President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Monday appointed four members to the National Integrity Commission (NIC). The presented the new members with their letters of appointment at a special ceremony held at the President’s Office .
President Solih had previously sent the list of applicants for Parliamentary consideration, and the four new members were approved by the People's Majlis. The newly appointed members to NIC are Gasim Abdul Kareem, Aminath Shadiya, Ashiyath Shiuna and Shuaib Abdul Rahman.
Gasim Abdul Kareem was the whistleblower who brought the country’s largest corruption scandal, the MMPRC corruption, to light. He was the former manager at national bank, Bank of Maldives’ F. Nilandhoo branch. He was convicted for unlawfully publicizing customer information in violation of the bank’s whistleblower policy. He was released from jail in November 2016 after completing his sentence of eight months and 12 days.
The National Integrity Commission is in charge of investigating unlawful acts of law enforcement agencies and its employees. The commission is an independent legal entity possessing powers to undertake its mandate in its own capacity.