K. Male' | Aishath Shaany | 11-January-2017 | Wednesday 05:45 | Shaaknee | Local | 1,636
Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s daughter, Yumna Maumoon has been summoned to the police headquarters.
Yumna, via twitter on Tuesday, announced that she had been served a chit, summoning her to the police headquarters at 11:30 am on Wednesday.
“Says it is regarding an ongoing investigation,” reads the tweet.
While it does not disclose an exact reason, Yumna is a council member of one faction of the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM), which is under investigation by the Maldives Police Service, regarding missing documents from the PPM headquarters.
PPM’s Secretary General, Abdul Aleem and member Mohamed Waheed- MP for Thulusdhoo constituency who is on party leader, Maumoon’s faction- were previously summoned for questioning as well. They were questioned regarding a missing hard disk from the PPM office.
Yameen’s faction of the party has filed a case at the police, claiming that Maumoon’s faction had stolen important documents, including party registry, despite Civil Court ruling that the party be handed over to President Yameen.
The party has been divided since June 2016, as Maumoon and Yameen continue to be involved in a very public battle over party leadership.
In addition to Yumna, her twin-sister, Dunya Maumoon had also resigned from her post as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, days after the fight started.
While Dunya denied that the bitterness between the half-brothers had anything to do with her decision- saying that she resigned because of “irreconcilable differences” on the government’s policy in implementing the death penalty in the Maldives- Dunya was seen, along with her siblings, in the frontlines with her father in the months following.
On January 5, the government announced that Dunya has been appointed as a state minister at the Ministry of Health.
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