“What we’re seeing today, and it is with sadness I say this, is the current government failing. The institutions are now incapable,” said MP Abdulla Yameen, President of the government-aligned Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM).
“I believe protests will become more aggressive in future. people are fed up of the blatant impunity with which the police operate,” said MDP Spokesperson Hamid Abdul Ghafoor.
“Waheed became president through a coup d’etat, completely wrecked our economy, made a pact with the Islamists, caused foreign investors to lose confidence, dnd inflation is rocketing. He has done everything a liberal democratic leader would never do,” responded MDP MP Hamid Abdul Ghafoor.
The High Court this week rejected a request to place a male suspect accused of sexually abusing an 11-year old relation in custody. The suspect was previously held under house arrest at the same property where his alleged victim lived.
Judge Abdul Baari Yoosuf has looked into many high profile criminal trials including murder and drug cases.
“We did not investigate these cases as a disciplinary matter. These are criminal cases. We investigated a crime,” Vice President of the Police Integrity Commission Halaa Hameed told Parliament’s Executive Oversight Committee.
“The current political polarisation and the tense, sometimes violent, political environment have strained and continue to further threaten the democratic gains of the previous election processes,” Transparency Maldives has warned.
Shaheem said that in a time where freedom to preach religion is exercised so freely, it is the duty of scholars to “invite people to religion to the extent of their capabilities” and that they should be granted that freedom as long as they do not make any statement which goes against Islam.
Parliament’s Government Oversight Committee has decided to summon Criminal Court Chief Judge Abdulla Mohamed to clarify details regarding the controversial transfer of power on February 7, 1012.