After discussing the draft Cabinet rules of procedure today, the Cabinet has passed relevant clauses for communications with the People’s Majlis.

The rules of procedure, which the Cabinet started to deliberate on at a Cabinet meeting held today at the President’s Office, was drafted by the Cabinet Office of the President’s Office.

The main sources of guidelines for the draft Cabinet rules of procedure are Article 115 (f) of the Constitution, Cabinet Oath stated in Chapter 5 of the Constitution, resolutions that the Cabinet signs after taking oath and Cabinet precedents.

At today’s meeting, the Cabinet also decided to help people involved in shark fishery to find an alternative source of income as compensation.

Ministry of Finance and Treasury, the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture and the Ministry of Economic Development will announce a compensation procedure soon.

The government enforced a total ban on shark fishery effective from 1 July 2010.