AG Riffath to be questioned whether coalition agreement exists

Attorney General Ibrahim Riffath | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – A Parliamentary committee has decided to question the Attorney General of Maldives Ibrahim Riffath, whether the current administration is running the government with Ministries allocated into various slots of political parties under an existing coalition agreement.

The Government Oversight Committee decided to question AG Riffath after the decision to do so was made during Wednesday’s committee meeting, which was requested by the MP of Kaashidhoo constituency Abdullah Jabir on multiple occasions.

The request to summon and question AG Riffath was made by MP of Vaikaradhoo constituency Hussain Ziyad (Fitte), stating that if such an agreement does exist, it would be known by the AG.

Except for one member, all other members of the committee agreed to discuss the matter with AG Riffath, while some members added that the matter needs to be extensively debated in the Parliament. It was also highlighted that all three of the past administrations came onto the government as coalitions, which soon dissolved.

The current administration is also a coalition of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), Jumhooree Party (JP), Adhaalath Party and the Maumoon Reform Movement (MRM).