The constitutional protections and benefits for former presidents were activated for Abdulla Yameen after the Supreme Court overturned his five-year sentence yesterday.
Yameen’s legally required perks were suspended in 2019 after the Criminal Court convicted him of money laundering.
A finance ministry media representative stated, following the former president’s acquittal, the benefits had been reactivated and would be funded by the contingency budget.
The Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) also acknowledged the activation of the protection measures stipulated by the constitution for former presidents following the acquittal of the criminal verdict yesterday.
Yameen was acquitted of the charges after the Supreme Court overturned his five-year sentence, citing mismatched cheque numbers that raised serious doubts about whether the money placed into his account was from the MMPRC embezzlement case.