Maldives graft watchdog assures impartiality in probing corruption

ACC President Hassan Luthufee (R) and VP Muawwiz Rasheed speak at ACC's national symposium. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/MIHAARU

The Maldives’ graft watchdog assured that all cases of corruption filed with them are treated impartially without any bias or prejudice.

Speaking at the inauguration of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC)’s national symposium at the Islamic University early Wednesday, ACC’s President Hassan Luthufee declared that removing the claws of corruption is not an easy task in any nation. Nonetheless, he asserted that ACC will not let up in its efforts to investigate matters of graft, bribery and discord with the utmost integrity, honesty and impartiality.

Luthufee noted that ACC has always been a target of criticism. However, he declared that the commission’s members have the patience to withstand the censure and vowed that ACC will take all measures necessary within the framework of the law to uncover and expose graft.

The president also refuted accusations that the commission drops cases which involve certain high profile individuals, claiming that ACC has probed and closed more cases than the amount filed so far this year.

“We don’t discriminate between a ‘greater’ or ‘lesser’ person. The criticism we face is the same for all such institutions around the world. It’s not something that happens only in the Maldives.”

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