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  • Opposition dumps fake dollar at pres house

    Opposition dumps fake dollar at pres house

    Opposition appeared Wednesday to have widened its anti-corruption campaign against the government with top lawmakers dumping fake dollar notes with the president's face stamped on outside his residence.

    February 10, 2016
  • Suood apologises for linking firms to graft

    Suood apologises for linking firms to graft

    The lawyer of the private company implicated in the largest corruption scandal in the history of the archipelago apologised Sunday for linking two prominent businesses to embezzled funds through the state tourism promotion company.

    February 09, 2016 1 comment
  • Pres blames banking failure for MMPRC graft

    Pres blames banking failure for MMPRC graft

    President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom sought Monday to shift blame to shortcomings in banking policies for the unprecedented level of corruption at the state tourism promotion company.

    February 09, 2016
  • 'Stolen funds in pres' Islamic bank account'

    'Stolen funds in pres' Islamic bank account'

    A top opposition lawmaker rushed Monday to amend his claims that embezzled funds had been deposited to accounts held by the first family at State Bank of India (SBI), saying that the funds had instead been redirected to accounts at Maldives Islamic Bank (MIB).

    February 09, 2016 1 comment
  • Pres denies role in graft, admits failures

    Pres denies role in graft, admits failures

    President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom denied Monday any involvement in the corruption scandal surrounding the state tourism promotion company, but admitted institutional shortcomings for having had led to the largest ever case of corruption in the archipelago's history.

    February 08, 2016
  • ACC confirms probe into MPL dollar graft

    ACC confirms probe into MPL dollar graft

    The investigation into the embezzlement of MVR 77.1 million involving the ports operator by the now deposed vice president Ahmed Adheeb Abdul Ghafoor is still ongoing, corruption watchdog confirmed Monday.

    February 08, 2016
  • Mahloof quizzed on pres graft allegations

    Mahloof quizzed on pres graft allegations

    Police summoned a prominent opposition lawmaker Sunday over a tweet levelling corruption allegations against the president and the first lady.

    February 08, 2016
  • ACC undecided on probe over bribes to oust VP

    ACC undecided on probe over bribes to oust VP

    Corruption watchdog announced Monday that no decision has yet been made on investigating allegations that parliamentarians had been bribed to impeach the then vice president Mohamed Jameel Ahmed.

    February 08, 2016
  • Pres admits govt graft, vows action

    Pres admits govt graft, vows action

    President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom admitted Sunday the extent of corruption in his government, but quickly sought to once again assure the public that everyone involved in the corruption scandal surrounding the state tourism promotion company would be penalised.

    February 08, 2016
  • Businesses deny links to largest ever graft

    Businesses deny links to largest ever graft

    Prominent businesses rushed Sunday to deny any connection to embezzlement of funds through the state tourism promotion company, as details emerge of the unprecedented corruption scandal in the island nation’s history.

    February 07, 2016
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