President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu has reaffirmed his commitment to leading a government free of corruption, emphasizing his dedication during a ceremony held to commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day.
Addressing the gathering, President Muizzu declared his unwavering stance against corruption, pledging to take legal action against any government official found guilty of corrupt practices. He also expressed his determination to continue raising awareness about the detrimental effects of corruption within the administration. The President stressed that his government’s policy prioritizes collaboration with all anti-corruption efforts.
Focusing on this year’s theme, “Uniting the World against Corruption,” President Muizzu highlighted the imperative of global cooperation in the ongoing battle against corruption. He called on citizens to actively say “no” to corruption, emphasizing the significance of incorporating anti-corruption efforts on a national scale.
President Muizzu underscored the role of individuals in combating corruption, pointing out that every act involves two participants: the one who seeks favors and the one who grants them. Urging citizens to refrain from making requests outside established rules, he emphasized the importance of obedience, caution, sincerity, and religious motivation, particularly among those in positions of authority.
Drawing historical parallels, President Muizzu referenced writings by past visitors to the Maldives, noting that even during the reign of monarchies, the ruling class couldn’t extend its influence to the courthouse. Encouraging every citizen to view fighting corruption as a national duty, the President emphasized that this commitment is vital for gaining the trust of the international community and strengthening the nation’s economy.