Parliament observes min of silence for late Abdulla Jameel

Parliament members taking part in the moment of silence held at the Parliament in the memory of late Abdulla Jameel. (Photo / Parliament)

A minute of silence was observed at the Parliament in honour of long term public servant late Abdulla Jameel.   

All members that attended Monday’s sitting took part in honouring Jameel. 

In addition to this, a book of memories was opened from Monday, 1400hrs at the Parliament building. 

Abdulla Jameel, who served as the head of multiple government ministries during former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s administration. He went on to dedicate 50 years off public service to the country. 

The eldest son of Al-Sheikh Mohamed Jameel Didi, a renowned politician and poet - passed aged 87, after a long illness in Male’ City on Sunday morning.

Some of the positions he filled include Health Minister, Fisheries Minister, Tourism Minister, Home Minister, Housing Minister, and Minister at the President’s Office. He was also Maldives’ first Minister of State for Presidential Affairs.

Abdulla Jameel also served as President of the Youth Center, and as Head of the Maafannu Ward Office.

He also provided over 14 years of service as the representative for Th. Atoll at the Special Parliament, and over 30 years of service as the representative for the Th. Atoll at the Parliament.

He received the Order of the Distinguished Rule of Izzuddin for his service on November 10, 2008.

At the time of his passing, he is survived by five children.