MDP was complicit in MMPRC corruption: Jameel

Former Vice President Dr. Mohamed Jameel | Photo: Avas

Malé, Maldives – Former Vice President Dr. Mohamed Jameel stated that Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) cannot save themselves from being included in the Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) corruption case.

Dr. Jameel stated this at a time that MDP Chairperson Hassan Latheef has said publicising the MMPRC list was not acceptable, and after the news that MDP PG Leader Ali Azim resigned from the 241 Committee when the MMPRC list was passed to the Parliament.

Dr. Jameel tweeted that not publicising the MMPRC list and the Parliament trying not to show some names was against the constitution. He also said that the right to implement laws does not fall on some majority party, it is everyone’s right.

The MMPRC scandal is being investigated by the Parliament’s Judiciary Committee and a joint committee of the 241 Committee. The sub committee taken from these committees, which has the duty of investigating the list of the people who were involved in the MMPRC case held a meeting last night.

Speaking in the committee meeting, MP Eva stated that out of the people who are on the MMPRC list, importance is to be given to those who are in a government job or position, as they would have a chance to interfere with the investigation, along with leading the government in the wrong path.

Eva added that even if enough evidence was not submitted to carry out prosecutions, they should be removed from the government positions.