Government has accepted the last minute nomination made on behalf of former President Mohamed Nasheed to the Commission of National Enquiry (CNI) set up to probe the circumstances surrounding the transfer of power on February 7.
Jun 03, 2012 - 09:13
A prominent official while confirming the fact did not disclose the name of Nasheed’s nominee.
It is believed that the nomination has now been forwarded to the Commonwealth following the government’s approval.
The government had earlier rejected the 11 or so nominations made by Nasheed to the CNI claiming that the nominees do not meet the specified criteria.
The CNI which is now in recess until the proposed changes to its composition can be made had not stated a date in which to recommence its work.
In a bid to comply with the warning of stronger measures by the Commonwealth if the composition of CNI is not revised to make it more independent, impartial and generally acceptable to the people, the government had agreed to appoint a retired Judge from Singapore as the Co-Chair and a representative of Nasheed to the Commission.