The Parliament's Human Rights Committee has approved to appoint Mariyam Muna as the President of the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives, and Dr. Ahmed Adhuham Abdulla as the Vice President of the commission. The decision was reached at a committee meeting held Wednesday.
Chair of the committee and Hinnavaru MP Jeehan Mahmood said Muna is a very capable candidate for the president's post, and noted that she held a Masters degree in management, and had extensive experience in the field. She also noted that Adhuham was equally qualified to fill the position of vice president.
Although the committee has decided to appoint Muna and Adhuham, they did not undergo an interview process. Committee member and Meedhoo MP Rozaina Adam said since both Muna and Adhuha, were recently appointed to HRCM after extensive vetting, there was no need to interview them once again.
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih nominated Muna and Adhuham for HRCM's president and vice president slots last Tuesday.
HRCM is composed of five members - they are, Dr. Ahmed Adhuham Abdulla, Mariyam Muna, Moominaa Waheed, Aminath Shifath Razzaq and Samau Ahmed Najeeb.