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Speaker Mohamed Nasheed: Don’t talk about others’ loyalty towards me.

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Tension between the different factions within the ruling party MDP has reached an all-time high with Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed has stating “Don’t talk about the others’ loyalty towards me” at Alifushi constituency MP Mohamed Rasheed Hussein.

This comes following MP Mohamed Rasheed Hussein’s alleged sabotage against Speaker Mohamed Nasheed following the inquiry into the 06th May 2021 attack.

Following the Parliament’s decision to launch an inquiry into how the security provided for Speaker Mohamed Nasheed got breached on the 6th May 2021 terror attack. The Parliament requested individual soldiers form the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) for the inquiry, which was refused in a letter sent by the MNDF citing security concerns and the break down of command and control.

Speaker Mohamed Nasheed requested that the Deputy Minister of Defence Hassan Zameel be prosecuted for overstepping the authority of the Parliament. The request was sent to the Parliament’s Committee on Member’s Privileges and Ethics and to the Prosecutor General’s Office.

MP Mohamed Rasheed Hussein got into the limelight for allegedly lobbying to kick out the request by Speaker Mohamed Nasheed from the  Parliament’s Committee on Member’s Privileges and Ethics. The committee kicked out the request with support form 4 members of the ruling party MDP, to the ire of Speaker Mohamed Nasheed as his faction within the ruling party MDP.

According to leaked screenshots of the ruling party MDP Parliamentary group WhatsApp group, Deputy Speaker Eva Abdulla accused MP Mohamed Rasheed Hussein of sabotaging the request by Speaker Mohamed Nasheed to which MP Mohamed Rasheed Hussein stated that he would continue to tell the truth even if he is “fed to the crows”.

 Tensions have evidently reached a boiling point as Speaker Mohamed Nasheed tweeted “My friend and Alifushi Constituency MP will know what he says and does for political gains. For me it’s better that you don’t talk about others’ loyalty towards me”.

Tension between the different factions within the fractured ruling party MDP is rising as they accuse each other of sabotage and conspiracy.

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MP Mohamed Saeed criticizes current administration’s silence over Indian influence in the Maldives.

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Opposition Vice-President MP Mohamed Saeed has criticized the current administration in a lengthy Facebook post. In his post, MP Mohamed Saeed’s highlighted President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s administration with profound criticism for its close ties with India.

In his post, the Maavashu Constituency MP stated several points of concern by the public including the alleged handover of that the airports, Northern and Southern Maldives,  Uthuru Thilafalhu project (UTF) over to India. He then stated that the situation is only worsening as we go into the third year of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s. h

He further stated that the concerns by the public should be addressed by the current administration as these issues tie in to the sovereignty and independence of the nation. He questioned why the head of the state is unable to address the public on the issues.

He further raised question whether President Solih is afraid to address the concerns of whether he is staying silent for fear of getting ousted from his office.

He also called out the current ruling coalition leaders who have also remained silent on the growing Indian influence on the Maldives.

MP Mohamed Saeed also reminded that the current ruling coalition leaders called for an Indian military intervention in the Maldives. He continued on to question whether the current administration has allowed India to meddle with the domestic affairs of the Maldives  under the “new normal”, stating that this is something that President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih needs to answer for.

MP Mohamed Saeed also revealed in his post that changes were brought to the Parliament’s Foreign Relations Committee and the 241 Committee and that he had not seen the UTF agreement, under which the development of a military base near the capital city was handed over to India. He then stated that it is unlikely that any of the opposition MP’s would have seen the original agreement.

MP Mohamed Saeed ended his post stating that President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih should be held answerable for the concerns as the nation battles with the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to the threats to the sovereignty and independence of the Maldives. He also argued that the silence form the ruling coalition leaders is a sign of their compliance in the mismanagement and growing Indian influence.

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MP Ahmed Shiyam- fortunate to have experienced President Yameen’s developments, now critical in combating COVID-19.

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Opposition Vice-President Ahmed Shiyam has stated that  it is  fortunate to have experienced President Abdulla Yameen’s development projects which are currently playing a  critical role in the fight against COVID-19. This comes following the current administration’s decision to convert the nation’s largest distribution center developed under former President Abdulla Yameen’s administration.

In a tweet by his official twitter account, MP Ahmed Shiyam noted that the largest distribution and warehouse center in Maldives, which was developed  by former President Abdulla Yameen  is now being converted to a COVID-19 hospital.

He continued on to state that “We were very  fortunate to have experienced President Yameen’s tenure of HOPE that we now have  such facilities  at this trying times to help save many lives.”.

The Distribution center constructed under former President Abdulla Yameen’s administration contains 14 units dedicated for wholesale businesses, 13 units for industrial businesses and 20 units for office space. In addition to this, the facility also contains a convenience store and a restaurant.

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Brigadier General Ibrahim M. Didi (Rtd): Handing over ATC to foreign companies a “grave threat to our national security”.

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Brigadier General Ibrahim Mohamed Didi (Rtd) has questioned and criticized the Government over its decision to allow 100% foreign companies to operate airports and air traffic control service in the Maldives.

Brigadier General Ibrahim Mohamed Didi (Rtd) expressed surprise in his tweet stating that allowing foreign companies to operate as air traffic control service providers is a “grave threat to our national security”. He questioned where the National Security Council is and where Defence Minister Mariya Didi was awake.

He also questioned whether the government buried Article 237 of the Constitution of the Maldives which states “The security services shall protect the nation’s sovereignty, maintain its territorial integrity defend the constitution and democratic institutions, maintain and enforce law and order, and render assistance in emergencies.”.

His comments comes while the public is engaged in a massive campaign against the current administration and its close ties with India. Many have accused the current administration of  compromising the sovereignty of the Maldives by allowing Indian military to expand their influence in the Maldives. The Addu city Police academy, Addu city Indian consulate, radar systems and most recently the Hanimaadhoo land grab has fueled public anger at the current administration and India.

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