MNU reinstates Dr. Iyaz as assistant professor

Religious scholar Dr Iyaz. (Sun Photo / Moosa Fayaaz)

Maldives National University (MNU), on Monday, has reinstated Dr. Mohamed Iyaz Abdul Latheef for his post as an assistant professor at the university.

Dr. Iyaz was terminated from employment over a controversial social media post publicized in last year’s March. Back then, MNU said that they had given him three warning regarding the post; two if them being written warnings.

Employment Tribunal ordered the reinstation of Dr. Iyaz in last June, citing he was terminated wrongfully, within a duration of seven days.

Dr. Iyaz returned to work after his reinstation today.

He was previously suspended from his job over a similar issue. When he was terminated – he had submitted a case to the Employment Tribunal to review the case. Tribunal ruled in favor of Dr. Iyaz in the case in this year’s April.

Dr. Iyaz was terminated from his post at MNU over tweet of an article regarding circumcision of females. He had later on issued a statement, stressing he does not encourage circumcision of females.