Three bills sent to committee

Three bills submitted on behalf of the government by Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) MPs were sent to committee for further review at today’s sitting of parliament.

While a bill on health professionals was accepted unanimously with 77 votes in favour, a bill on the health sector was also accepted unanimously with 74 votes in favour and three abstentions.

Legislation on the Communications Authority of Maldives (CAM) submitted by PPM MP Saud Hussain was accepted with the unanimous consent of 74 MPs.

The bill outlines rules governing telecommunications and postal services and proposes allowing CAM to set prices for telecommunication services, license telcos and ensure a competitive market.

If passed into law, a five-member board would be instituted to head CAM, which would function under a ministry.