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Anti-graft watchdog seeks charges to recover MVR108m

After closing 288 cases during the first quarter of 2017, the ACC said Tuesday that it has forwarded four cases to the Prosecutor General’s office to press charges against five government officials.

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ACC orders re-evaluation of Hajj group bids

The anti-graft watchdog concluded after an inquiry that the unfairness of the bid evaluation process raised “suspicion that this was done to provide undue benefit to a particular party.”

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Anti-graft watchdog stops awarding of Hajj quotas

The Anti-Corruption Commission has ordered the Islamic ministry to halt the process of awarding Hajj quotas to five companies that submitted winning bids for taking Maldivian pilgrims to Mecca.

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No corruption in use of state resources for rally marking Yameen’s third year in office

The ACC declared legal expenses from the state budget and forced attendance for civil servants because the rally was organised by the government and not the ruling party.

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Yameen condemned for linking corruption to human nature

“A quality in human nature will remain among Maldivians as well,” the president had said of corruption

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Scandal-ridden ports company under investigation over boat deal

The state-owned Maldives Ports Limited is under investigation by the anti-graft watchdog over the procurement of a small boat badly in need of repairs for MVR5 million (US$65,000). The MPL is also under fire for paying MVR2.9 million as legal fees to a ruling party lawmaker.

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Watchdog dismisses multiple corruption allegations against first lady

The ACC has ruled out corruption in the Sadagat Foundation’s distribution of dates gifted by Saudi Arabia in its name, and an Islamic ministry letter requesting that the charity be given US$12,000 of a donation made by a foreign donor to the Maldivian government.

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School recalls textbooks after controversy over pictures of churches

A school in Hulhumalé has recalled all of its textbooks in the wake of a controversy over pictures of churches and Roman gods in its social studies textbooks that prompted accusations that the school was spreading Christianity and Paganism.

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Former MMPRC chief faces new corruption charges

The ACC has asked the chief prosecutor to press corruption charges and initiate legal proceedings against Abdulla Ziyath to seize a plot of land he bought from public funds embezzled from MMPRC

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Anti-graft watchdog prompts criticism for ruling out corruption in biggest ever property deal

The anti-graft watchdog has come under fire for declaring legal the government’s choice of a contractor to build a new wing for Malé’s public hospital, a project worth MVR2.1billion (US$140million)

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Adeeb shown Al Jazeera’s corruption exposé in jail

According to Adeeb’s lawyer, the ACC investigators asked “general questions” about secretly filmed confessions by three of Adeeb’s associates featured in the Stealing Paradise documentary about delivering stolen cash to the president.

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Anti-corruption watchdog launches fresh inquiry after Al Jazeera exposé

“Several individuals we want for questioning, including those who have been in hiding despite Interpol red notices, have confessed to their part in the scandal. In the light of these confessions, we have to interview more people and investigate,” said Hassan Luthfy, president of the ACC.

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Complaint filed over state broadcaster’s live telecast of PPM rally

The main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party has submitted a complaint to the anti-corruption watchdog over the state broadcaster’s live telecast of a ruling party campaign rally.

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Adeeb questioned over stolen funds in president’s account

Adeeb’s lawyer confirmed to The Maldives Independent that his client was questioned last week by the Anti-Corruption Commission about the large sums deposited to the president’s account at the Maldives Islamic Bank.

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Supreme court judge accused of forging identity documents

The Maldivian Democratic Party has called for Supreme Court Judge Ali Hameed to be investigated for forgery over apparent inconsistencies of age in his identity documents

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Graft watchdog advises against awarding ‘mega projects’ without bidding

The anti-corruption watchdog has advised the government to reverse changes brought to the public finance regulations last year that allowed large-scale projects to be awarded without a competitive bidding process.

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Raajje TV ordered to stop live broadcast of popular talk show

Raajje TV has been ordered to stop live broadcast of its popular talk show Fala Surukhee for airing an interview with an opposition member who leveled allegations of corruption at President Abdulla Yameen.

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