MDP Requests the Police to Investigate Documents on MMPRC Corruption

The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has lodged a case at the Maldives Police Service (MPS) on Saturday afternoon to investigate documents sent to the MDP via anonymous emails regarding alleged corruption involving the Maldives tourism promotion company Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) and other individuals.

According to these documents sent to the MDP via anonymous emails, over 205 million US dollars received by the MMPRC were distributed to other private companies through illegal means. The emails further allege that these companies have failed to repay the borrowed money within the agreed timeframe.

Furthermore, the MDP has received a deposit receipt (Trx No: 1405664) of USD 500,000 to an account under the name of Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. Accordign to the receipt it was deposited to the account on 12 October 2015. According to the documents received, Abdula Yameen Abdul Gayoom is equally involved in the alleged corruption involving the MMPRC and former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb.

According to the documents received, over 300,000 US Dollar was also transferred to an account under the name of Riyaz Rasheed. Smilarly there appears to be many other transactions of this nature under the names of individuals similar to those currently in senior positions in the Government. The MDP believes an investigation is required in order to clarify the issue and prevent any further sleight on these individuals.

The MDP has provided all the documents it has received to the Police and calls upon the Police to impartially investigate and expedite investigation of this case.