A proposal to reduce MPs salaries and allowances was introduced to the Finance Committee today just days after the committee had consented to paying committee allowances for a month in which no committee work was carried out. The ACC has announced its decision to investigate the decision.
‘’After we get the names and ID card details we can check how many forms have been forwarded to the commission under their names, whose fingerprints were on the forms, and from which political party we received the forms,’’ said Elections Commission President Fuad Thaufeeq.
Interpol has issued a red notice for Mohamed Abdullah, wanted by Maldives police for allegedly doctoring invoices and forging signatures to collect payment on medical supplies that were never delivered to local hospitals and health centres.
MDP MP Imthiyaz Fahmy submitted a motion without notice to debate police brutality, robbery of expatriates by police and army officers in uniform and the arrest of senior police officers suspected of contributing to the MDP’s “coup report.”
A delegation from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) – a member of the World Bank group and the largest global institution focused on private sector in developing countries – met with senior government officials last week to address concerns over the concession agreement with Indian infrastructure giant GMR to develop the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (INIA).
Weeks after the announcement that a Singaporean judge would co-chair the reformed CNI, the identity of the new member has finally been revealed as former Supreme Court Judge G.P. Selvam.
The Civil Service Commission and MNDF deny the government has failed to pay salaries, amidst accusations by Jumhoree Party Leader Gasim Ibrahim that the Maldives is bankrupt and unable to settle the state wage bill.
Following the final count of the 258 ballot boxes, Nasheed recorded 31,798 votes in favour to 269 against his being the party’s presidential candidate, after over two-thirds of the party’s membership turned out to vote. Chairperson candidate Moosa ‘Reeko’ Manik had 29,044 votes in favour to 2160 against, while Deputy Chairperson candidate Ali Shiyam had 597 in favour to 6 against.
ACC contended that the clauses in the concession agreement allowing changes to the contract under certain political circumstances could not be activated as the Civil Court ruling was not a political decision, despite the case being filed by a political party.