Opposition to file case against CSC pres

Maldives United Opposition - the multi-party coalition - has decided to file a case against Civil Service Commission (CSC) president Dr. Ali Shameem at Anti Corruption Commission (ACC).

Maldivian Democratic Party's (MDP) vice chair Ali Niyaz stressed Dr. Shameem must be held accountable for coercing civil servants into re-registering under specific ballot stations for the 2018 presidential election.

Opposition accuses Dr. Shameem of misusing authority to force lower ranking government officials and civil servants to re-register according to specific polling stations; that may in turn create room for vote-sabotage.

Meanwhile senior ranking or executive level members of state-owned corporations are accused of coercing their employees to re-register according to their demands.

Recently the rumor of senior officials, cabinet members of government authorities utilizing civil servants in re-registering process, and coercing government staffs to re-register under specific ballot stations have sparked outrage in the opposition.

Responding to the claims, president of EC Ahmed Shareef said such cases must be considered as misuse of government assets and should be reported accordingly to relevant authorities for further probing.