Criminal Court cancels trials of MP ‘Sun Travel’ Shiyam and senior MDP member

The Criminal Court has cancelled Thursday’s hearings in the trials of Maldives Development Alliance Leader and MP Ahmed ‘Sun Travel’ Shiyam and Maldivian Democratic Party member Ibrahim Hussain Zaki, after the court could not hand over summon chits to them.

Zaki is facing trial after he was arrested from the island of Hondaidhoo in Haa Dhaalu Atoll while he was allegedly in possession of cannabis and alcohol.

MP Shiyam is facing trial in a case where an alcohol bottle was allegedly discovered inside his luggage when he arrived from a trip abroad country.

The Criminal Court has recently sentenced MDP MP Hamid Abdul Ghafoor to six months after he failed to show up to the court for the hearings of a case in which he was charged for possessing cannabis and refusing to provide police a sample of his urine for drug testing.