Visam Ali

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Ms Visam Ali ވިސާމް (born 1974) is a Maldivian Member of Parliament elected from Raa Atoll. Maduvvaree legislative district for Majlis of the Maldives.[1] Prior to her political career she was a civil servant and headed the Department of Higher Education and Training, during President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom's administration.[2]

Education[edit]

Ali is a certified professional accountant, by CPA Australia. She went to Murdoch University and graduated in Accounting and Public Administration and completed her MBA at the University of Adelaide.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

MP Visam Ali has advocated for children and women's rights.[3] She advocated health care for thalassemia patients and submitted the Thalassemia control bill to the Peoples Majlis.[4] She also advocated for the rights of fishermen in her constituency and criticized President Mohamed Nasheed's policy on using police against innocent people.[5] She worked to develop table tennis in the Maldives during her tenure as Secretary General of Table Tennis Association.[6][7] She declined to receive the controversial Rf20,000 committee allowance for MPs by Peoples Majlis.[8]

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