MATI has not informed any changes to law on tourism employees: Diyana

Wednesday, 3 December 2008 07:59

Attorney General Fathmath Diyana Saeed has said Maldives Association for Tourism Industry, MATI has so far not proposed any changes to the existing law relating to the employees working in the tourism industry.

MATI has however stated many times that there are some concerns about the law. They have also issued press releases on the same issue. In view of these concerns, Miadhu daily asked Attorney General Diyana about it, and she replied, " There is information that MATI has written to the former Ministry of Legal Reform Information and Arts which were dealing with these laws earlier regarding some concerns but it is not known what those concerns are." She said there were no other communication on this issue and she has received further confirmation from the officials who dealt with the law that there are no such concerns.

The Attorney General said she feels this matter needs to be further clarified and she would be holding discussions with MATI soon. Diyana further said views and concerns of both investors and employees in the industry have to be obtained and a more inclusive law has to be enacted.


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