Former President Mohamed Nasheed has arrived back in the Maldives after attending a meeting of the International Democrat Union (IDU) in Wellington, New Zealand.
An estimated 10 million people from around the world are expected to visit the three-month Expo held in South Korea’s coastal city of Yeosu.
Security forces last night began the dismantling the ousted Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)’s camp at Usfasgandu in Male’, shortly before being ordered to halt by the Civil Court after the MDP challenged the legality of the operation.
MDP issues statement expressing “disappointment and concern” over leak that led to government yesterday declaring its acceptance of a candidate for the Commission of National Inquiry, while government claims Nasheed “showing contempt for CNI”.
The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) is set to step up marketing efforts across Asia and the Middle East to try and capitalise on recent arrival numbers from similar emerging markets.
56 people were arrested in a series of violent crackdowns on Tuesday, following the police closure of the MDP’s protest camp at Usfasgandu after the discovery of a packet of condoms.
Police said it was too early to say whether the boy was victim of a gang attack or an incident related to yesterday’s political unrest.
Reports that deposed MDP President and Vice President, Dr Ibrahim Didi and Alhan Fahmy, will soon re-emerge in similar roles with the Jumhooree Party.
Waheed has shown no inclination to quit his stalling tactics, keep his erring ministers in check, ensure justice is served to the criminals in uniform, or stop his posturing against international bodies like the CMAG, or actually let the public have their say as a way out of the crisis, writes Yameen Rasheed.