Liberal MP Roman Botan resigned from the post of chairman of the Parliament’s commission on national security, defense and public order. The announcement was made in the May 24 sitting of Parliament during the examination of a bill to amend and supplement the law on identification papers in the national passports system. The MP said he does not agree with the fact that the foreign citizens who want to obtain Moldovan nationality will not be obliged to know the Constitution of the Republic of Moldova and the official language, IPN reports.
“Taking into consideration the way in which they act on the commission on national security, I resign from the post of chairman of the commission in protest. I do not want to be associated with such a law,” stated Roman Botan.
The MP told the press that the bill extends the number of persons who can apply for Moldovan nationality from 5,000 to an indefinite number and frees these from the obligation of knowing provisions of the Constitution and the official language. This bill contains elements that endanger Moldova’s security in the long run.