In a turn of events, the Minister of State for Tourism in the current government, Munim Anis of Fuvahmulah Miskiy Magu, Maavedhoo, has been removed from his position within a mere three days.
President Dr Muizzu had appointed Munim Anis as the State Minister for Tourism just last week, presenting him with the letter of appointment on Tuesday. However, his tenure was unexpectedly cut short as he was relieved of his duties on Thursday of the same week.
While the Communications Minister at the President's Office, Ibrahim Khaleel, did not explicitly state the reason behind Munim's dismissal, it has been speculated that the government took this action upon discovering his involvement in former President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's (Ibu) campaign.
Khaleel, however, denied any correlation between Munim's removal and the departure of former President Abdulla Yameen from the party, emphasizing that the two incidents were unrelated.
As of now, the tourism ministry has yet to name a successor to Munim's position as Minister of State.
In a parallel development, Mohamed Fahmy Hassan, who was appointed Minister of State for Foreign Affairs just a week prior, faced a similar fate as he was dismissed last night. The allegations against Fahmy included accusations of sexual harassment towards a female employee during his tenure as the president of the civil service commission. Despite the court concluding the case in Fahmy's favor, his appointment had sparked public outcry on social media, leading to calls for his removal from the government.