Hassan Latheef calls for investigation into the President

MDP Chairperson, Hassan Latheef talking to the press outside the Supreme Court on 21 October 2018. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

MDP Chairperson, Hassan Latheef has called to start an investigation against the President, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and prevent him from leaving the country.  

Speaking to the press after the Supreme Court ruled that there is no reason to nullify the recent Presidential Election, Latheef said that major suspicions of theft, corruption and money laundering against the President has been filed with the Maldives Police Service and called to the police to start an investigation as soon as possible.  

He said that if the President flees the country, all those involved in the escape should be held accountable.  

After losing the Presidential Election this past September, President Yameen said that he would remain in service to the country and the Maldivian people despite the loss. MDP Leaders have said that the President will flee the country.  

President Yameen has previously criticized when the former President Mohamed Nasheed and other political figures went into self-exile abroad.