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ACC verifying documents submitted against President Solih

Mariyam Malsa
21 August 2019, MVT 10:42
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/ MIHAARU
Mariyam Malsa
21 August 2019, MVT 10:42

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), on Tuesday, revealed that it was verifying the legitimacy of documents submitted against President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih which claimed that EUR 4.2 million ( MVR 70 million) was transferred to his bank account.

However, ACC Vice President Aiminath Minna assured that the president was not currently under investigation and that it was standard policy to ensure the authenticity of documents submitted along with complaints.

The complaint alleged that a foreign company contracted to manage a project in Maldives deposited the money to a Malaysian bank account registered under President Solih's name. The complaint was submitted to ACC by a civilian along with transaction records.

The ACC Vice President stated that the individual who submitted the complaint was notified that the issue was registered and that documents were handed over to a team for verification.

Communication Secretary of the President's Office Hassan Ismail denied the allegations on the basis that the president does not own an account in Malaysia.

Recently, President Solih was subject to rumours claiming that he received a bribe of MVR 37 million from former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb, which was supposedly funnelled through the MVR 1.3 billion graft of the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC).

He was further accused by opposition-aligned Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) to have received a deposit of MVR 32 million into a Singaporean account owned by the president.

The President's Office (PO) denied both the aforementioned claims as well.