Association calls for action against judges implicated in MMPRC scandal

Newly appointed judges to Civil Court and Criminal Court take their oath on April 30, 2018. (File Photo/Sun/Fayaz Moosa)

The Judges' Association of Maldives, has called for action against any judges involved in the MMPRC corruption scandal.

The statement by the association comes after the Prosecutor General Bisham revealed in a parliamentary committee that there were judges who were involved in the MMPRC scandal that are still in power. A statement by the Judges Association in relation to these revelations by the PG read that this was a concerning matter and that such allegations must be investigated and acted against.

"If there is a criminal allegation of any scale against any judge, we call on all the relevant authorities to investigate and take all the necessary steps without any delay." the statement by the association read.

The statement also advised judges to refrain from any activity that might raise questions surrounding their integrity and maintain the disciplinary standards of judges.