President's Office

New commissioners presented with letters of appointment

  • The president has appointed Hussain Fiyaz Moosa as Information Commission, and Fathuhulla Jameel and Asma Shafeeu as the Commissioner General of Taxation and deputy, respectively
  • The parliament approved Fiyaz to the post last week, while Fathuhulla and Asma were approved this Monday
  • President Solih presented the three appointees with their letters of appointment at a ceremony held at the President’s Office

Mariyam Afaaf Adam
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K. Male' 2019 Oct 31 | Thu 17:08 2,222 local

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih with Fathuhulla Jameel, Asma Shafeeu and Hussain Fiyaz Moosa - Presidents Office

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has appointed Hussain Fiyaz Moosa as the Information Commissioner, as well as Fathuhulla Jameel and Asma Shafeeu to the post of Commissioner-General of Taxation and the Deputy Commissioner General of Taxation, respectively.

Their letters of appointment were presented at a ceremony held at the President's Office, on Thursday afternoon.

Hussain Fiyaz Moosa, who has over 19 years of experience in the journalism field, obtained his degree in Mass Communication from Curtin University (Institute: Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Malaysia) and has since been a broadly contributing member to the media industry.

In the past, Fiyaz served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Raajje TV, and Editor of raajje.mv. More recently, Fiyaz served as the Founder and Managing Director of privately-owned marketing and media relations firm Komaakoalhi.

While the president had forwarded four nominations to the post of Information Commissioner, the parliament approved him last week with 72 votes.

The parliament approved Fathuhulla Jameel for the post of Commissioner General of Taxation this Monday, with 82 votes. Asma Shafeeu received 81 votes.

Prior to his appointment, Fathuhulla Jameel served as the Manager – Tax, Risk, and Compliance at Dhiraagu and has previously held the post of Director-General – Audit, and Investigation at Maldives Inland Revenue Authority (MIRA). He also played a key role in raising awareness in tax-related issues, when the system was introduced during former President Mohamed Nasheed’s administration.

Fathuhulla attained his higher education at Sunway University College, Malaysia where he received his Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Accounting from the Oxford Brookes University. He is also a member of the Fellow Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Asma was previously the Director-General – Planning, and Development at MIRA and attended Nilai International University, Malaysia where she obtained her degree in Accounting and Finance from the Oxford Brookes University. She also holds a Diploma in Accounting from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT {UK}).

Last updated at: 1 month ago | Reviewed by: Aishath Shaany

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