Parliament to collect names of MPs involved in the MMPRC scandal

The Parliament of the Maldives | Photo: Majlis

The People’s Parliament of Maldives has decided to gather the names of all parliament members allegedly involved in the MMPRC case, which could easily be one of the biggest corruption scandals in the history of the country.

According to the secretary general of the parliament Fathimath Niusha, the Speaker of the Parliament and former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed has requested the relevant authorities to share the information with the parliament.

Although she highlighted concerns regarding the alleged involvement of several sitting MPs in the case, she stated that the sitting parliament is one of integrity and that the Speaker, along with the members and administration would strive to ensure the integrity of the parliament.

The news of the involvement of these MPs broke out when the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mohamed Riyaz mentioned that 16 sitting MPs of the parliament are known to have received money in this scandal. He further explained that 44 MPs of the previous term had also received various amounts of money on different occasions with regard to the same case.

Riyaz shed some light on how some of the money was spent, declaring that while some was spent on the party primary elections of the 18th term of the Parliament and their campaigns in the elections later on, it was also splashed on electing a Speaker to the then Parliament as well as to have several MPs change their parties.

While the entire nation is eager to find out the names of the corrupt MPs, only time will tell who and how they were involved.