JSC to investigate judges involved in MMPRC graft

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has revealed that the commission will be investigating the judges alleged to be involved in the MMPRC graft.

The judicial watchdog made the decision to investigate the suspected judges during their 73rd meeting held Wednesday.

Earlier this week, Prosecutor General Aishath Bisham revealed at the Parliament's Public Accounts Committee that cabinet ministers, judges and Parliament members were implicated in the MMPRC graft.

Announcing their decision to investigate the judges, JSC said they have requested relevant authorities to share the information on the involved judges, and the evidence against the judges with the commission.

The official audit report into the MMPRC scandal revealed that over US$ 79 million was embezzled through the state tourism promotion company, Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC). Several government officials of both the previous and current administration are said to be involved in the corruption.