Parliament members are to receive security from Maldives National Defence Force’s (MNDF) Special Protection Group (SPG) starting this year.
Spokesman for MNDF Colonel Abdul Raheem told local media yesterday (January 2) that a security arrangement with the SPG would be available to MPs in Male’ should they request it.
According to local media, the SPG is made up of 178 specially trained military personnel.
Until now, the SPG has been responsible for the security of the President, Vice President and other well-known figures political and legal figures in the country.
However, under Article 105 (b) of the constitution, state security services are to provide protection and safety to members of parliament.