Speaker and former President, Mohamed Nasheed has expressed confidence in the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
The commission ordered the speaker to pay USD 444 to the state on Wednesday, following an investigation into a complaint saying that he was misusing state resources for his Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) activities.
In a tweet posted later in the night, Nasheed praised ACC’s work in monitoring the various issues within the state and added that he has confidence in the commission.
ACC’s investigation into the complaint against the former president noted that his decision to extend a trip to the southernmost atolls by traveling to unscheduled destinations, had cost the state an additional MVR 444; he and team had traveled to Addu and Fuvahmulah cities after the Southernmost-atolls’ Councilors Conference in November 2019, these visits were not included in his original schedule.
Hence, the People’s Majlis has been asked to collect the amount from Nasheed, and inform the anti-corruption agency.
After reading out ACC’s notice at Wednesday’s parliament sitting, the speaker said that he does not wish to challenge the commission’s decision.