Egypt’s politics digest Oct. 7: MP to be banned of attending parliament sessions over virginity tests remarks
Parliament Member Elhamy Agena.

CAIRO: No more browsing from site to site, view the top politics news stories on Oct. 7 here:

 

 

MP to be banned of attending parliament sessions over virginity tests remarks

Undersecretary of discipline committee at the parliament Ahmed Mostafa said that a meeting will be held next week to decide on the case of MP Elhamy Agina who was slammed over his virginity tests remarks.

Agina called for carrying out virginity tests before accepting female students at universities; he was referred to investigations by the parliament over his statements that triggered backlash by female MPs.

Mostafa said that Agina will face two punishments; the least of them is to be banned from attending parliament sessions for a whole round.

The MP could also face expulsion from the parliament.

 

Egypt’s embassy in France support Moshira Khattab’s nomination for UNESCO presidency

The Egyptian Embassy in France held a promotional ceremony to support the nomination of Egyptian Ambassador Moshira Khattab for the position of the head of UNESCO.

 

Initiative calls on media practitioners to donate 10% of their salaries for orphanages

Journalist and Member of Parliament Mostafa Bakry called on media practitioners to donate 10% of their salaries for orphanages.

Bakry justified his initiative as saying that orphanages are suffering financial problems, adding that he will be the first donator.

 

MP calls for punishments over withdrawing children from school

Member of Parliament Magda Nasr called on for punishments to be imposed on families who withdraw their children from education and force them to work.

Nasr referred to latest statistics by the Education Ministry that showed hundreds are withdrawn from different grades especially primary level, saying that is a crime committed against childhood.

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