Ahmed Adeeb is implicated in obtaining US$6million from state owned companies and transferring the funds to two private companies, including one owned by his father. The damning audit report comes a day after PPM amended laws to reappoint the Auditor General.
Local media has reported that Ahmed Munsih and his wife Suma Ali told family last night that they were already in Syria and that they would not be returning.
“The palm trees were planted with black magic,” the unnamed official told newspaper Haveeru today, claiming that opposition party’s concern with the incident only supported his claims.
“Our family is in deep mourning. We have no way forward. We believe police negligence is behind the lack of progress in finding Rilwan,” family members said.
“Do not lead your country into the shadows of fear and hate and violence. Stamp on ISIS and the other agents of hate. Let the Maldives be free,” said Queensland Senator James McGrath before parliament.
PPM MP Ahmed Thoriq proposed an amendment stating that the president shall nominate for parliamentary approval an individual to the post within 30 days of ratifying government-sponsored amendments to the Audit Act.
The Majlis secretariat has since admitted the petition’s rejection was a mistake. Opposition MP Imthiyaz Fahmy said the move is indicative of ruling PPM’s disregard over the Minivan News reporter’s disappearance.
President Yameen returned the amendment bill for reconsideration by parliament citing inconsistencies with the Constitution and the Pre-schools Act.
The PPM has increased elderly pension from MVR 2300 to MVR 5000, reduced fuel and food prices and maintained the value of the Maldivian Rufiyaa, the party’s deputy leader said.