Maldives health minister Ameen resigns amid strong backlash

Minister of Health Abdulla Ameen, under heavy fire over the unlawful procurement of ventilators for the Maldives' COVID-19 response, tendered his resignation during the early hours of Wednesday

Oct 21, 2020
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Minister of Health Abdulla Ameen, under heavy fire over the unlawful procurement of ventilators for the Maldives' COVID-19 response, tendered his resignation during the early hours of Wednesday.

The minister's move to step down came shortly after Parliament representatives of the ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) submitted a no-confidence motion against the minister, powered by the signatures of 24 MPs.

According to a tweet by the Parliament by the representative of Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll's Madaveli constituency Hussain Firushan, the motion was submitted under Article (a) of Section 101 of the Constitution, as the Parliament believes Ameen is no longer fit to remain in his ministerial position.


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