Former foreign minister and President Abdulla Yameen’s niece, Dunya Maumoon, has reportedly been appointed as Minister of State for Health.
Although a reliable source has confirmed this to VNews, the President’s Office is yet to confirm this.
Dunya was the first foreign minister of the Yameen administration. She resigned on July 5, 2016, amid “differences of opinion over the implementation of death penalty.”
It should be noted that her resignation came at a time disputes emerged between her father, former president and leader of ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, and President Abdulla Yameen.