CAIRO: A member of parliament linked to the opposition Muslim Brotherhood is to appear before a disciplinary committee for describing parliament as a rubber stamp, according to press reports Saturday.
Parliament speaker Fathi Surur has ordered the referral of MP Alam Eddin Al-Sakhawi to a disciplinary council over an article in which he described the People s Assembly – parliament s lower house – as a rubber stamp.
Sakhawi is one of 88 MPs affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood. The group, though officially banned, won 20 percent of the seats in parliament by fielding candidates as independents in the 2005 legislative elections.
The government has repeatedly accused the group of wanting to destabilize the state, and has rounded up dozens of its members, including senior leaders, in recent weeks.