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 Luthfeeâ€™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 Luthfeeâ€™s nomination was not valid after the president withdrew his name.
â€œThe 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,â€ he said. â€œIf the Majlis has not passed the name, I believe the president can withdraw the name at any time.â€