Amendments to Audit Act sent to committee

Amendments submitted on behalf of the government by Progressive Party of Maldives MP Mohamed Waheed Ibrahim to the Audit Act of 2007 were sent to the economic affairs committee for further review today.

Following preliminary debate, the amendment bill (Dhivehi) was accepted with 55 votes in favour and two abstentions.

The legislation is part of a raft of bills submitted by the government to abolish provisions in conflict with the new constitution adopted in August 2008.

Preliminary debate meanwhile continued at today’s sitting on government-sponsored amendments to the Immigration Act with 34 MPs participating in the debate.