Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- During today’s press briefing that followed the weekly government council meeting, Mustapha El Khalfi, the Moroccan minister of communication and the government spokesman, was asked about whether the Ministry of Justice will open an investigation to lift the lid on whether the transactions which cited Mounir Majidi, the personal secretary to King Mohammed VI, were lawful or not.
“I don’t have any information about whether an investigation was launched or not,” Khalfi answered.
“I read about that, but I don’t have any information about the opening of an investigation,” Khalfi stressed.
It is worth reminding that Mounir Majidi was cited in 2 transactions in the wake of the Panama Papers leaks, but his lawyer argues that both were lawful, in full accordance with the Moroccan law.
The Panama Papers are an unprecedented leak of 11.5m files from the database of the world’s fourth biggest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca.
The records were obtained from an anonymous source by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, which shared them with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The ICIJ then shared them with a large network of international media outlets, including Le Monde, The Guardian, the BBC and various others news outlets.
The Moroccan Times.