The parliamentary government accountability committee has launched an investigation into the government's decision to terminate the operations of Maamigili MP Gasim Ibrahim's Flyme airline and the closedown of the spa of Paradise Island Resort.
The committee today decided to summon Deputy Tourism Minister Ismail Yasir and Transport Minister Adil Saleem in the case filed by Villufushi MP Riyaz Rasheed, Gemanafushi MP Ilham Ahmed and Kurendhoo MP Ahmed Moosa.
The committee also decided to seek Consul General Fathimath Filza's legal advice over summoning police commissioner Ahmed Faseeh.
Committee chair, Hanimaadhoo MP Mohamed Mujthaz said Yasir is to be summoned over the closedown of Paradise Island Resort's spa while Adil will be asked about his ministry's decision to terminate the operations of Flyme airline.
"We decided to summon Yasir instead of Tourism Minister Zulfa as the document, which asked the resort to close down its spa, was signed by him," he said.
Mujthaz said the committee members condemned the government's decisions.
Tourism Ministry Sunday asked Jumhooree Party Leader Gasim, who owns Villa Group of companies, to close down spas of five of his resorts claiming that they were brothels run under the disguise of spas.
Police accompanied a team from the Tourism Ministry to Paradise Island Resort yesterday to investigate the reports of prostitution in the resort's spa.
Transport Ministry said the operations of Flyme airline was terminated in order to carry out an audit following problems experienced by a Flyme aircraft on Saturday.