MP Saleem summoned for MMPRC corruption investigation

Member of Parliament representing Eydhafushi constituency Ahmed Saleem | Photo: Parliament

Malé, Maldives – Parliament’s Minority Leader and MP of Eydhafushi Constituency, Ahmed Saleem was summoned by the Asset Recovery Commission regarding the  Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) corruption investigation.

MP Saleem was summoned to the commission at some time yesterday. The commission has not revealed any further information regarding the case, since the investigation is ongoing.

The Asset Recovery Commission is investigating the case with Maldives Police Service and Anti Corruption Commission (ACC).

Many members of parliament and former government’s top officials were summoned by the Presidential Commission for the investigation of the MMPRC scandal.

The Asset Recovery Commission stated that 267 people were suspected in participating in the MMPRC corruption case, which includes 44 former members of parliament, 16 current members of parliament, 30 top officials from the former government, 5 members of independent commissions, 6 officers of national defence services and 5 judges.

When former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb was summoned to the Asset Recovery Commission, he had given full cooperation and his statement had provided with a lot of evidence for the MMPRC case, according to the commission. Adeeb had given a detailed account and had said that he was willing to give more information regarding the case.

Former President and Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Nasheed had just recently said that as long as he was in the parliament, he would not let the MMPRC scandal get covered up.