Ismail Abdul Hameed (pictured here), representative for Kaashidhoo, was convicted today for corruption charges by the Criminal Court, and was sentenced to one year and six months banishment. This punishment, traditional in the Maldives, entails that he will be forbidden to leave a certain island during the designated time.
Hameed was found guilty of abuse of authority when Director of Waste Management at the Male’ municipality. According to the prosecution, he acted in favor of a Singaporean company in the purchase of a barge.
In addition to the sentenced established by the judge, Hameed will also lose his seat in Parliament. A new election shall follow to fill the vacant seat.
For the full article on minivanews.com, please click here. The picture of Mr. Hameed shown above is from haveeru.com.mv.