North Hithadhoo MP Mohamed Aslam, Chairperson of the Committee on National Security Services (241 Committee), presented the findings of the May 6 parliamentary inquiry to President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih at a ceremony conducted at the President’s Office on Sunday.
The 241 Committee has conducted the country’s first parliamentary inquiry, with the unanimous support of all lawmakers, into the breach of Speaker Mohamed Nasheed’s security that resulted in the May 6 bombing. As part of the inquiry, the committee summoned and questioned a number of governmental officials.
President Solih spoke during the ceremony, congratulating the committee for accomplishing the critical work of gathering material for the report in such a short period of time. He added that the report will be properly reviewed and that appropriate action would be taken. He also stated that the report would be shared with the National Security Council and that critical national security tasks would be done as soon as possible.
Furthermore, Chairperson Aslam stated that he is certain that the government would take the report’s suggestions and ideas into consideration. He emphasized that the committee took extra care to ensure that the work was carried out as an inquiry rather than an official investigation.
The People’s Majlis adopted the inquiry report with votes from 58 lawmakers on July 9. The 242-page report contains information on how the attack was carried out, the ongoing investigation by national security services, and intelligence material obtained during the investigation. In the report, the committee also issued 45 recommendations, including providing 24-hour security at Nasheed’s residence, penalising officials who were neglectful in their duty, and performing an annual performance evaluation of Nasheed’s security detail.