Parliament recalled to decide on dismissal of ACC members

Members of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) hold a press conference on March 28, 2021. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

The Parliament, which is currently in recess, has scheduled an extraordinary sitting for Thursday, to make a decision regarding the dismissal of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) members.

Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)’s parliamentary group had announced the decision to request the recall of the Parliament on Tuesday.

The only item in the agenda for the extraordinary sitting scheduled for 10:00 am on Thursday is the vote on dismissal of ACC members.

Parliament’s Independent Institutions Committee voted to initiate the process of dismissal all ACC members last week.

The committee had based its decision on the findings of a performance audit, which uncovered the commission had over 16,000 pending cases.