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Parliament entry permits to be reconsidered

Parliament issued a notice over the weekend revoking the entry permits of all MPs, staff, journalists and others who have daily access to the House in a bid to boost security.

The move came after anti-establishment protesters entered the courtyard of Parliament last Wednesday. It was unclear, however, whether the protest was the reason for the intervention. The permits were revoked to allow authorities to reassess who should have access to the grounds of the House, and its three-level underground parking complex, “for reasons of security,” a statement issued on Saturday said. According to sources, apart from MPs, staff and reporters who require access to the House, permits have been granted to unidentified individuals with no clear reason to have access.