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MPL chairman Zaki resigns

Mariyam Malsa
30 November 2020, MVT 19:30
MPLs Chairperson Mohamed Zaki resigned on Monday
Mariyam Malsa
30 November 2020, MVT 19:30

Maldives Ports Limited (MPL)'s Chairperson Mohamed Zaki, on Monday, tendered his resignation.

CEO and Managing Director of MPL Shahid Ali confirmed the resignation but did not disclose any additional details.

Zaki was appointed as the chairman of MPL on February 19, 2019.

Five days prior to his resignation, Zaki publicly revealed that an MVR 8 million "fuel theft" had occurred within MPL.

In a statement made on Twitter, Zaki stated that he was "extremely sorry" for being unable to "suspend the fuel theft suspects" in accordance with the government's 'Zero Tolerance' policy regarding corruption.

Within 12 hours of Zaki's tweet, MPL released a statement revealing that the illicit transactions had occurred following the nationwide lockdown implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company further noted that the staff members suspected of being involved in the graft were suspended, based on the findings of an internal audit report.

Furthermore, MPL stated that the case was currently being investigated by Maldives Police Service, the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Auditor General’s Office.

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