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PG office retracts bribery charges against MP Faris

Mariyam Malsa
26 January 2019, MVT 09:19
MP Faris Maumoon. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/ MIHAARU
Mariyam Malsa
26 January 2019, MVT 09:19

The Prosecutor General’s (PG) Office, on Thursday, retracted the bribery charges against Dhiggaru MP Faris Maumoon.

The PG office released a statement confirming that it would not pursue the case which is currently ongoing at the Criminal Court. No reason was provided for the decision.

The charges accused Faris of offering bribes to parliamentarians to garner support to pass a motion of no confidence against former parliament speaker Abdulla Maseeh.

Additionally, Faris who is also the son of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom was convicted of identity theft over misusing the flag and logo of Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) at an opposition gathering. He was sentenced to four months and 24 days in prison.

Faris was released on bail on September 30 following the change of government.

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