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Musab submits case to Parliament over suspension

Raif Amyl Jalyl
19 August 2019, MVT 22:59
Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Islamic Affairs Musab Abdulla submitted a case to Parliament over Civil Service Commission extending his suspension for a third time. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/MIHAARU.
Raif Amyl Jalyl
19 August 2019, MVT 22:59

Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Islamic Affairs Musab Abdulla submitted a case on Monday to Parliament regarding Civil Service Commission (CSC) extending his suspension for the third time without specifying a reason.

CSC originally suspended Musab on May 29 stating that it was investigating into an institutional case against him. Musab stated that while his suspension was subsequently extended multiple times, he was never informed of a specific reason.

According to Musab, he first learnt of his suspension through media reports.

In his letter to former President and incumbent Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Nasheed, he requested that the Parliamentary Committee on Independent Institutions hold CSC accountable over their conduct. He further alleged that the measures against him were motivated by external influences and hence unlawful.

According to local media Mihaaru, Musab revealed that he had requested CSC to provide clarifications for the reasons and regulations under which he was suspended without pay and allowances, adding that as of yet none were received.

"In my fourth letter, I'm requesting for clarification regarding the reasons for my suspension".

CSC previously questioned Musab on one occasion in relation to the ongoing investigation.

He alleged that efforts to dismiss him from his post were in relation to the institutional problems submitted by former Islamic Minister Dr Ahmed Ziyad Bagir.

Musab declared that the case against him was intended to protect SJ Construction, the company facing allegations of corruption relating to the construction of Zikura Mosque.

The agreement with SJ Construction was nullified upon advice of incumbent Attorney General Ibrahim Riffath, over elements paving way for corruption present in contracting the company to erect the mosque.

Musab's further alleged in his letter that a high-ranking employee of SJ Construction threatened Musab's impeachment from his post via a third-party. He elaborated that this incident occurred prior to the nullifying of the agreement contracting the company.

He stated that by maintaining his suspension and docking pay without a stating a reason, amounted to CSC causing him deliberate harm.

Noting that the forced hiatus was straining his livelihood, Musab requested in his letter to the Parliament for the case to be investigated as soon as possible.

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