MDP’s parliamentary group moves to dismiss PG Shameem

Prosecutor General Hussain Shameem speaks at a press conference on August 3, 2021. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)’s parliamentary group decided on Monday to file a no-confidence motion against Prosecutor General Hussain Shameem with the Parliament.

MDP’s parliamentary group had convened for a meeting to take the vote at approximately 12:30 pm.

The motion to dismiss Shameem passed with a vote of 21-17.

The no-confidence motion against Shameem had been submitted to the MDP’s parliamentary group on June 1.

MDP has yet to disclose the identity of the parliamentarian who presented the no-confidence motion, or the reason for the decision.