PPM MP Ibrahim Riza elected to represent Majlis on JSC

Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) MP for Kaafu Guraidhoo, Ibrahim Riza, has been elected at today’s sitting of parliament to represent the People’s Majlis on the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

Riza’s nomination was approved with 47 votes in favour and 27 against. Riza was nominated by Majority Leader Ahmed Nihan and seconded by PPM MP Jameel Usman.

The opposition Maldivian Democratic Party had decided to back Jumhooree Party MP Ali Hussain for the post.

The JSC is comprised of the Speaker of the People’s Majlis, a Supreme Court Justice elected by the bench, a High Court judge elected by the judges of the High Court, a judge of the lower courts elected by the judges of the lower courts, an MP elected by parliament, a member of the public appointed by parliament, a presidential appointee, the attorney general, president of the civil service commission and a lawyer elected from among licensed legal practitioners.

Also at today’s sitting, PPM MP Mohamed Waheed Ibrahim was appointed as the parliament’s representative on the Clemency Board with 48 votes in favour and 29 votes against.

PPM MP Ahmed Rasheed was meanwhile appointed as the parliament’s representative to a coordinating committee created under the anti-human trafficking law passed last year.