Jumhoree Party (JP) MP Alhan Fahmy has said that the party supports the motion submitted to the parliament committee by Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) proposing that votes during the upcoming no-confidence vote filed at the parliament against President and Home Minister be hidden.
Speaking to local press in the Villa TV conference hall, Alhan Fahmy said that his party’s parliamentary group was following instructions from the party’s leader and MP, Gasim Ibrahim.
Alhan said it would be difficult to cooperate with the government unless it gave a fair reason as to why Transport Minister Dr Ahmed Shahmheed was this week dismissed from his position, after he awarded a 99 year lease to Gasim’s Maamagili airport.
Alleging that Dr Shahmheed was dismissed because he did not support every decision made by the President, Alhan questioned why President Waheed had failed to take action against the Nexbis project, and alleged corruption in the recent sale of a 30 percent stake of the Addu International Airport Company Pvt Ltd (AIA) to business magnate ‘Champa’ Hussain Afeef’s Kasa Holdings.
He also alleged that President Waheed was not fair in taking action against those accused of corruption, and noted that Thilafushi Corporation’s Managing Director Mohamed Latheef was dismissed from the position on allegations of corruption but later appointed to another position.
Alhan likewise noted that Felivaru Chairman Mohamed Imthiyaz – a member of the JP – was dismissed on allegations of corruption but said Waheed did not appoint him to another position.