Several authorities have terminated senior officials and suspended others over the recent leaks of explicit same-sex videos.
According to local media sources, a local Quran teacher and an officer of Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) has been suspended amid their involvement in the same-sex videos. Moreover, a senior official of National Center for the Holy Quran (NCHQ) has been terminated over the explicit video which allegedly features him was leaked yesterday.
Police are currently investigating the leak of explicit same-sex videos allegedly involving multiple high profile individuals in the country, as well as the alleged leak and blackmail of the individuals seen in the videos. Further to this, at least 18 passports have been withheld and three arrests made in connection to the scandal.