The parliament has approved the appointment of former journalist Mohamed Fazeen to the Maldives Broadcasting Commission (Broadcom).
Fazeen was appointed after the former member Zeena Zahir resigned from her post last October. The parliament planned her removal when she resigned.
The parliament’s Committee for Independent Institutions only approved the names Fazeen and Shifza Musthafa to the Broadcom, out of 11 nominations sent by the President.
55 parliamentarians voted for Fazeen. Since Fazeen was approved by the parliament, a vote for Shifza was not required.
Fazeen had previously applied for a seat on the Broadcom but the parliament had approved former VTV journalist Aminath Ameena to the seat instead.