Maldivian Democratic Party MP Rozaina Adam argued the amendment allowing the president to reappoint the auditor general was unconstitutional, noting that the party’s national executive committee will soon decide on the matter.
As statistics show the number of civil servants earning less than MVR5,000 increased by nearly 11 percent this year, Defence Minister Mohamed Nazim criticised government employees for providing “poor service”.
“It is appalling that these incidents should go without investigation and apprehension of perpetrators,” read the MDN statement on the on the occasion of International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.
Adeeb insists that the MVR77 million was not a financial loss to the state, noting that US$3 million has been paid to MPL with the remainder due in December.
“I am saddened that former Majlis Deputy Speaker asked different journalists to write, implicating me in the case to divert focus,” said the Progressive Party of Maldives deputy leader.
Latheefa Gasim won an election held yesterday for a lawyer to represent the legal community on the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).
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.