The Civil Court today ordered opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) Leader Ahmed Thasmeen Ali to pay in a six-month period over Rf1 million (US$77,800) owed to coalition partner People’s Alliance (PA) Deputy Leader Ahmed Nazim, reports Haveeru.
Delivering the verdict, Judge Hathif Hilmy told Thasmeen’s lawyer to pay monthly installments to the court until the debt is repaid.
The judge also ordered Thasmeen to pay Nazim Rf1,800 (US$140) incurred as lawyer’s fees, based on a rate of Rf300 per hearing. Nazim had however claimed Rf100,000 in compensation for lawyer’s fees.
Deputy Speaker Nazim sued Majority Leader Thasmeen to recover Rf1.92 million (US$149,400) unpaid from a loan worth Rf2.55 million (US$200,000).