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Unmarried Adult Children of the Speaker Can Reside at the Official Residence

The parliament's National Security Committee decided state-allocated accommodation for the Speaker of Parliament may house familiy members other than the Speaker's spouse.
The government proposed the amendment to the law regarding housing for the Parliament Speaker and Chief Justice, which has been forwarded to the National Security Committee by the parliament.
The decision to provide such accommodation was made after the May 6 terror attack on former President and incumbent Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Nasheed.
Previously, the bill allowed for the Speaker to reside with their spouse, children, and parents.
The new amendment states that children under the age of 18, unmarried children over the age of 18, and children with disabilities are allowed to live in government-allocated housing. The 241 committees came to a unanimous decision.
The reason for the amendment was to establish fairness among the three powers as the President is currently allowed the proposed conditions.