Former President Maumoon admitted in hospital

November 7, 2019: Former President Maumoon at the meeting to launch Maldives Reform Movement (MRM) in Dharubaaruge, the political party being created with him at the leadership. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

The former President of Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom has been admitted in the hospital.

A media official of the former President's party, Maldives Reform movement confirmed that President Maumoon was admitted early this morning to IGMH. The official stated that President Maumoon was admitted for medical tests for a cold he is suffering from. It is reported that he had been ill for a few days.

Yesterday was the 82nd birthday of the former President who many believe is a pioneering figure in the history of Maldives.