Youth Minister’s suspension lifted – The Edition
President Ibrahim Mohamed on Saturday lifted the suspension of Minister of Sports and Youth Ahmed Mahloof for the state’s failure to file a complaint against the minister accused of corruption.
Mahloof was suspended in June after the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) sent its case to the Attorney General’s Office (PGO), asking that Mahloof be prosecuted for his involvement in the corruption of the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC). ). He was accused of accepting a $33,000 bribe.
Mahloof has been suspended since then. The youth ministry has been under the leadership of Tourism Minister Dr. Abdulla Mausoom in Mahloof’s absence. Mahloof received the full salary and other benefits associated with the cabinet post even when he was suspended.
Mahloof’s suspension was lifted due to the case not having been sent for persecution in the past four months.
The Attorney General’s Office (PGO) said Mahloof’s case was incomplete and it was seeking more information. It’s the same response PGO has provided in the past, along with questions about the delay in filing charges against Mahloof.
Mahloof was also suspended in 2019 for his involvement in MMPRC corruption. His suspension was also lifted shortly that year.