"The MBC will request in the Civil Court that the MNBC transfer all the assets, money and staff of MNBC to MBC," Minivan News reported.
"Political Adviser for the President, Hassan Afeef, recently stated that the MNBC would not be dissolved even though parliament had established the MBC," it said.
Afeef claimed that the two channels of the state media, Voice of Maldives and Television Maldives, were assets of MNBC and no asset of a company shall be transferred to another company without the consent of the owners, and that therefore the two channels could not be given to MBC.
The Enbridge announcement led four top MNBC figures to resign in outrage.
According to a May 26, 2012 letter from Bruce Dumont, MNBC's president however, the alliance of 35 chartered Metis communities signed the deal to take advantage of an equity ownership interest" in the Northern Gateway Project limited partnership.
"This challenging decision represents a valuable step towards providing for the current and future needs to the MNBC and Metis citizens of British Columbia and continued strength of the Metis Nation."