After nearly 70 days of the MDP’s tenancy of Usfasgandu, but only eight days after being refused a Criminal Court order on jurisdictional grounds, the Home Minister has reported complaints of criminal activity in the area.
The government has backed the Anti-Corruption Commission’s investigation into the Immigration department, and confirmed that Controller Ilyas Hussain Ibrahim had been transferred as a result of the corruption allegations.
“[The DRP] want to say the government is not functioning properly so they can walk away from the government. President Waheed will know of this,” claimed Youth Minister Mohamed ‘Mundhu’ Hussain Shareef.
Party representatives will attend a three-day retreat at Bandos Island Resort from Thursday, to try and reach a consensus on the six-point agenda.
The Finance Committee decided in February that three senior judges occupying state-owned apartments leased by the now-defunct Justice Ministry were to be granted ownership of the flats upon full payment.
Despite reports to the contrary, Finance Minister Abdullah Jihad said today that he would look to reduce all other areas of expenditure before considering wage cuts. He did, however, state that a pay board would be convened to discuss the “harmonisation” of wages.
“Sir Don has not stated that the Commission of National Inquiry as currently constituted is ‘impartial, credible and broadly acceptable’,” clarifies Commonwealth.
The MDP said in a statement that members of the council had questioned the responsibilities of the President and Vice President, and some proposed the positions be removed.
Lt Colonel Zubair Ahmed Manik was said to lack an “undergraduate degree as per the agreed terms of reference”, according to the government.