The MDP has asked the police to investigate threats of violence made via Twitter against former President Mohamed Nasheed and MDP members.
Economic Development Minister Mohamed Saeed explained his reluctance to be involved in a protracted political dispute as further cabinet and Majlis defections follow last month’s coalition split .
Former President Mohamed Nasheed meanwhile stated on social media that standing committees should be formed in accordance with “the spirit of the constitution” to allow parliament to exercise oversight over the executive.
Following his suspension and eventual dismissal after comments to the Majlis suggesting the February 2012 power transfer appeared to have been a coup, Nilam has asked the HRCM to look into his case.
The Criminal Court rejected Naseer’s request to annul Article 8 (a) of the General Laws which prohibits speech contravening Islamic tenets. Naseer refused to proceed with trial unless the court issues a ruling on the matter in writing.
The presidential system of government is unstable and may result in more coup d’états, the opposition leader has said, noting that his own fall from power had set a clear precedent.
Home Minister Umar Naseer has returned to the Maldives from an official visit to the Netherlands, though police have made no move to arrest the minister as per a Criminal Court arrest warrant.
The ruling coalition with its 43 MPs secured a majority on the public accounts, government oversight, independent institutions, national security, and economic affairs committees.
While PPM deputy leader, Ahmed Adeeb, has said the JP must forge a new agreement for any future cooperation, JP representatives maintain that the initial agreement – dissolved last month – was never breached.