Police quiz Gayoom's son over tourism graft

Police late Monday summoned and questioned former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom's son Ghassan Maumoon reportedly over the largest tourism scandal in the archipelago's history.

According to sources, the police had summoned Ghassan - now a lawmaker two days before.

AVAS understands that Gayoom's youngest son had been questioned over his alleged involvement in the over USD79 million Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC) graft scandal.

Ghassan was named in the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) report as a potential beneficiary of the scandal while he was also implicated in Al Jazeera's investigation into the scandal titled "Stealing Paradise".