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“Corruption and Theft has become a fashion in this administration” said former Vice-President Dr. Mohamed Jameel Ahmed. In a tweet made today, Dr. Mohamed Jameel Ahmed heavily criticized the ruling coalition government making serious allegations against it. In his tweet the former Vice-President stated that within a short span the governing system had become corrupt, with the government failing to serve its people. He further went to state how corruption and theft had become a fashion in the current administration.

Dr. Mohamed Jameel Ahmed also remarked on how no action is being taken against several senior officials in the current government with allegations of corruption against them. Dr.Mohamed Jameel Ahmed made this statement  referring to the recent corruption scandals involving former Tourism Minister Ali Waheed and Health Minister Abdullah Ameen.

According to state audit reports, both Tourism and Health ministry had irregularities in its records with the Tourism Ministry spending millions outside of their mandate while the Health ministry had made several transactions with paper companies in procuring crucial medical equipment’s for the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Minister Abdullah Ameen was summoned today for questioning by the Anti-Corruption Commission of Maldives regarding the fraudulence involved in the procurement of 149 ventilators and several shipments of PPE’s.

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