President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has asked the Privatization and Corporization Board (PCB) to dismiss the Managing Director of State Trading Organization STO Hussain Amr from his post.
The President's office said that the administration is always looking to further enhance the company and the decision to dismiss Amr is part of the restructuring to achieve this.
The government got the ball rolling on Amr's removal after the Public Service Media PSM rescheduled its 'Raaje Miadhu' program after interviewing him for the program.
Amr was the first head of a State Owned enterprise that supported Speaker of the Parliament Mohmed Nasheed during the MDP Primary held last January.
He accompanied campaign trips with Nasheed and has been active in furthering the activities of Nasheed's breakaway political activity within the party named 'Fikurege Dhirun' (Birth of an ideology).
Many within the party criticized Amr for his decision to stand with Nasheed while holding a political position within the government of President Solih.