“I did it for my job”: government employees say they were forced to join PPM

 The Progressive Party of the Maldives has been accused of coercing employees of state-owned enterprises to sign up during Saturday’s membership drive, which reportedly saw an unprecedented 11,000 people register with the ruling party.Two employees of the 100 percent state-owned Maldives Ports Limited and State Trading Organisation told the Maldives Independent their managers had threatened to sack them if they did not sign up.Others, however, said they had signed up voluntarily.A health worker in Alif Dhaal Atoll said she joined the PPM in the hopes that her husband would get a job at the island powerhouse. ...........Members Log in or Subscribe to Read more------------

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