After the Supreme National Authority for Combating Corruption's (SNACC) official term ended on this past Wednesday, President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi sent a letter to the House of Representative on Sunday suggesting that the incumbent body term should be extended until after the transitional stage (2012-2104), the official Saba news agency reported.
In its session held on Sunday and chaired by Parliament Speaker Yahya al-Rayie, the Parliament members discussed Hadi's letter in which the President explained why he suggested extending SNACC term.
The reasons mentioned in the letter included the current engrossment of the government with all its various bodies in the implementation process of the GCC-brokered, west backed power transfer deal and that the current circumstances of the country indicate extending the SNACC term is the best option, Saba said.
Parliament members went over the constitution terms and the GCC-deal to ensure the legality for extending SNACC term, added Saba.
After discussion and debate, the MPs decided to appoint Mr.al-Rayie to enquire from President Hadi about if his letter to the parliament was only for letting it know or meant to know their stand on the matter, according to Saba.
Recently, SNACC has started operating in a remarkable way after it crossed the red lines imposed by former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. It begun investigating big issues such as hiring the strategic Aden Port to the DP World.