The Honorable Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed, MP, the Speaker of People’s Majlis

Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed was elected the Speaker of the 18th People’s Majlis on 28th May 2014. Now, a member of the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM), he was first elected MP for Fuvahmulah in 2000 and, five years later, retained the seat for a consecutive second term. In the first multiparty parliamentary elections in 2009, he secured the seat for South Constituency of Fuvahmulah and won it again in 2014. Concurrently, he served from July 2004 to August 2008 in the Special Majlis that was mandated with the drafting of a new Constitution for the Maldives.

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As Chair of the Social Affairs Committee for straight eight years, he gained wide recognition within the parliamentary circles when he worked with other MPs towards consensus building in divisive issues. He also developed a reputation for constructive engagement by seeking the involvement of key stakeholders on issues related to national development, human rights and public policy.

He is now among the longest serving MPs in the current People’s Majlis.

Having started his Government service career in 1982 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he quickly rose to the middle management level amid fierce competition, gaining the confidence and trust of his superiors. He was transferred to the President’s Office in 2001 and was subsequently appointed Deputy Minister at the President’s Office. He left Government service in 2008 solely to concentrate on his work as a parliamentarian.

He represented the Maldives at various international conferences, meetings and seminars, apart from participating in a number of bilateral visits aimed at protecting and advancing the interests of the Maldives.

Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed holds an MA in International Relations from Monash University, Australia, and a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Politics from the University of Plymouth, UK.

He is married and has a son.