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ACC orders Nasheed to pay back expenses from state budget

Shahudha Mohamed
19 February 2020, MVT 18:39
Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Nasheed. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/ MIHAARU
Shahudha Mohamed
19 February 2020, MVT 18:39

Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), on Wednesday, ordered former president and Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Nasheed to repay the money he utilised for personal reasons from the Parliament's budget.

According to ACC, the expenditure for the trip to Fuvahmulah and Addu following the conclusion of the Southern Symposium held in Villingili, Gaafu Atoll, exceeded the allocated cost by MVR 444 due to the tickets procured for the team that travelled with Nasheed and the delay in returning to Male' after the symposium.

Therefore, the corruption watchdog requested the Parliament's Secretariat to inform the commission after receiving the payment from Nasheed.

The Speaker also announced ACC's decision in Wednesday's Parliament session. He made some lighthearted comments about the issue, stating that he did not wish to "challenge the Anti Corruption Commission's decision". However, he added that the ruling could be challenged if the MPs wished so.

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