Construction industry magnates condemned calls to halt projects.
The bill was proposed to legally empower inquiry commissions on unsolved murders and stolen asset recovery.
Hameed was dismissed in August 2012 on suspicion of leaking confidential information.
President Solih appealed for lifestyle changes to protect the environment.
One officer suffered serious burns and the other dislocated his shoulder.
The four-party coalition failed to agree on a formula for jointly contesting the elections in March.
The foreign ministry "categorically refutes" reports about a US$1 billion deal.
The former vice president was released to house arrest after three years in prison.
The record-high budget was passed with changes made during the committee stage.
An age limit of 65 years for presidential candidates was scrapped.
Pads and tampons were not counted among essential commodities with zero tax.