The parliament has confirmed that the Corruption and Asset Recovery Commission has sent a list of individuals who benefited from the Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) corruption scandal, following a request from MP Hassan Latheef.
MP Hassan Latheef had asked Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed to suggest the institutions provide the information regarding the scandal, arguing that Parliament Committee on National Safety (241 Committee) chair MP Mohamed Aslam had not done enough to obtain the information.
According to the announcement, those on the list have served or are currently serving in the security forces, judiciary, and independent agencies. The list also included current and former members of Parliament.
It was also reported that people who held or are still holding government positions, such as state ministers and ministers, were included on the list sent to the parliament.
Speaker Nasheed had previously stated that he would go to whatever length to ensure that the inquiry is concluded, even if parliamentarians and ministers were involved.
Nasheed also stated that the 270 people on the list who benefited from the MMPRC in any way will be prosecuted in court. He also alleged that parliamentarians, ministers, and other senior officials in various Maldives institutions benefited from the over USD 70 million looted from the state.