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Maldives ex-president to be charged with money laundering

MALE: Police in the Maldives have requested the country's prosecutor basic to rate a former president with money laundering and his former Cabinet minister with helping him.

A police commentary says investigators have discovered grounds to rate Yameen Abdul Gayoom and his former Legal Affairs Minister Azima Shakoor.

The case stems from an allegedly shady deal to rent islands for tourist lodge development and the invention of $1 million in Yameen's checking account.

Police additionally say they requested the prosecutor basic to rate Yameen and Shakoor with providing false knowledge to investigators.

Yameen lost the presidential election final 12 months after a five-year strongman rule.

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