The state has yet to recover MVR 3.8 billion from corruption-related cases, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has said.
In a ceremony marking International Anti-Corruption Day, ACC Secretary General Mohamed Saleem stated that the commission had received around 5,040 cases in the previous five years.
While noting that the number of complaints submitted over the period was about equal to four cases per day, he stated that this reflects the Maldives’ poor corruption status.
He also stated that the sums lost to the state as a result of corruption cases are enormous, adding that the commission’s numbers show that around MVR 3.8 billion remains unrecovered.
He went on to say that corruption has led people to lose faith in the system, government institutions, and the courts, in addition to financial losses.