectively to deal their Jubilee colleagues a crushing and surprising defeat in both the vote by acclamation and the second one by the physical vote.
  • Many who spoke about the omnibus Bill at the Second Reading, which was spread over several days, had expressed opposition to the proposed law.

The government suffered a major setback after Cord MPs rallied to reject a Bill that sought to regulate funding for non-governmental organisations.

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