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Maldives pres files case over abolished documents

Aishath Mihna Nasih
02 November 2016, MVT 11:51
Press conference held at Dharubaaruge. PHOTO:Twitter
Aishath Mihna Nasih
02 November 2016, MVT 11:51

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom's faction of the divided ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) filed a lawsuit over some abolished documents amidst the ongoing political feud between the president and his half-brother and PPM leader Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom.

In a press conference held at the currently used activity hub of President Yameen's faction at Dharubaaruge convention centre, parliamentarian and PPM's council member Ali Arif said they had found that some necessary documents were not in place when they had removed PPM's assets and documentations from PPM's official office last week after the Civil Court had ordered former president Gayoom to hand over party control to its adviser President Yameen.

Referring to it as a crime, MP Arif elaborated, “Some computers did not have hard drives and the ones with hard drives were formatted."

The abolished documents include important statistical details of the party, minutes of some meetings, agreements and equipment of admin officers.

While President Yameen's faction had taken all belongings of PPM to Dharubaaruge, the elder Gayoom's faction has renewed their agreement with PPM's official office at Themaa house in Henveiru ward for six more months.

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