Ex-VPs to receive an allowance of MVR 35k

The Parliament on Wednesday approved a amonthly allowance of MVR 35,000 for former Vice Presidents.

The bill was approved with the support of 32 members, while 12 voted against the bill.

Submitted by Eydhafushi MP Ahmed Saleem, the bill was reviewed by a committee of seven members, who decided the allowance amount.

The bill also states that past vice presidents of Maldives should be provided adequate protection and security by the government.

Mohamed Wahiduddin, Dr. Mohamed Jameel, Abdulla Jihad, Ahmed Adeed were all vice presidents of the nation since the multi-party system was introduced to the country. Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik, initially a Vice presidet later went on to become president.