President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu, on Thursday, asserted he would not hesitate to take legal action against anyone guilty of corruption in his administration.
Speaking at a ceremony held on Thursday morning to mark this year’s International Anti-Corruption Day – President Muizzu reiterated his commitment to lead his administration free of corruption and continue best efforts to raise awareness of corruption.
He stressed that his administration’s policy lies in full collaboration with all efforts to combat corruption.
Shedding light on this year’s theme for International Anti-Corruption Day – Uniting the World Against Corruption – President Muizzu said the theme demonstrated the need for global cooperation in the fight against corruption.
He called on everyone to begin saying "no" to corruption and highlighted the importance of incorporating the battle against corruption on a national scale.
He also urged individuals to stop making requests to ask for things outside the rules and further urged everyone to be obedient, cautious, sincere, and religiously motivated, especially those in positions of authority in the nation.
At Thursday’s ceremony, President Muizzu formally inaugurated the Maldives National Anti-Corruption Academy, aimed at educating training and developing human resources to investigate economic crimes and corruption.
Additionally, the ceremony also saw the publication on the National Survey on Corruption 2023, while President Muizzu also introduced the Corruption Risk Self-Assessment Toolkit and the Maldives Anti-Corruption Trust Fund.