Twelve out of the fourteen seats of PPM’s council were won by party members aligned with MP Abdulla Yameen, who is competing for the party’s presidential primary against interim Vice President of PPM, Umar Nasser.
The former head of military intelligence was suspended following his testimony to parliament’s Government Oversight Committee, during which he said the transfer of power on February 7 was a “coup d’etat”.
“You should not think that 7 February happened automatically. It did not happen like that. It was the result of planning, propaganda and a lot of hard work by some people. It did not happen automatically,” PPM interim deputy leader Umar Naseer said, at a campaign rally last week for candidates of “Team Umar” ahead of the party’s national congress.
The Maldives is set for a possible, limited confrontation between the executive and the legislature, all over again, writes N Sathiya Moorthy.
The former Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) chiefs have claimed that former President Mohamed Nasheed had no choice but to resign on February 7, 2012, following a police and military mutiny.
Aslan’s phone expenses, as revealed by the audit report, equate to MVR 12,035 (US$ 779) per month for the 26 months between June 2009 and August 2011.
It’s natural to feel anger and to desire revenge when we have been wronged. But part of the role of an impartial justice system is to remove emotion from the consideration in order to arrive at an objective assessment of the facts, writes UK Deputy High Commissioner, Robbie Bulloch.
“The problem is that all these claims [of MPs being bought] remain allegations. No one is doing any investigation into these claims and these is no interest in doing so,” local NGO Transparency Maldives has said.
A probe by parliament’s Executive Oversight Committee into the Commission of National Inquiry (CoNI) report is meeting resistance from high level government officials, members have claimed.