Dr. Shaugy Resigns

Sunday, 6 July 2008 12:05

Miadhu Daily has learnt from reliable sources that Minister of Tourism Dr. Mahmoud Shaugy has submitted his resignation.

According to the source the President has discussed the matter with him and has yet to accept Dr. Shaugy’s resignation.

The matter has not been confirmed by any official source as yet but when Miadhu Daily contacted Dr. Shaugy to obtain a word on the matter he did not deny the story.

According to information received Tourism Minister Dr. Shaugy submitted his resignation over disagreements on finance ministry’s proposal to lease out further 30 islands in order to secure more funds to the national budget.

Dr. Mahmoud Shaugy initially held the portfolio of education minister, since then he has held several key ministerial positions. At present he holds the position of Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation.

According to some sources Minister Shaugy’s resignation is to facilitate a political initiative along with other high profile politicians.

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