Official residences to be arranged for Speaker, Chief Justice

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih Wednesday ratified bills passed to arrange official residences for the Speaker of the Parliament, the Chief Justice, and their families.

The amendments were brought to the Parliamentary Privileges and Powers Act and the Judges Act of Maldives, and the Parliament passed the bills on June 21.

The amendment to the Parliamentary Privileges and Powers Act stipulate that the Speaker of the Parliament and their family be provided with an official residence. The act further stipulates several improvements to the security and safety of the Speaker and their family, including around-the-clock security services from the Maldives National Defense Force(MNDF).

The sixth amendment to the Judges Act stipulates the provision of an official residence for the Chief Justice of the Maldives and their family. The amendment further includes guidelines to strengthen the safety and security of the Chief Justice, stipulating personal security by the Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF).