“Gangs will be stopped. We will do whatever it takes to bring the gangs to justice. The Police will not back down in their efforts,” said Police Commissioner Abdulla Riyaz.
The Eydhafushi Times, an online newspaper based on the island, identified the teacher as 27 year-old Shathis Raj.
Almost a dozen Indian teachers on Kumundhoo in Haa Dhaalu Atoll have either resigned from their posts or requested transfers to another island, following the assault of a colleague on school premises last week, diplomatic officials have confirmed.
Eight young men arrested in Maradhoo, Addu City have alleged they were physically abused and stripped naked while under police custody as former Home Minister Jameel promises legal assistance for the PPM members among the detainees.
“Had he been just here teaching in his private Quran class or preaching actual Islam, none of us would have a problem with him,” said Maafushi Women’s Development Committee President Badurunisa Ibrahim. “But when he is outright lying and distorting Islamic values, and brainwashing some people on our island, our community will not simply stand by and watch.”
“Still we haven’t given up hope, we won’t stand down until we find some information about the missing men,” stated MNDF Spokesperson Colonel Abdul Raheem.
“One person is in charge of massive [amounts] of funds. There is a lack of human resources within the Environment Ministry. Only a couple of people have dominated [climate change projects] since the 1990’s,” claimed a source familiar with the challenges facing climate governance in the Maldives.
Multiple sources on island expressed concerns about a “Sheikh” from another atoll who has been preaching in the island for just over an year, which they allege is leading to events such as the increase in children being deprived of standard education.
The Criminal Court has extended the detention period of French national Godzine Sargsyan and a Maldivian man identified as Ahmed Nishan.