State Minister for Education Riyaz suspended

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih presents Ahmed Riyaz (L) with his letter of appointment as State Minister for Education. (File Photo/President's Office)

State Minister for Education Ahmed Riyaz has been placed under suspension. 

President’s Office spokesperson Mohamed Mabrook Azeez told Sun on Sunday morning that Education Ministry had been instructed to suspend Riyaz in connection to an ongoing investigation against him. 

However, Mabrook declined to make an official comment regarding the nature of the investigation. 

Sun has been informed through unofficial channels that Riyaz was suspended after he was reported for sexual harassment of an employee of the Education Ministry.