No new Home Minister to be appointed before election: President

President Mohamed Waheed has dismissed the possibility of appointing a minister of Home Affairs – with oversight of the police – before elections in September, reports Sun Online.

Former Home Minister Dr Mohamed Jameel was dismissed from the position after he sided with Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM) candidate Abdulla Yameen, later defecting from his own Dhivehi Qaumee Party (DQP) and becoming Yameen’s running mate.

Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Ahmed Shafeeu has since served as acting minister.