Speaker of the Parliament and former President Mohamed Nasheed says the legislative house has received over 70,000 messages regarding the MMPRC corruption scandal and would publicize these messages soon.
He made the comments while speaking at the parliament during the debate on the Bill to amend Act Number 9/2014 (Penal Code of the Maldives) to establish as criminal offenses, illicit enrichment; embezzlement, misappropriation, or other diversions of property by a public official.
Speaker Nasheed said that the parliament committee on National Security Services has all the evidence on the MMPRC scam.
He said these include over 70,000 messages and that the parliament’s librarian had labeled and filed these messages. Nasheed also said that since these messages are under the authority of the parliament, he would publicize these messages.
Nasheed went onto say that the relevant institutions’ failure to adequately investigate the MMPRC scandal is disconcerting and that how the financial transactions of the scandal were made are clearly evident from these messages.
The Speaker said that he had shared these 70,000 text messages with the parliament and the Anti-Corruption Commission. Nasheed said these include messages sent between the former Vice President and his associates as well as the ex-VPs own confessions.
Labeled as the biggest scandal the country is yet to uncover, initial investigations revealed that the corruption and the beneficiaries of the corruption were widespread plaguing the political world along with the security agencies and civil services.