Cabinet approves implementation of SIM card user policy

The Maldives government yesterday (April 9) announced it will be initiating a SIM card user policy for all mobile phone services provided by Maldivian telecommunication companies.

According to the President’s Office website, cabinet had approved the implementation of the policy in order to tackle national security concerns over the “frequent misuse” of unregistered SIM cards in the country.

All SIM cards provided by Maldives-based telecommunications groups will now need to be registered following the cabinet’s decision to approve the user policy first presented in a paper from the Ministry of Transport and Communication.

Defence Minister Mohamed Nazim, who also serves as Acting Minister of Transport and Communication, was not responding to calls this morning.

Minivan News was meanwhile awaiting a response from the Communication Authority of Maldives at time of press about the SIM card user policy.