AG Riffath granted 14-days to respond to no-confidence motion

Attorney General Ibrahim Riffath has been given a 14-day notice to address the recently filed no-confidence motion against him. The motion, supported by 13 MPs from opposition parties, including PPM, MNP, JP, and loyalists of Speaker Nasheed from the main-ruling MDP, accuses Riffath of neglecting his duties in the division of disputed waters between Maldives and Mauritius.

During today's Parliament session, Speaker Nasheed announced the reception of the no-confidence motion signed by 13 MPs against AG Riffath.

"The 14-day notice, required before the motion is debated in Parliament, was sent to the Attorney General on May 16, 2023," Nasheed stated.

The specific date for the motion's discussion will be announced at a later time.

According to parliamentary rules, a no-confidence motion against a cabinet minister can be initiated with the support of at least 10 MPs and can be passed by a majority of the total number of MPs.