The list of individuals implicated in the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) scandal has been released by a joint committee of the Judiciary Committee and the Committee on National Security.
The list was released alongside the joint committee report and the unaltered list of 281 individuals under investigation by the Asset Recovery Commission, which was stamped by the commission. The report also contains a list of 119 state employees who were complicit in the MMPRC corruption.
According to the report, the investigation into Youth Minister Ahmed Mahloof’s involvement in MMPRC corruption has been completed and is being forwarded to the Prosecutor General’s office.
Furthermore, the list revealed 17 incumbent parliamentarians from both the ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and the opposition Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) who were implicated in the country’s largest-ever corruption scandal, including both Majority Leader Ali Azim (MDP) and Minority Leader Ahmed Saleem (PPM).
Four other MDP MPs were implicated in the scandal, including MP for Central Hithadhoo Constituency Ahmed Rasheed, MP for Kendhikulhudhoo Constituency Ahmed Easa, MP for Maradhoo Constituency Ibrahim Shareef, and MP for Mulah Constituency Ibrahim Naseer. MP for Dhangethi Constituency Mohamed Nazim, who is a member of the ruling coalition party JP, was also included on the list.
The list included six more MPs from PPM: MP for Kendhoo Constituency Ali Hussain, MP for Guraidhoo Constituency Mohamed Ghassan Maumoon, MP for K. Guraidhoo Constituency Ibrahim Riza, MP for Faresmaathoda Hussain Mohamed Latheef, MP for Mahibadhoo Ahmed Thariq (Tom), and MP for Naifaru Constituency Ahmed Shiyam. MDA MP Ahmed Amir and PNC MP Mohamed Saeed were also on the list, both of whom are members of the opposition coalition.
In addition, two independent MPs, Abdul Muhsin Hameed for Nilendhoo Constituency and Saud Hussain for Vilingili Constituency, were included on the list.