Just four days after his appointment, Mohamed Fahmy Hassan, the State Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has been removed from his position.
Fahmy's termination was confirmed by the President's Office Minister for Strategic Communications, Ibrahim Khaleel, to Mihaaru News. However, the reason for his dismissal has not been disclosed.
President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu appointed Fahmy as the State Minister of the Foreign Affairs Ministry on Monday, November 20.
The recently terminated State Minister had previously faced termination from the Civil Service Commission (CSC), both as its president and member, over allegations of sexual assault against one of his female staff.
After Fahmy's dismissal case was filed with the Supreme Court in 2013, the court held that all the procedures by the parliament to remove him were void.
The state awarded him compensation after Fahmy filed a lawsuit with the Civil Court seeking damages.
Following his removal from CSC, he was later stationed in Malaysia as the Maldivian High Commissioner to the country.
His recent appointment as the State Minister of the Foreign Ministry had drawn widespread public criticism due to the alleged sexual abuse case.