The Parliament voted on Wednesday to terminate state employees involved in the MMPRC scandal, as recommended by the joint parliamentary committee investigating the case.
More than 270 people are implicated in the grand MMPRC scandal of USD 70 million worth of funds. The list includes former and current members of parliament, cabinet ministers, and other senior officials in various official institutions in the Maldives.
The Joint Committee had requested the Assets Recovery Commission to conclude the investigation against any accused individual in electoral position as soon as possible, as they can only be removed from their position under a penalty cause or resignation. The Committee also urged to equip the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) members with professional tools to assist the investigation.
The committee also suggested that alleged beneficiaries be excluded from state offices during the investigation and trial processes.
The Joint Committee report by the National Security Services/241 committee and Judiciary committee regarding the grand MMPRC corruption scandal was approved by the parliament with 45 votes.
Seven of the 16 incumbent MPs involved in the case were present; six chose not to vote, while one, Majority Leader Ali Azim, voted in favor of the report.