Local media has reported that Ahmed Munsih and his wife Suma Ali told family last night that they were already in Syria and that they would not be returning.
“The drains on the sides of the roads have not been properly emptied for over 25 years. There are all sorts of junk in the drains which is clogging up the drainage system leading to floods with the slightest bit of rain,” said Shifa Mohamed.
“The palm trees were planted with black magic,” the unnamed official told newspaper Haveeru today, claiming that opposition party’s concern with the incident only supported his claims.
“Our family is in deep mourning. We have no way forward. We believe police negligence is behind the lack of progress in finding Rilwan,” family members said.
“Do not lead your country into the shadows of fear and hate and violence. Stamp on ISIS and the other agents of hate. Let the Maldives be free,” said Queensland Senator James McGrath before parliament.
Hussein Waheed said that the two men – alleged by former President Nasheed to have been Special Operations officers – were involved in an unrelated incident, denying police involvement in the vandal attack.