Parliament at Monday’s sitting passed a motion to request the President to re-open the opportunity to apply for National Integrity Commission (NIC) membership.
The independent institutions committee’s report on the President’s nominees for NIC membership was earlier sent back to the committee, since the nominations had been submitted during the previous parliament and there are likely more candidates interested in the position.
The committee report was sent to the parliament floor on June 26. However, the list of nominations that the committee evaluated had been sent on April 15, during the previous parliament.
At Monday’s sitting, Committee chair Rozaina Adam presented their report and requested the parliament to vote on a decision.
During the debates, Central Henveiru MP Ali Azim proposed an amendment to the report, to request the President to re-open the opportunity to apply for NIC membership. This was backed by Kudahuvadhoo MP Ahmed Amir.
The amendment was passed with 66 votes in favor.