Eyewitnesses said a group of masked men wielding machetes chopped down about 25 palm trees along the capital’s main thoroughfare Majeedhee Magu. Credible sources say the perpetrators were members of the police’s Special Operations unit.
“We note with concern that security provided by MNDF to members of the People’s Majlis from [October] 20 to 23 was stopped while death threats were made repeatedly to MDP MPs,” the main opposition party said.
“If the president is unwell, I am certain that all of us would be worried. In my view, giving clear information about it to the public is absolutely essential,” the opposition leader told reporters last night.
Police have confirmed receiving a case of a family of four leaving for jihad. Local media report that 23-year-old Ahsan Ibrahim left with his wife, mother, and 10-year-old sister.
Accusing police of negligence, MDN also condemned police failure to inform public on investigation and hit back at government’s claim that the NGO’s report had obstructed investigations.
Attorney General Mohamed Anil has proposed a number of amendments seeking to strengthen the act prohibiting carrying of threatening use of sharp weapons as stabbing incidents in the country continue.