Supreme Court to decide appointment of ACC member

The government will ask for legal advice from the Supreme Court over the appointment of Hassan Luthfee to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Attorney General Husnu Suood has said.

Although President Mohamed Nasheed recalled Luthfee’s nomination, parliament rejected his substitute nominee and approved Luthfee to the commission.

Last week, members were sworn in to the commission without Luthfee.

Addressing press today, Suood said Luthfee’s nomination was not valid after the president withdrew his name.

“The principle I consider in advising the president is whether there is any obstacle in the law for him to withdraw a name or a period for him to do it,” he said. “If the Majlis has not passed the name, I believe the president can withdraw the name at any time.”