House of Representatives vote on the anti-money laundering and the financing of terrorism law

Voice of the House of Representatives the usual twenty-third in its session held under the chairmanship of Sheikh Hamoudi, First Deputy Chairman of the Board and in the presence of 192 deputy on Wednesday 16/9/2015, to combat money laundering and terrorism financing law.

At the outset of the session MP Hamid vegetative read out a statement which condemned the Israeli attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque, pointing out that the continuation of these violations and exposure to the sanctities is a flagrant violation of international norms and a provocation to the feelings of Muslims.

It pointed out that the Zionist violations places the United Nations and the League of Arab States and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in front of a real test of the extent of its commitment to protect the holy sites, calling on the Arab and Islamic countries to move hard and firm to stand against these abuses, calling for the parliaments of Arab countries to rally the international position that the Iraqi Council of Representatives to move on Arab and Islamic parliaments for this purpose.

He gave MP Furat al-Tamimi a statement on behalf of the Committee on Agriculture, Water and marshes about the crisis of water scarcity and its implications, stressing that the Commission previously warned of the existence of water scarcity with the importance of the work on the formation of an official delegation to approach the neighboring countries regarding water releases alluding to the Committee to host a number of officials concerned in order to address the problem.

The committee recommended the formation of cell crisis, under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister and the membership of a number of ministers to chart the way to resolve the crisis of water scarcity and directing local governments to coordinate with the leaders of the processes in order to remove the excesses map in addition to the Ministry of Water Resources to distribute water fairly, as well as the formation of a parliamentary delegation to visit Turkey and Syria and Iran to explain the problem.

Then the Council voted on the recommendations of the Committee on Agriculture, Water and marshes.

This was followed by the Attorney nostalgia Qaddo statement on behalf of the committees of Displacement and Migration and Human Rights, Youth and Sports on the migration of Iraqis abroad crossed through deep concern the increase in the migration of Iraqis to Europe and Maitardon him of the risks and blackmail especially given that more than 1,300 people migrated within one day.

And it recommended the parliamentary committees to provide security and stability and draw a clear-cut economic policy that provides for young people a decent life and attract talent and provide job opportunities as well as the need for a campaign to educate a broad statement of migration risk and the prosecution of those who endanger the lives of migrants at risk as well as coordination with States to ensure a good deal with Iraqi refugees and focus on national identity and interest components of the Iraqi particularly affected by terrorism.

Then the Council voted on the recommendations made by the relevant parliamentary committees to limit the migration of Iraqis abroad.

In another matter, Sheikh Hamoudi, first deputy chairman of the House of Representatives announced the arrival of a letter from the Council of Ministers to withdraw the laws approved by the previous government with the exception of laws approved by the current government projects, noting that the House of Representatives has already sent at the beginning of the legislative session inquiries to the government regarding the laws and answered the need all existing laws and legislation with the Council, but the government asked for a year after the withdrawal of the laws that have been approved.

Mr. First Deputy Chairman of the Board and the detection of the Council of Ministers to send 54 bill was voted on nine bills, calling on the committee to ensure that existing laws projects for the purpose of legislation, pointing out that the House of Representatives in the observation mission will be available larger.

Sheikh Hamoudi said that the ladies and gentlemen of Representatives have made since 1/11/2014 about 54 questions in writing to the ministries as well as directing verbal questions to the ministers of higher education and oil, expressing hope quickly answer them soon.

Mr. First Deputy President of the Council announced the apology the Prime Minister Mr. Haider Abadi, to come to the meeting today, although he did not specify a date to come officially to the Council.

The Presidency has decided to postpone the vote on the draft second amendment to the Law of Investment Law No. 13 of 2006 and submitted by the committees economy, investment and financial study to be ripening and vote the event of a resumption of meetings after Eid al-Adha.

The Council voted on a draft anti-money laundering law and the financing of terrorism and provided financial integrity, security, defense and legal committees aimed at curbing money laundering and the financing of terrorism, which has become aggravated in the present era to a large extent and the acceleration of technological development in the banking and funds work, which allowed diversity in the methods of financial fraud and what caused it of harmful effects on the economy, society and the face of criminal activities and combat tactics emerging and reduction and the need for the establishment of the Council and the Office to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism exercises relevant to combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism and the report of sanctions for the perpetrators of these crimes tasks.

Mr. First Deputy President of the Council and thanked the ladies and gentlemen of Representatives and the committees concerned to finalize the law.

On the other hand, Sheikh Hamoudi that the Investment Authority and some blocks and 30 deputies asked to postpone the vote on the draft second amendment bill to the Investment Law No. 13 of 2006 of the sensitivity of the issue of investment and its importance, calling the ladies and gentlemen of Representatives to submit their comments to the Committee on before the vote on the law after the Eid al-Adha .

Turn between MP Jawad al-Chairman of the Economic Committee that the committee has made ​​great efforts since the 9 months to finalize the law by holding a meeting with 73 stakeholders, expressing his readiness to accept all the observations on the draft investment law.

In another matter deputy head of quitting pointed to the security and defense committee to the exposure of two deputies to protect the assault by the Minister of Education, referring to the Commission does not possess detailed information, calling for the formation of an investigative committee involved with the attack.
She MP Suad Waeli president of the Education Committee to the exposure of two deputies on the track have been arrested and two soldiers officer, he confirmed that the Minister of Education has taken the necessary measures.

For his part, Mr. First Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of the student to the security and defense committee follow up the matter and submit a detailed report to the Council.

And then it decided to adjourn the meeting until Tuesday 29/9/2015


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Iraqi Council of Representatives
09/16/2015


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