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Maldives sacks top government officials

Aishath Mihna Nasih
08 December 2016, MVT 10:21
Maldives President taking part in a state function. PHOTO:President Office
Aishath Mihna Nasih
08 December 2016, MVT 10:21

The Maldives government has dismissed a number of senior officials of the state from their posts.

According to a tweet posted by the President's Office spokesperson Ibrahim Muaz Ali, five officials were terminated on Wednesday.

Mohamed Yasir – Vice President of the Privatization Board

Mohamed Zuhair - Senior Policy Executive of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury

Abdul Ghafoor Latheef - Senior Policy Executive of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury

Dr Mohamed Ali - State Minister of the Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure

Mohamed Gubadh Aboobakr - Senior Policy Executive of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs

The reason for this sudden dismissal has not been yet disclosed.

In addition to these senior officials, four coordinators of the Ministry of Youth and Sports were also sacked from their posts Wednesday.

Mihaaru understands that the four coordinators are renowned local singer Mira Mohamed Majid, Mohamed Shahuneem, Ahmed Nazim and Ahmed Zameel.

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