MNBC staff cannot work with MBC board, says Independent MP Nasheed

Staff at the former Television Maldives (TVM) and Voice of Maldives (VoM) – now the Maldives National Broadcasting Corporation (MNBC) – cannot work with the parliament-approved board of the Maldives Broadcasting Company (MBC), Independent MP and former Information Minister Mohamed Nasheed has said.

Responding to a question by a journalist at a forum organised by the Maldives Media Council (MMC) Monday night, Nasheed explained that the MBC Act was intended to transform the corporatised state media into a public broadcaster but the board voted through by opposition MPs was engaged in “political football.”

“Everything went right, but because of those who were chosen for the director’s board, the whole thing turned into political football,” MP Nasheed said, according to Sun Online.