Former President Yameen granted MVR 2.4 million as privileges for convicted period

Former President and current opposition leader, Yameen Abdul Gayyoom | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – The Maldives Ministry of Finance confirmed today that MVR 2.4 million has been issued to the former President Yameen Abdul Gayyoom following his acquittal by the Supreme Court.

Former President Yameen was acquitted of the Criminal Court judgement for money laundering unanimously by three justices bench of the Supreme Court on 30 November 2021.

Following his acquittal the former President’s defence team requested to receive unpaid allowances under the Presidents’ Protection and Benefit Act.

The defense team stated that the former President had not received the allowance of MVR 100,000 allocated for former presidents to run offices and therefore had filed at the Ministry of Finance to secure this amount for 24 months that President Yameen was convicted.