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Page added on January 9, 2012

MPL sacks three over duty-high bags

Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) has sacked three employees who had smuggled out high-duty plastic bags from Male’s commercial harbour.

The black plastic bags in question were recently levied a 400 percent duty, to encourage carriers to opt for environmentally-friendly alternatives.

MPL CEO Hussein Hilmy was quoted as saying that the act was likely assisted by “outside help” who had made “offers” to the employees, and that MPL company would not tolerate corruption.

According to Haveeru, the three employees had tried to alter the settings on a computerised system which regulates port traffic.

Assistant Clearance Officers Mohamed Ahmed and Ahmed Afraad, and Assistant Data Processing Officer Ashiya Mohamed were dismissed from their posts, reports Haveeru.

Two individuals have been arrested over the matter.

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  • Daniel Bosley: @mohamed Translation taken from Haveeru (English) article, written by one of their excellent Maldivian journalists.
  • mohamed: every maldivian know that mudhimu (the one who call for prayer) and the word cleric has a different meaning. how come that word is used here?
  • kingahmed: MDP is better off without these fellows. Majority of the party religious leaders who claim to protect religion are crooks anyway. They can never be sincere...
  • Mohamed: Thieves will not go for Jihad! They may be finding a way to escape to another country to avoid the punishment for the theft. It may be more appropriate to go...
  • Bebe: The end result of this political score pointing using the islam card will result in Maldivians classified the same way as Bangladeshis and Sri Lankans in most...
  • Mohamed: How can “mudhimu” be translated into “cleric”. I have seen in some foreign newspapers they have used the word cleric, but it can be...
  • Truly Asia: This will reveal dark secrets. Be careful what you wish for! Do people really want to know? Do people really want to know the gruesome murders of the past?...
  • photos: If truth is not observed in the fight against extremism, they will make their case. There is no date, place or caption of the above photos. This is misleading...

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