Parliament deliberates on Zeena's dismissal from Broadcom

Broadcasting Commission member Zeena Zahir. (Photo/President's Office)

The Parliament’s Committee on Independent Institutions has moved to dismiss Zeena Zahir from the Maldives Broadcasting Commission (Broadcom).

Zeena’s dismissal was proposed by South Galolhu MP Mickail Ahmed Naseem and seven members of the committee voted to deliberate on the matter. 

Only Zeena, Amjad Waheed, and Aminath Sahaarath remain on the Broadcom as members appointed in the former administration. Two others were dismissed from the Broadcom after votes of no confidence were conducted. Zeena’s dismissal was held up because she was on maternity leave at the time.

The Parliament is to announce the dismissal of Zeena after the Committee decision. Zeena will be provided the opportunity to respond to the case against her. She was appointed to the Broadcom on April 5, 2016.