Debate commences regarding the dishonest statements made by cabinet members at Parliament

Home Minister Imran Abdulla (L) and Attorney General Ibrahim Riffath (R) | Photo: Addulive

Malé, Maldives – The Parliament of Maldives on Monday commenced the debate regarding dishonest statements made by cabinet members during parliament questioning sessions.

The case was submitted to the parliament by MP for Maduvvari constituency Adam Shareef after Attorney General Ibrahim Riffath and Minister of Home Affairs Imran Abdulla gave contradicting statements at the parliament.

AG Riffath claimed that there are police officers who make deliberate mistakes while Minister Imran stated that there are no such police officers present on the force.

Speaking to the Parliament Judiciary Committee Attorney General stated that there are police officers who know the system well and exploit loopholes on purpose while Home Minister Imran denied this and said that there are no officers who purposefully commit wrongful acts when questioned by the parliament.

Following this, the Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Nasheed stated that one of the officials is lying.

MP Shareef submitted the case to the parliament stating that it is unlawful to lie to the parliament. The proposal by MP Shareef was rejected with 13 votes against it. 9 members voted for the proposal.