Maldives’ main problem is electing unqualified MPs: Former AG Niyaz

Former Auditor General of Maldives, Niyas Ibrahim | Photo: TVM

Malé, Maldives – The former Attorney General of Maldives Niyaz Ibrahim, last night, said that the biggest problem faced by Maldives is electing unqualified members to the parliament.

Speaking to CNM, Niyaz said that the Maldives Parliament needs to improve drastically and the biggest challenge to this are the incompetent members in office.

Adding that he knows the remarks will receive much criticism, Niyaz said that he will say what needs to be said.

The root cause of all this is the election of people who do not have the brain power to comprehend the responsibilities of the parliament members and the role of the government, who will sellout for a meager amount of money.

Former Attorney General Niyaz Ibrahim

Niyaz noted that there is still no framework created by the parliament for the responsibilities of the Auditor General. He emphasized that had the parliament any interest in stopping corruption, they would have created laws to empower the state.

The former AG accused the parliament of undermining the government and destroying their reputations. Niyaz said that the only concern for the parliament members if to fulfill their own needs.