Maldives officials raid media house after documentary shows president’s alleged corruption
08 Sep 2016

Authorities in Maldives raided a media house and a non-profit organisation after an investigative documentary by Al Jazeera was aired on Wednesday (7 September). The investigation revealed the massive corruption, which included theft, bribery and money laundering, by top leaders of the country’s government.

The documentary, Stealing Paradise, has also reportedly showed President Abdulla Yameen receiving bags filled with cash worth $1m (£750, 000). The programme has uncovered a $1.5bn money-laundering plot involving Yameen’s ministers and his aides through the South Asian nation’s central bank, with the help of secretive businessmen from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

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