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Parliament releases MMPRC Corruption list

Lamya Abdulla
12 May 2021, MVT 16:46
People's majlis committee on MMPRC corruption list -- Photo: Majilis
Lamya Abdulla
12 May 2021, MVT 16:46

A list of people involved in the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) Corruption scandal was released by the Parliament on Wednesday.

During the parliament session, the Joint Committee comprising of Committee on National Security Services, and Judiciary Committee voted to release a complete list of all those who were involved in the biggest corruption in Maldives.

This came after a list of those accused in the MMPRC Corruption was leaked on Tuesday night.

Lead by Former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb, the corruption used in leasing uninhabited islands was believed to involve over MVR 3 billion.

Former President Abdulla Yaamin Abdual Gayoom is currently serving a five year jail sentence in regards to money laundering with this corruption case. He was temporarily transferred to his home in Male' recently as COVID-19 was spreading fast amongst the officials in Maafushi Jail.

The Sub Committee created by Joint Committee to study the list of those involved in the corruption, suggested they release it as provided by official authorities investigating the issue. They published it after clearing out minor errors.

The Parliament released two lists; one, a list inclusive of all the 281 people involved in the corruption, and the second one listed those previously or currently serving in government jobs, that benefited from the corruption. The second list has 119 names.

The Parliament requested for a list of those currently serving in government jobs, accused to have been a part of the corruption due to a letter from Representative of Henveyru Hulhangu constituency, and Chairperson of MDP Hassan Latheef. Both Police and Asset Recovery Commission provided information regarding the matter.

In the Joint Committee's meeting today, Representative of Thulhaadhoo constituency and MDP member Hisaan Hussain said she asked the Asset Recovery Commission if releasing this information to hinder the investigation. The Commission had assured them with the way the laws are right now, it would not.