Yaameen is being treated the same way as Nasir: Opposition

Former President and leader of the opposition Yameen Abdul Gayyoom | photo: edition.mv

Male’, Maldives – The opposition has stated that the current administration is treating Former President Yaameen Abdul Gayyoom the same way Ibrahim Nasir, the 2nd President of the Republic of Maldives was treated by the government back then.

This was stated by the opposition following the request from Prosecutor General’s Office to confiscate any ill gained property of Former President Yaameen during his hearing regarding the charges of bribery raised against the Former President. Vice President of PNC and MP of Maduvvari Constitueny Adam Shareef added that the assets Former President Nasir was also confiscated by the state in a similar manner.

However, there was no benefit for the nation neither did the citizens gains anything from it, said Adam Shareef.

Yaameen is being treated the same way Nasir was treated by the government. They are taking revenge to please the activists as the administration is weakening.

Adam Shareef

At the hearing on Thursday at the Criminal Court, state representatives said that additional charges against the former President, regarding a coverup for a USD 1,117,000 bribe taken via a mediator named Krik Riza in leasing of R. Fuhgiri to be developed as a tourist resort. And that due to these charges, state reps requested that under anti corruption laws, money obtained by Yameen, along with personal assets that do not reflect his legal income are to be taken by the state.

The High Court of the Maldives, scheduled on Tuesdy to rule on the Former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom’s appeal of his 5 year jail sentence for the 14th of January.

President Yameen has currently served more than 400 days of his five year money laundering sentence after he was found guilty of crediting one million dollars that was to be received by the state for the lease of Ga. Vodamula, via MMPRC. The verdict was passed by the Criminial Court on 28 November, 2019.