Former Chief Justice appointed as advisor to Minister of Islamic Affairs

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has appointed former Chief Justice Sheikh Mohamed Rasheed Ibrahim as the advisor to Minister of Islamic Affairs.

The position is a ministerial level appointment, the President’s Office said.

Under President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Ibrahim had served as the Minister of Justice, President of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and as the Special Advisor to the President.

Ibrahim is also the President of the Fiqh Academy.

According to the President’s Office Website, Yameen has appointed five individuals to positions at ministerial rank, 34 as state ministers and 59 as deputy ministers.