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Nasheed calls for Dr Waheed to step down, hold elections in two months

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Political unrest continues in the Maldives following the issuing of a warrant for the arrest of former President Mohamed Nasheed by the Criminal Court on Thursday morning.

The unrest was sparked three weeks ago after the military took Chief Judge of the Criminal Court, Abdulla Mohamed, into custody on the military training island of Girifushi – the same island used to hold Nasheed’s underwater cabinet meeting.

Nasheed’s government had accused the Chief Judge of political bias, among other allegations going back to 2005 under Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s administration. The judicial watchdog body – the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) – had concluded an investigation into allegations of political bias, however the judge sought an injunction from the Civil Court against his investigation. The JSC complied with the Civil Court order.

A warrant was also issued for the arrest of former Defence Minister Tholhath Ibrahim.

Minivan News is currently attempting to confirm the charges against the pair with the Criminal Court.

Nasheed resigned in dramatic circumstances on Tuesday, handing power to Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan, after elements of the police sided with opposition protesters. The group had attacked the main military base in Male’, and then took over the state broadcaster, rebranding it ‘Television Maldives’ (TVM), its name under Gayoom’s government.

President Dr Waheed then held a press conference on Wednesday morning in which he pledged to create a “national unity government”, and praised the police defectors for their “great sacrifices in upholding the constitution”. He denied there had been a coup when challenged by reporters: “Do I look like someone who is attempting a coup?” Dr Waheed replied.

That afternoon former President Nasheed rallied Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) supporters in Male’, announcing to his party and foreign media that he had been forced to resign under duress, declaring Dr Waheed’s government illegitimate and calling for elections.

Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) last night denied using force against Nasheed prior to his resignation.

Thousands of MDP supporters, including many women, took to the streets for what the party claimed was a “peaceful” protest walk around Male’. A brutal police crackdown, in which Nasheed was beaten and 50 people were hospitalised, including MDP Chairperson ‘Reeko’ Moosa, sparked a wave of violence and vandalism across the country’s islands directed at police buildings, courts and other public buildings. Dramatic footage of the protests and the injured was shared on social media networks.

Protests spread, police and courts damaged

At 11:00pm last night police released details of the damage caused to police property during public protests on the islands.

  • Protestors on Gaaf Dhaalu Atoll Thinadhoo set fire to the police station, magistrate court, atoll council office, and all police vehicles. Nine policeman were attacked and subsequently treated at the Thinadhoo Regional Hospital. Police officials have declared the area unsafe for local policemen as “MDP supporters have threatened to attack the residences of policemen.”
  • Similarly, on Faresmaathodaa island of the same atoll, protesters close down the police station and forced those officers on duty to return home.
  • In Addu City, which is synonymous with Addu Atoll and which hosted the 2011 SAARC Summit, protesters torched police stations in Hithadhoo and Gan islands, as well as the Addu Police Training School and all police vehicles. The buildings have been destroyed beyond repair, and criminals held in those police stations have been released by protesters.
  • In Raa Atoll Dhuveaafaru and Alifushi islands, MDP supporters marched into police stations, halted police operations and closed down the building with police officers inside.
  • In Shaviyani Atoll Milandhoo island, protesters forced themselves into the police station where they set two police motorbikes and a vehicle on fire. Following threats, all island police officers have been transferred to Funadhoo island in the same atoll.
  • On Gnaviyani Atoll Fuvahmulah island, protestors threw stones at police after they were prevented from closing down the station. Some police officers have been injured, and station windows have been smashed.
  • In Haa Alifu Atoll Dhidhoo island MDP supporters walked into the local police stations, halted operations and closed down the building, forcing the policemen off the island. Criminals held in the station were released.

Several governments have issued travel advisories urging tourists to avoid travel to the capital city of Male. Resorts and the airport island remain calm.

Controversial appointments

Meanwhile, President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan has made appointed several members of former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s government to key posts.

Last night Dr Mohamed Jameel Ahmed of minority opposition Dhivehi Quamee Party (DQP) was appointed Minister of Home Affairs.

Dr Jameel previously served as Minister of Justice under former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, and briefly as Minister of Civil Aviation and Communication former President Mohamed Nasheed. Dr Jameel was also involved in a controversial pamphlet published by his party, the DQP, accusing the Nasheed government of conspiring with Jewish and Christian figures to “spread vice” among the Maldivan public.

The President also appointed Mohamed Nazim as Minister of Defence and National Security. Nazim previously served in the National Security Service under Gayoom, and in the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) under Nasheed.

Ilyas Hussein Ibrahim has been appointed as Immigration Controller, a position he held under Gayoom. He served as Director of the Center for Disaster Management under Nasheed.

Today, the President appointed Masood Imad as President’s Office Media Secretary. Imad previously worked as Gayoom’s presidential campaign manager in 2008, and has served as director of Maldives Airports Company Ltd. (MACL).

Foreign media informed Minivan News that Gayoom’s spokesman Mohamed ‘Mundhu’ Shareef was serving as acting spokesman for Dr Waheed’s government.

LIVE FEED – Refresh for updates

12:15pm – MDP Chairperson and MP ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik is being examined by doctors. He remains in a serious condition, a party spokesperson has said.

12:30pm – The Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for former President Mohammed Nasheed, as well as former Defence Minister Tholhath Ibrahim. Chief Judge of the Criminal Court Abdulla Mohamed was released from military detention after Nasheed resigned at 1:00pm on Tuesday, February 7, and following the swearing-in of then Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan.

12:35pm – Security forces were reported as on their way to Nasheed’s home at Keneryge to arrest him.

1:49pm - Nasheed is reportedly giving a press conference inside his home of Keneryge, to both local and foreign media. He has reportedly claimed that the current government is illegitimate.

2:10pm – Nasheed’s wife Laila and his two daughters are currently in Sri Lanka, Solih has said. At Nasheed’s Male home Keneryge, the party says it is still unaware of the charges against Nasheed.

2:11pm – Minivan News has been informed by the UN in Male’ that UN Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, will arrive in Male’ this evening.

2:26pm – President Nasheed addressed reporters in Keneryge, his family home in Male’:

“200 or so police and 80 military officers helped the opposition change the government. Police and military were very brutal; they beat me very badly. We all fear for our safety.

“The Maldives is in a very serious situation. The Judicial Services Commission (JSC) said the judge [Abdulla Mohamed] is not fit to sit on the bench. All we wanted to do by arresting the judge was to implement the JSC’s ruling that he was not fit to sit on the bench.

“I never fought and I don’t want a war. When police come with a warrant we will go with them.

“I cannot believe that the Vice President hasn’t participated in the whole thing. Military officers very clearly told me that if I did not resign in an hour they would use arms.

“We went to [Republic Square?] at 5:00am [on Tuesday]. Police officers sitting there defied my orders. MNDF (military) officer told me that they wanted to have me gone. MNDF officers on my side then begged me to open the weapons vault. I refused.

“I went to the President’s office and wrote the resignation letter as I was instructed by the MNDF. I tried to hand the letter to my secretary but the MNDF grabbed the letter and took it to parliament.

“My advice to MDP and to citizens is not to do anything unwise. And keep all actions within the laws. I regret that I have heard nothing from the Prosecutor General about all this.”

“I have a team of lawyers and I think they will consider filing a case in the Supreme Court.”

2:55pm – Nasheed has gone upstairs into the building with former Special Envoy Ibrahim Zaki.

3:02pm – Laamu Atoll Gan island was without Dhiraagu internet services as of 8:00 this morning, following a public demonstration last night. Sources report that several have been arrested in the atoll.

Dhiraagu has said the outage, which had affected islands in Laamu Atoll, Gaaf Dhaal Atoll, Gaaf Alif Atoll, Thaa Atoll and Naviyani Atoll, was due to a likely lightning strike on the northern side of Meemu Atoll on Kolhufushi Island. Company Manager of Marketing Communications and Public Relations Mohamed Mirshan Hassan said the outage was not related to the social unrest.

As of 11:00am today, services had been restored to islands including Fares in Gaaf Dhaal, Herethere, South Feydhoo, Kolamaafushi and parts of South Hithadhoo, Hassan said.

3:07pm – A petition calling for the security of Mohamed Nasheed, his staff and the Maldivian people organised by environmental NGO 350.org has received 30,000 signatures.

“President Nasheed has been one of the strongest, most outspoken leaders on climate change willing to both state the truth and lead with action commensurate with his words. We need more leaders like him around the world, and for now we are doing what we can to assist in ensuring his safety and the restoration of peace and democracy in the Maldives,” writes founding member William Bates. He adds that the organisation hopes to convey their message to US Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake before his upcoming visit to the Maldives, as well as other diplomatic envoys.

3:15pm – Major General Ahmed Shiyam has been appointed as Chief of Defence Force, after Major General Moosa Ali Jaleel respectfully retired from the position today.

4:10pm – Local newspaper Haveeru has reported newly appointed Police Commissioner Abdulla Riyaz as saying that he does not consider the court order to detain former President Nasheed and former Defence Minister Tholhath Ibrahim as an arrest warrant, and that he will only implement the order after looking into the legal bounds for making such an arrest. “However I never said I will not make the arrest,” he told Haveeru.

Riyaz would not give a comment on his intentions to follow or dismiss the court order.

4:30pm – There are several hundred MDP supporters outside Mohamed Nasheed’s house. Police were earlier seen in the area, but left. The atmosphere is one of a stalemate. Storms and bad weather have kept many people indoors today.

7:00pm – Addu City Mayor Abdulla Sodig has confirmed reports that members of various opposition parties are leading the police to MDP members and supporters in Addu and beating them before the police arrest them. Approximately 100 individuals including minors have been beaten and arrested, and arrest warrants are said to have been issued for members of the city council.

Sodig sustained injuries during a targeted attack at the City Council yesterday, including a wrist fracture and head injuries; he said he is unsure if there has been damage to his brain as he is still in need of a CAT scan. He is currently “hiding in a safe place”. His family is also hiding in different places, he said.

8:11pm - UK Conservative Party MP and Chairman of the party’s Human Rights Commission expressed “deep concern” for the “severe setback for democracy and human rights in the past three days.”

“We understand that President Nasheed was forced to resign at gunpoint, was subsequently detained, and that when he addressed supporters of his party, the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), he was beaten and gassed by police, along with other MDP members.

“Today, we have learned that a warrant has been issued for his arrest. We condemn these actions in the strongest possible terms, and urge the Maldivian Government to return to the path of democracy and human rights, to guarantee the safety, security and freedom of Mohamed Nasheed and his supporters. We also urge the Government to ensure that the MDP and other political parties and activists can engage in the political process free from fear and repression, and to hold new free and fair elections as soon as possible, which Mohamed Nasheed and his party can contest.

“We encourage the British Government, the European Union, the Commonwealth and the international community to do everything possible to support the protection and promotion of democracy and human rights in the Maldives, and to seek guarantees for the freedom and security of Mohamed Nasheed.”

8:18pm – UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has “registered our concern about developments in particular the reports of attacks on members and supporters of the Maldivian Democratic Party.”

“It is for the new leadership to establish its legitimacy with its own people and with the international community with an independent review of the circumstances leading to what has happened earlier this week, and we hope that the new leadership will demonstrate its respect for the rule of law, including peaceful demonstrations.  I welcome the call for calm and order from the former President Nasheed to all his supporters,” Hague said.

9:30pm – MDP members and supporters have gathered at Dharubaruge for a meeting.

10:55pm – British MPs John Glen (Salisbury) and Karen Lumley (Redditch) have called for an end to the “coup d’etat” in the Maldives, saying “the international community needs to condemn the violence and recognise the truth behind what has happened.”

“It now seems very likely that the new ‘President’ – Nasheed’s former deputy Mohamed Waheed – was working quietly behind the scenes with the military and police to orchestrate an apparent legitimate handover of power for the world’s media, when the truth is that it is a coup d’etat by those who were beginning to have their interests threatened,” they jointly wrote on a political blog today.

11:01pm – A man has been brutally beaten in Addu Gan by police forces, who have reportedly been beating and arresting MDP supporters since this morning. An islander said the man’s son, a police officer, was in the police-occupied van at the time. “He was beaten over and over, he couldn’t stand up or sit down. He is a supporter of Nasheed,” said the islander, who requested anonymity.

11:05pm – Independent daily global news hour Democracy Now! has today aired a conversation with US-based environmental NGO 350.org founder Bill McKibben, “The Island President” director Jon Shenk, and former advisor to Nasheed Paul Roberts.

Calling Nasheed the ‘Mandela of the Indian Ocean,’ McKibben said Nasheed, “was a thorn in the side [of the U.S.] because he kept bringing up the topic of climate change, a topic they’re not that keen on. On the other hand, he — almost to a fault — was cooperative with U.S. efforts about climate change. The State Department owes him and I hope that they take this seriously.”

11:10pm – MDP meeting at Dharubaruge has concluded and people have left the area.

11:21pm – “MDP is a boat fit for every ocean. The boat won’t sink. The party will not fade away,” said Nasheed during tonight’s rally, which filled Dharubaruge as well as the road outside of the convention building. “I don’t believe that my strength has been weakened. We get strength from one another,” he told the crowd.

11:27pm – “We want to serve the people with kindness, and also a clean living. MDP has not come to power to enjoy the luxury and respect of a ruler. MDP has come to power to serve the Maldivians,” said Nasheed.

11:30pm – Citing MDP’s five key pledges (affordable living costs, housing and quality health care,  nationwide transport, and prevention of narcotics and drug trafficking) Nasheed said, “Maldivians would not believe that their countrymen were tortured or assaulted and left in pain. The Maldivian Democratic Party came with their activities after [the former regime] killed Evan Naseem, and the party’s main purpose is to bring proper justice to the Maldivians.”

11:40pm – “It wasn’t 24 hours since our government was toppled before [the new government] had put 500 people in prison without justice. There are almost 30 people now in the hospital for intensive care. Many Maldivian citizens have been disturbed and many are suffering pain and great loss,” said Nasheed. “I am out here again to bring back kind leadership to the Maldivians. I am not going home unless we achieve that for the Maldivians.”

11:45pm – “My main purpose is to bring democracy,” Nasheed told those gathered, reiterating that the party’s main target is a proper justice system.

11:46pm – He said the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has evidence against Criminal Court Chief Judge Abdulla Mohamed, who was released from military detention following Nasheed’s resignation on Tuesday. Nasheed called on the body to take action against the judge.

11:48pm – “Abdulla Mohamed is a person against whom the JSC has filed several cases regarding his disciplinary actions. He is not capable as a chief judge. If he is the chief judge, then the whole Maldives’ justice system would be ruined, I have observed.”

11:50 – Nasheed maintained his request that the JSC take action against Chief Judge Abdulla Mohamed and reform the courts to align with the Maldives’ constitution, adding that the methods used to appoint the judges to the lower courts were against the constitution. “I have requested to re-order the court’s again according to the constitution,” he said.

11:52pm – Judges in the Maldivian court system must be educated to modern standards, Nasheed explained. He added that the constitution was drafted to ensure “a proper, lawful leadership.”

11:54pm – “Without proper justice, it is not possible to have a lawful government. And as we have seen in the last few days, that is not an easy thing to achieve.”

11:56pm – “As a president of Maldives, I do not regret any step I have taken. Whatever step I have taken, I have taken to benefit Maldivians and according to the constitution,” Nasheed continued.”I repeat: I will take those steps necessary to reform the Maldives’ justice system.”

12:02am – Stating that the Maldives’ justice system was for 30 years designed for people to hide their behavior, Nasheed described the Maldives courts as an arena maintained by businessmen to serve their own needs. “For the past 3 years, we [MDP] have been ashamed that the Maldives businessmen have taken advantage of the courts for their own purposes. ‘My resort, my island, my building, my land, my factory’-they’ve been using the courts to follow their own needs.”

12:05am -“The 30 year-old regime has been changed. The pain they gave to the people, we have stood and protested against it. The pain the Maldivians have seen during those days by the police and the army- those forces are not independent. Many Maldivians are angry because of the way police mistreat people.

“The police station has been co-opted by the businessmen to bring a coup to fulfill their needs. If that happens, we cannot bring the changes and development we want,” Nasheed said, stating that the police had to be friendly with the Maldivians to enact positive change. He further stated that the police had to be loved by the people as well.

“The Police is not a department of which people have to be afraid,” he said.

12:20am – Nasheed has said those who orchestrated the coup must be investigated and punished, however MDP does not seek control per se. “From what I know, the coup that has taken place in the Maldives has to be properly investigated. And the people who have been ruling the government unlawfully will know it. The international community will only accept the government after the government investigates the coup,” he said, adding that it was important for Dr Waheed to step down from his post. “I repeat, we are not looking to be the rulers of the country. What we need is the development of Maldives.”

12:25am – Observing that the constitution only offers two means  of changing the presidency (short of death)- by completion of the term or parliamentary vote- Nasheed insisted that a vice president could not take office by any other means.

12:38am – President Dr Waheed’s press secretary Ibrahim Hood has announced his resignation. He has worked for Dr Waheed since he first became Vice President in 2008.

12:46am – Saying he is not sad to have been ousted from the presidency, Nasheed said “when I go home tonight and sit on my swing, I will still be very happy. Being president of Maldives is not the only reason I ran for the presidency.”

He added that it is important for Dr Waheed to step down, but before that, “please free those who have been arrested.”

“Until those prisoners are free, we will not come to any discussion table,” he stated.

12:57am – Nasheed noted that if Dr Waheed steps down from the presidency, the Speaker of the Parliament must hold elections within two months, during which time the Parliamentary leader serve as national leader. “We request to have that election within two months,” he declared, adding that the party had been discussing holding mid-term elections before he resigned on Tuesday due to the difficulty of completing a five year term.

However, he continued that mid-term elections would disturb the political and social stability of the country. “But now, we are looking for an election.”

1:01am – During the two months prior to an election, Nasheed said the Parliament Speaker would be tasked with investigating the police actions of the last few days and reforming the courts. “These two months would be the most important days of the  Maldivian history.”

Nasheed said the party would support and respect the Speaker’s leadership in the event that Dr Waheed stepped down from office.

2:00am – UN Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, met journalists at the airport earlier this evening after he arrived in the capital. His purpose, he said, was to meet everyone, “not to investigate”.

“The investigation or clarification of what took place is primarily the responsibility of the judiciary and the parliament,” he said.

“We are concerned about the safety of the former President [Nasheed],” he added, stating that it was important he be treated with due respect to human rights and due process “like all Maldivians”.
“I would personally urge all actors to end the resorting to violence,” Fernandez-Taranco said.

“It should be clear that any solution to this crisis must be generated by national actors. There can be no externally generated solution to something that can be solved by Maldivians themselves.”

2:05am – Minivan News has been informed that arrest warrants have been issued by Meedhoo Court for the arrest of all Addu City Councilors. Two councilors are already in police custody, a source claimed. As in Male’, 100 percent of Addu City councillors were elected during the most recent local council elections on MDP tickets.

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125 Comments on "Nasheed calls for Dr Waheed to step down, hold elections in two months"

  1. Aishath on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 12:47 PM 

    And this Military government will say the arrest is constitutional as they had a court order. I am never as proud to have voted for Nasheed as I am today. I beg Dr. Waheed to resign and not be part of this horrible crime.

  2. mode on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 12:55 PM 

    That brutal guy does not live in Keneryge i believe . I call Minivan news to become minivan and not to get biased and do responsible journalism.

  3. tokki on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 1:21 PM 

    That was an hour ago? what happened?

  4. kestakalla on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 1:26 PM 

    “Minivan News “Same old propaganda machine of Nasheed.

  5. attaturk on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 1:26 PM 

    When rule of law fails Martial law is the obvious option….Nasheed is repsonsible for destroying Rule of Law in the Maldives by treatinbg the constitution as a piece of toilet paper..his own speeches r thr to prove dat!…a victim of his own actions, Nasheed thought HE is democracy and was acting like a prophet!lunacy and Hate wil alwez have such an end!

  6. Guboa on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 1:38 PM 

    President Nasheed, We will always be behind you, our will fight for justice in our country.

    All those who love Maldives please join hands with us Maldivians to bring this Military man Dr. Hassan, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, his Brother Yamin Abdul Gayoom and Gasim Ibrahim for treason.

    May Allah Bless our beloved President Mohamed Nasheed.

    Thank you so much for what you have done to our country.

  7. Ahmed on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 1:44 PM 

    Step down Waheed, i never ever expected him to be part of such horrible happenings. Blood has been shed, and arrest warrants issued at a whim.

  8. Ahmed on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 1:45 PM 

    @mode mate you blind or what. You call Nasheed and his supporters brutal when they got beaten up by the police yesterday while they were protesting peacefully. Check out the photos and videos mate.

  9. heck on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 2:00 PM 

    Proud of Anni.

    Used to respect the blue uniform. Now I see only traitors.

  10. Reality Maldives on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 2:09 PM 

    Now all the criminals will issue arrest orders and but majority of Maldivians are well aware of and experiencing all these right in front of our eyes.
    First arrest all those police who created all the mess and find out who was behind it.
    It was not nasheed it is all Maldivians.
    Nasheed never ask anyone to do it.The prob was no one want c police prensent due to the bruitality.
    It was not related to Nasheed.But Nasheed and MDP is to blame by military and oppositions.

  11. Jaiz ( Maathoda ) on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 2:18 PM 

    Bloody booshit judge, Abdullah Mohamed should resign from his post, and sprime court should order an election, if not this government gonna face very difficulties of consist militery government.

  12. Ronald Dousenberg on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 2:19 PM 

    I wish Minivan all the best and courage to continue their reports about what’s really going on in Maldivistan

  13. manik on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 2:23 PM 

    I do not blame Waheed any more. I know for a fact that he had no choice now but to accept the Presidency at gun point.
    He is not brave like Anni and he is just a puppet and his orders are being refused by Nazim and Jameel.
    Waheed does not want to hurt the public and the Police beatings but he is powerless to stop it or resign.

  14. marie on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 2:27 PM 

    President Nasheed started all this!! When he came to power in 2008 November, he had the oppportunity to recitify the dirty politics and clean this! BUT WHAT DID HE DO? He made Zaki as the Special Enjoy to president, Sarangu Adam Manik as another Enjoy, Gave all foriegn and local political posts to Mariya’s family and Ameen Faisal family! He started a fresh chain of corruption. He started a fresh blood of Boozers and alcohol/beer/Vodka drinkers like Adil Saleem with innocent girls hired from islands! He then finally did what Gayoom did to him to judge Abdulla (judge is not innocent BUT Nasheed needs to be obey laws and give basic rights to Judge Abdulla)!! This began the end and the begining of a MAJOR POLITICAL CONFLICT (WHICH WILL BE BLOODY)!!!

  15. hameed on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 2:28 PM 

    Raees Nasheed (The Father of low level Maldivians), will be with you till death.

  16. peacocky on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 2:40 PM 

    So.. When you announce on Internetnational and National media that you are acting outside the constitution… which is basically a confession.. what more do you need?

    Still say that the arrest warrant was issued on a whim?

    ma heee heee .. kekeke

  17. Dave Jones on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 2:44 PM 

    Yet another story without goats in it – think everyone is missing the point!

  18. Shahin on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 2:51 PM 

    Why can’t many Maldivians take of the notes off their eyes and see what really happens! The debate about our country is clear as black and white! and anyone who does a crime should be brought to justice and how can yesterday’s brutality of police be justified?

  19. Jaiz ( Maathoda ) on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 2:57 PM 

    I promise to all useless police, I will fight for demcracy till I die.

  20. Ekaloa on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 2:58 PM 

    President Nasheed has history of changing his statements and he is a well know pathological lier, every Maldivians know that

  21. Haleem on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 2:59 PM 

    Dr Waheed how can you work with people who violated our rights and made this government unworkable? Your own son has written about the oppositions blatant and cynical sabotage of the government of which you were a part of.

  22. Ekaloa on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 3:00 PM 

    President Nasheed has history of changing his statements and he is a well known pathological lier, every Maldivians know that

  23. Waheed on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 3:03 PM 

    World History has any number of examples When Uniformed men taste power, money and publicity they kill democracy. Shame on all those uniformed men who joined hands to bring down a democratically elected government in an undemocratic way. Look at the way Anni treated Maumoon and how the present regime is treating Anni. If Anni was not broadminded each of these cronies would have been in jail and nobody would have had any sympathy for them then. Because he was kind, they stabbed him from behind.

  24. daniel on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 3:03 PM 

    Greets from Germany! Mr. Nasheed is your voted president. And as long there was no other vote there can not be even the smallest doubt about that. We follow this but I swear that international community will never accept what police is trying to do. milliongs of German, European and citizens of this earth are with Nasheed and not with violance.

  25. Beautiful Maldives on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 3:11 PM 

    Dear people who have received money from Gayoom,

    Kindly please stop chasing after quick profit, and please open up your eyes and see the long term benefit not for yourselves but for your own country.

    Look around you, and see what people from outside of your country are saying. None of them support Gayoom as they see him as a dictator and a human-rights abuser.

    If you continue to support Gayoom, yes you will be able to prosper some of you, but the wealth won’t be distributed to all of you. Would you like to continue the life like this forever?

    If I were you, I would not support Gayoom as I consider the future of my children. I wouldn’t be able to stand it if one day my children were thrown into a jail and were tourtured because they just spoke truth. Would you like to continue to make your country that has no voices?

    People, especially people who think that minivan is a propaganda tool of Nasheed, kindly please stop beeing so narrow-minded and tunnel-visioned; rather, kindly please open up your eyes and think about consequences of your act in supporting Gayoom. You are just trying to make a country without any voices, like North Korea.

    I love Maldives and Maldivians. I really hope your country will be a country that we can be proud of.

  26. Justice on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 3:25 PM 

    Dear Maldivians
    We have gone back to 30 yrs again, where Maldives was once a dungeon torture chamber, democratically elected president Mr.Nasheed has now shown us what the future will look like, please stand up all Maldivians to free this country from torture and barbaric mentality of the Police and Military, if we don’t stop now this will bring up a dangerous blend to the society where everyone can buy power and money will rule this country, not the wish of the people. For sure History will repeat and now Police and Military is acting like the drug cartels in Mexico. The POWER is out of people’s hands now, its just a game of the rich belonging to Mohamed Waheed Hassan Maniku,Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, his brother Yamin Abdul Gayoom, Gasim Ibrahim and few others who owns 70% wealth of this country. So please clear your Minds from the 30yrs of BRAINWASHING and breathe into development and transparency

  27. Ceena on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 3:29 PM 

    hey hey dont u guys know that this guy Anni would not stop at nothing to achieve what he want.such a hypocrite and a nasty man,always saying one thing and doing the opposite.its obvious he did not voluntarily resign,the circumstances surrounding his governments shocking collapse is debatable…but for the sake of this nation as an ex president like he said in a live televised statement (he did not wish to remain in power by using excessive force)he should not have lead yesterdays angry mob( who are clearly in a bad state),and confronting the police in such a heated situation if he has any compassion for this nation. the result was unimaginable chaos and wide spread anarchy.the acts of the police at this stage could be justifiable as these so called peaceful protests granted by the constitution has its limits..the police too has their obligations.just bcos he has majority support does not mean he should be getting what he wants when he wants.this is where rule of law comes..he brought this downfall by himself largely by following the advice and his actions to save business interests of few extreme elements within MDP by blatantly ignoring the constition and most of all giving a deaf ear to the Supreme Court rulings in the case of Abdulla Ghaazi

  28. Goon on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 3:36 PM 

    All Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Young and Old Lets Get ready to join our President Nasheed and fill the Jails of Maldives are we scared of four walls??? NO, NO we are not. Yeah Yeah.

    We can earn freedom within the walls of the torture chambers created by Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.

    Mr. Mohamed Judas Waheed Mark Hassan Anthony Maniku hey filli, you certain have “come” this time, haven’t you? lets see if you can “go” this time round.

    I have seen idiots in my life never a idiot with P.hd.

    When you fire a gun there is the thing called kick back it really does hurt once shoulder, oh no, sorry you have the Law and the constitution on your shoulder right? so when are you going to use the CHIEF JUDGE OF THE CRIMINAL COURT Abdulla Gazee to sue your ass for treasons you damn lunatic.

    Freedom lovers sorry for the bad language, couldn’t find a better word to address this Judas.

    Lets Join President Nasheed on the march to Justice, lets fill up the Jails. hoora hoora its a holi holiday.

    Hassana,Gayooma, yamina, Gasima get ready for treason trial.

    Its a holi holi day. what a world of fun for every one who love free dom, hooray hooray.

  29. how ????? on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 3:56 PM 

    By what human logic does Nasheed think that he can be more powerful out of power. Simply defies logic.

    How can he bring reform to a system as an activist whence he could not do it as a president.

    How can he denounce the judiciary yesterday and seek protection of the courts today.

    How can he think he can come to presidency by resigning

    How can he instigate violence in the name of peaceful protest.

    How can he say he wishes to resign yesterday and today say that he was ousted.

    Either Nasheed operates at a level where human logic does not fathom or ….?

  30. aisha on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 3:58 PM 

    cumoon ppl..see for yourself who is bad and good..it is obvious president nasheed is a hero..he is a leader who is trying to bring peace and stability for the country..
    Dont you see brutal police..
    now its a dictatorship..we want brutal police to be brought to justice..they are trying fade out democracy..
    Have you seen in his 3yrs of presidency such a chaos..
    Is it only the opposition people who have rights to demonstrate? is this freedom..wakeup..and consider…

  31. mariyam on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 4:09 PM 

    Waheed has no control. His speeches and his actions don’t match. He says there won’t be any unconstitutional orders or actions against anyone and yet that’s all we are seeing since he took oath. Can’t blame the poor thing though. He is afterall a mere puppet of Gasim and his allies. Too bad he doesn’t realize it or that he doesn’t have the guts to stand up for the people of this Country.

    MDP supporters, listen to your President Nasheed and don’t go around burning public property. The Opposition will try as much as possible to force you to resort to unlawful actions, but prove to them that you are better than the Police loonies.

    We understand that you will be frustrated and angry for being overthrown by a coup, but lets try to hold back any actions of violence. There is a large majority of Maldivians behind you, and we believe in you and want to see you overcome this challenging times strategically.

  32. Mr. Antonio (spain) on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 4:09 PM 

    Dear all. Dr Waheed is not an elected president. He is a VP and untill elections are held he cannot be consider President and cannot form a goverment. Acording to the law, a VP can rule under a emergency situation but never call himself a President. Presidents are only the elected ones wich is not the case. From a legal pint of view Dr Waheed cannot call him
    President and the so called new Goverment cannot be recognised as such untill you run elections. This is a legal matter. Dr waheed has taken over by force but not from a legal point of view. It is time for Maldives to real show if you respect or not the international law. Call for elections and fight for democracy.

  33. Kamaladasa on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 4:10 PM 

    Mr. Nasheed, during his tenure as a president of the Maldives, did everything to consolidate democratic set up. Remember, he had so many factors to look into. It was Gayyom’s rule for 30 long years left the country into shambles. People of Maldives were not educated Politically and they knew only to throw stones and use box cutter knives. Given the situation, Nasheed tried hard since November 2008 to educate the people about democracy, rights and duties, etc. But the Civil Servants and the Judiciary who were benefited by the Gayooom’s regime did not like the new changes and created much trouble to Nasheed. The opposition as well as MDP MPs too politically immature to do any good business in the Parliament. International community failed to educate the elected representatives and the people in general how to participate in a democratic set up and how to obey the constitution. Nasheed should have been allowed to complete his term in the office and the Civil Servants should have joined him in his effort of Nation Building. It is the religious extremists element in the Maldives did not like his policies. Hence the downfall.

  34. Peter kasper (nl) on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 4:14 PM 

    If Dr Waheed does’t respect the law, any international court can judge him for crimes against humanity. The same for Gayoom. It requires only a judge to start the procedure, even. Sri lankan judge can do so.

  35. Mr antonio (spain) on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 4:21 PM 

    I think you are right Peter. Any Judge can start the action outside the Maldives. For Gayoom for sure and so for Dr Waheed for the blood already sread and his way of acting.

  36. go Maldives go on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 4:27 PM 

    Nasheed and Gayoom are history.

    Accept it.

    Never look back.
    Only look forward to your own bright future and it does not have to be with Gayoom or Nasheed.

    Do you know why fighter jets do not have rear view mirrors. Because there is no need to look back.

  37. go Maldives go on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 4:29 PM 

    May be Nasheed and Gayoom should go for a coffee have a laugh, smoke a camel light.

  38. Rinzy on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 4:32 PM 

    Nepotism is back. Dr Waheed’s brother in law Iliyas Hussain already appointed to a senior post even before the announcement of cabinet.

  39. attaturk on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 4:36 PM 

    Nasheed just rcvd 25% votes in the first round of the presidential eections.A.gayoom got 43%..Other opposition parties joined Nasheed under written agreements and promises by nasheed to hold a mid-term election and share cabinet posts and other powers with the coalition if he won the 2nd round and they campaigned vigorously pleading all thier supporters to vote for change to oust A.Gayoom..Nasheed won the 2nd round with some 54%..without the coalition he would have suuffered a sad defeat and all of tehm are against him today..so how does he hv a majority? Simple fact is he neva had a majority since months afte the election Gasim and Dr.Hasan broke the coalition…all he had when he was most popular was 25% of the country so imagine what will happen now after all the mess he has made as presidnt?? and all opposition including A.gayoom r on one side…worst of all the common neutral has understood now that the dreams nasheed show r infact n8mares…tuff luck

  40. Ziyan on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 4:36 PM 

    Nasheed says he doesn’t want rouble, war in this country. He and his MDP thugs have done more damage in just one of protests to this country than the opposition has done in three years. Look at how many people have been injured because of him. Not to mention the private properties, police offices and vehicles destroyed and burnt yesterday. Anni always works this way, with vandalism, violence and terrorist. He and his thug mates should all be made to pay for the mess they have done. This is not protesting, its clear terrorism.

  41. Anthony McGregor on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 4:39 PM 

    Like a million songs have been written, “don’t know what you got till it’s gone”. Maldives will be regretting the decision to support this overthrow of the democratically elected president. Democracy in the Maldives has completely failed, the only way out of this mess it to immediately hold elections. The winner of which will then have the support of the police, military and the people.
    As it is right now people are cancelling there trips to the Maldives and rebooking to other destinations. Sad day indeed !

  42. neutral on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 4:45 PM 

    arresting… banishing … intimidating … Deja vu ?????
    Welcome back Gayoom !!!!
    This people deserves you !!!!

  43. manik on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 4:47 PM 

    Peter is right in that as soon as Waheed leaves office, he is finished if he travels outside of Maldives to any other democratic country. Waheed of all people should know this.
    Gayoom is only safe because no one has filed a case against him. People like Nazim better be very very careful now. Do not leave Maldives or you would be prosecuted for crimes against the Public of Maldives for the beatings of the Police.

  44. Anthony McGregor on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 4:47 PM 

    I saw some comments of people writing to trip advisor warning against coming to the Maldives ?? You should be commenting that the resorts are unaffected and safe !! This sort of over exaggeration will not help the situation here.

  45. neutral on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 4:49 PM 

    i agree with anthony … have an election .. then let democracy be re- estabilised…
    If you appoint governments on military demands which idiot calls it democracy?

  46. manik on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 4:49 PM 

    Rinzy, Waheed has to appoint Ilyas to that post because that is the only way they can guarantee the 220 millions dollars they got from the Nexbis contract.
    Maybe part of the that money was used to bribe the Police in this Military Coup.

  47. just on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 4:49 PM 

    I would like to see the police and army persons who revolted brought to justice. The country’s penal Code states clear punishments applicable to traitors who attempt to overthrow lawfully elected government.

    It is very disappointing that the Police Integrity Commission has failed to take action against the traitors.
    Next…if the Prosecutor General fails to act, what sort of trust should we have in our system?

    Please note that Riyaz, the new police commisioner has wowed to make the Maldives police,” a strong force that the public would be afraid of”. here we go back to pre evan naseem days when we did not have a civilian force… are we moving back to Gayoom era?

  48. Ahmed Hashim on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 4:51 PM 

    I support Anni for not using weapons against the coupe leaders and the military. Violence always ends in violence

  49. rule on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 4:54 PM 

    If anni is to come back to power, i hope he can get rid of his extra baggage such as reeko, sarangu, zaki, ibra and people.

    Anni would make a good prez, if he can be rid of these people..

    some advise. please learn to respect all maldivians whether they are from atolls or male’. All cant be from kenery, maizan, hikifinifenmaa, athireege…or 4 kashimathi or 16 kashimathi

  50. In support of Anni on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 5:00 PM 

    In support of President Mohamed Nasheed….

  51. Parikshit on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 5:04 PM 

    Please accept one fact… It is a elected govt. and it is people who has brought it to power. The govt. should be allowed to complete its term. Then if people feel, they should remove it from power. SO IT IS ALL ABOUT PEOPLE AND RESPECT TO CONSTITUTION…

  52. Jacques Indekeu on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 5:20 PM 

    Maldivistan … that’s where the paradise of Maldives is heading for. Since many weeks already the propaganda machines of the fundamentalists and old dictator were writing what in fact they intend to do : sharia, all men with beards, veils for women, no English in schools, hunt for any sign of christens, demolishing “anti religious statues” … not to forget internet (a “light strike” – how suitable in an area where police is not in charge anymore), phones blocked and tapped, websites too, tv station taken over … of course no more porc meat, no alcohol, no western music, no movies, NO ‘no’ anymore … and voting will be kept simple again, just yes or no, at gunpoint, they are experienced in that …
    The police report of yesterday is far from complete … I know of myself through local contacts of at least two more islands where the local people have taken over all local authorities … could have been another light strike which dammed connections to report it properly ?
    The democrats in Maldives are under siege, beaten (one woman beaten to dead by police forces), jailed without any reason but to disagree, … NONE of this ever happened under the one and only President Anni.
    Local councilors in jails, activists disappearing, … while the old boys network of the dictator again is taking the minister berths, police, mndf, … no, really, serious, it was a light strike, the vice president did not know about any coup until he read in the newspaper … no issue …

  53. Dave Jones on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 5:30 PM 

    @ Anthony – very true – China flights being cancelled and I can’t blame them!!!

  54. Boss on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 5:47 PM 

    Peter Kasper (nl) – thank you for your experienced advises – Insah Allah! Exactly, one day we will drag our present unlawful president (Dr. HASSAN), Maumoon, Yameen, Gasim, etc, etc, to for an International Court for crimes against humanity.

    Imagine what & how they have forced our Police and our MNDF to hurt our own people. They are so unhuman that they DO NOT feel nothing.

    Most of all, Allah SWT is the most powerful and the most merciful – surely Insah Allah, Allah SWT will guide our president Honourable M/Nasheed on the right path and he will, I repeat Insah Allah! he will rule the Maldives again N again with the guidance and blessings of Allah Subahaanahu Wata’laa.

    Allah SWT is the most knowing and the most knowledgeable, Our Hounourable President Mr. Mohamed Nasheed did worked hard to implement the proper Islamic Shariah’ and Law, which surely is seen and known by Allah SWT – as thus, sooner or later he will be the winner – as Allah SWT will never let the person fail when he works on the right path towards Allah.

    Ofcourse he must not loose faith from Allah SWT – Dear president Nasheed, think of the blessings of Allah SWT and work whole heartedly on the right path of Allah SWT – we are behind you, and Insah Allah, we will togather become the winners on both the world’s.

    Allhamdhu Lillahi!

  55. Pattaturk on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 5:54 PM 

    attaturk – You’re talking about the votes which was 4 years back – you’re far behind us, you’re ralking about History.

    Consider, today – how happy now the Maldivian are – just simply imagine the Mrf 100,000 (Health Ins., Coverage) available for every single Maldivian across the nation.

    Ofcourse the oppositions can’t control when a wise and a skilful president like Honourble President Nasheed, spitting for past, and looking always high head for the future of the Maldivians.

  56. Mohamed on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 6:25 PM 

    Hey goon…do you know what PHd stands for? Partly Head Damaged….

  57. tina coppola on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 6:34 PM 

    Amnesty International about news from Maldives:
    http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/maldives-end-use-excessive-force-against-protesters-2012-02-08

  58. Yasir on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 6:46 PM 

    Nasheed sure knows how to make drama and a show of everything. The LIAR came on to streets yesterday with his thug MDP mates and attacked police officers, destroyed public properties and put public places on fire. Now he is seated in his house and giving interviews to foreign journalists as if he is a saint. He and his mates has destroyed and harmed shops and places of ordinary maldivians who have no business in the current political crisis going on in the country. He should be tried in our courts along with his mates for the damage he has done yesterday. Then only he should be given a chance to even bluff out the word ‘election’ from his wine drinking drooling mouth. Nasheed is a menace and a danger to the peace and security in this country. He is an animal who loves to vandalize and terrorise our country. I hope the authotiries make him pay for the damage he has done.

  59. AnOthEr on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 6:57 PM 

    You see? Islam was rammed down the throat of Maldivians, who were not educated people and they did not realise that is a form of power. Maldivians welcomed those nasty arabs preachers (they are not considered as such in their own countries) and their medieval thuggery, misogynous, homophobic… Maldivians think that their real history is worthless (the Buddhist artefacts have been vandalised I understand, Dhivehi History destroyed once again). The consequences: music and entertainment banned; monogamous historical relations scorned; the pleasure of making and drinking alcohol banned, although many drink toddy and other beverages, heroin addiction at about 40% of the youth, who are also unempolyed… The list is too long to put it here.

    When is it going to be accepted as it is Dhivehi History? When are you going to stop to emulate arab islamism? Nobody is perfect and Ancient culture of the Island Nation is ignored. Forget the preachers and their bullshit and start being responsible and authors of your own culture and future. Otherwise, just look around you what blind belief of ethereal beings bring you: power for the very few and misery for most of us.

  60. Jaymu on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 7:03 PM 

    For all u ppl who still fail to see the point, we never saw such inhuman brutality under Nasheeds presidency. Think abt that. Dont justify the actions of the police by saying “they are getting what they deserve” ,if ur someone who wishes such brutality on another Maldivian uv got some serious issues. Enuff said.

    Now watch this.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5t6MvEkPAY

  61. rambe on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 7:49 PM 

    The banana republic is on blame game now, the very nature of this fisherman, who is still lagging behind in the evolutionary tree. They elect a president to give the life of luxury promising to uphold 07th century barbaric system of government they call divine law. This zombies living in mystical world with fantasies believe that they live in a paradise and it is saved by a narcissist God who keeps them alive because they are so called Muslims. I am not sure why Anni is unaware of the nature and mentality of these crazy people, Anii will never be able to satisfy them because it is beyond any human’s reach. They believe the government is there to feed them while they procreate and pray to their nasty God who has promised them the real lust that is waiting once they say good bye to this temporary life

  62. Venividivici on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 7:55 PM 

    99.8% of maldivians are barbarins and such laws govern the country,president nasheeds peaceful philosophies do not correlates with such a mindless barbaric society the only thing these people want and love is another dictator they crave dictatorships and autocratic regimes.may allah save these mindless barbaric brutes from their own ignorance and idiocy….

  63. Ahmed bin Addu bin Suvadheeb on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 8:12 PM 

    Jameel had the nerve to declare today “We are not responsible for yesterday’s police actions”! He may declare until hell freezes, but he along with his comrades and his boss will face trial for this. That’s as sure as day follows night.

    It’s not in my character to despise anyone, but I really can’t stand the sight of the snake called Jameel. This guy is evil, pure and simple. Using a military coup, he’s sitting warmly on the seat of power today. Jameel, you’ll once again, be a nobody in good time, and you’ll have to answer for the crimes you committed against humanity.

  64. spalding on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 8:47 PM 

    In just 3 years, he has made the boldest of decisions a President could have ever made: Downsized a huge civil service, cut public spending,introduced taxations (largely opposed by the business community), dealt with the dollar rates, all very unpopular decisions but desperately needed for the sustenance of this vulnerable economy. Although, this could be part of his undoing and a number of errors were made in his bid to “get things done”, there is nothing that anybody could say to prove that he did not love his people. There has never been a ruler who worked for the people like Anni. Everything he did was for us, the flats, the housing schemes, universal health care, the transport network and the rest. I salute him for the CHAMPION he is and will always support him.

  65. heartbroken on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 9:19 PM 

    My Dear Maldivians, please understand what is happening to you………

    You are some of the most lovable people I have ever had the luck to know and you live in a paradise.

    The elite class of Maldives is using deceit, force, and religion to control and exploit you. They want to be in the government only to protect their businesses. They have no interest in making your lives better. Still you people elect them to power.

    Nasheed is an exceptionally brave and selfless man who tried to bring reforms to help the common man. He stood in the way of these rich men trying to protect his people, and so the elite class want him destroyed at all costs.

    Instead of supporting him with your lives, some of you have sold your souls for the measly scraps thrown at you by these cunning businessmen. You have shamelessly resorted to malighn and slander Nasheed. You have turned against your own brothers and sisters with guns and batons. You have sold your dignity, reason and freedom for a few lari.

    Is your soul only worth a scrap? Would you rather be controlled and exploited by the elite, rich businessmen and continue to be mindless slaves, living in ignorance, illiteracy and misery for generations?

    Think about it my dear friends. Do not betray yourselves, your children, and your own people. If democracy returns, elect to power and support only those who want to serve the people. Please, please do not give one vote to those who want to make you slaves for their own benefit.

  66. mode on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 9:21 PM 

    ahmed, Anni is responsible for the incidence and that is why he need to be responsible. Before he started making all lies , the country was calm and he is the one created this chaos. Last 25 days, Anni has ordered and use excessive forces and you don;t see that.

  67. manik on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 9:31 PM 

    Major General Moosa Jaleel has been forced to resign by the Coup Plotters in the MNDF and arrested.

    People like Shiyam was begging for their life on the knees from the Tamil terrorists while brave soldiers like Jaleel was willing to give their lives for their country.

    Yet because Major General Jaleel refused to accept the coup he has been removed from office and arrested now.

    Is this how we treat a true Maldivian Hero? I am ashamed of the Police and the MNDF as a Maldivian. I have no respect for them anymore. They are not professionals anymore but a bunch of thugs with guns. Shame on you MNDF.

  68. Ahmed bin Addu bin Suvadheeb on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 9:43 PM 

    @rambe on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 7:49 PM

    “Anii will never be able to satisfy them because it is beyond any human’s reach. They believe the government is there to feed them while they procreate …”

    There’s quite a lot of truth in this, I fear. No one wants to pay a single laari in tax. But everyone wants free healthcare, education, jobs with high salaries and so on.

    You only have to take a look at their attitude when Nasheed introduced the public health insurance scheme. They started blocking up hospitals with the claim, that since it’s their money that’s being used, they can demand any treatment whenever regardless of the opinion of doctors.

    Indeed, there’s a mindless section of society with IQ way short of 70. Let’s see their new leader providing them all they desire! Waheed, you’ve got your work cut. Enjoy.

  69. zan on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 10:01 PM 

    Myself as an maldivian pr living in malaysia,we have heard lot propergendas etc, nasheed has been crticised many times,yes there r many corrupt people in nasheeds team,many boozers etc,but who cares look at the country what it become,what it has achieved and the respect we earned from other countries,just three years only.why do we keep accusing,look at the bright side..it took thirty years for mamoon to even have an hospital which was donated.. :-) we would do anything to bring back nasheeeeeed i ..

  70. attaturk on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 10:25 PM 

    Islam is about peace,truth, purity of the soul and 4gvness,these are things we will alwez blv in how much eva educated we get.We Maldivians dont blv in hate, otherwise we would not have got this far as a peaceful society despite repressseion and ensalvement of the ruling class for centuries.We should 4gv and 4get with Nasheed just as was with A.gayoom.mistakes r made by every1 n we cant turn against our won blood unless we want to make this country a bloody battlefield, something maldivians wil neva give a chance.

  71. A. Q. Rana on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 11:39 PM 

    It`s so sad to see these kind of things going on in Maldives.
    Maldivian establishment(police and military) should have acted more responsibly. By using force against their own pple, they are damaging their own credibility and turning pple aginst themselves.
    Let`s have fair and free elections and put an end to this horrible episode.

  72. heartbroken on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 11:43 PM 

    at long last someone makes me laugh…haha…bwwwahaha

    yes sly deception is the name of the game…like a virus insignificant, unseen, unfelt…. infect and destroy.

    lemme ask…what for? becos viruses dont ve what it takes to live, other than as parasites?

  73. no respect on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 12:09 AM 

    see the video of President Nasheed being treated as a no body or ignored by MNDF. They did not show him any respect.

    Just as Nasheed disregard authority, the MNDF has this time disregarded Nasheed. Shame.

    http://tholath.wordpress.com/

  74. Rafiqul Alam on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 12:44 AM 

    Anni is doing what he can do best: Shouting on the streets of Male’.

  75. bryam on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 12:44 AM 

    So, the police chief will adjudicate on whether a court order is legal. Well, well. Today is a day of shame for all Maldivians – too bad they have no shame. Toppling a democratically elected government is an act of an unintelligent society cursed with excessive stupidity

  76. manik on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 1:12 AM 

    I do not care who is the President but I would not accept a government imposed on us by the Police and the military.

    Lets fight against these evil forces in Maldives and bring back justice for the ordinary civilians of Maldives.

  77. Jaiz Maathoda on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 1:21 AM 

    Believe or not president Nasheedh is a best democratic leader, most of the presidents want power and money but Anni is different person, he wanted to serve within the rules.

  78. Jaiz Maathoda on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 1:33 AM 

    Thank you very much Anni, cox of ur decision we were very much aware d about Criminal Court Judge Abdullah Mohamed’s term of his ruling, JSC members duty and their terms and dictatorial police term ans their bad behaviors towards to innocent people of Maldives.

  79. John Mathew (FR) on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 1:41 AM 

    Dr. (?) Waheed was not elected. He should get out of the Goverment and as VP – he is not President according to international law – call for elections. Maldivians should not allow a coup d’etat to replace the protocol of democracy.

  80. Ahmed Hashim on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 2:25 AM 

    No Maldivian will ever respect our Police and the Military today other then the people who planed this coupe these people will be called [Baahgee] Traitors of the Nation. Those who are commenting they should uderstand about Common Sense, President maybe ousted by a no confidence vote by the People’s Majlis
    Waheed should resign Immediately

  81. Junni on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 2:34 AM 

    I just found out the Starforce sexually assaulted Maria and beat anni on front side. How low could they get? This is insane.

  82. Miner on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 3:11 AM 

    daniel on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 3:03 PM and other people hailing Ganjaaboa Nasheed.
    If Nasheed is that peace loving man why the get out in the street and damage peoples lives and public and goverment property. He is a complete moron and without a doubt a man of no sensible values.

  83. Ahmed bin Addu bin Suvadheeb on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 3:53 AM 

    @manik on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 9:31 PM

    “Major General Moosa Jaleel has been forced to resign by the Coup Plotters in the MNDF and arrested.”

    http://tholath.wordpress.com/

    Events clearly show that General Jaleel was not in charge of events that lead up to the coup. Jaleel is the most professional soldier we have and I don’t believe he will have had any part to play in this coup.

    The fact that he has been sidelined shows that the coup plotters didn’t want him in MNDF anymore. I still cannot understand how a failure like Nazim, a civilian, can come in to MNDF HQ, and demand the resignation of an elected president! The only explanation is that he was part of the coup plotters and his compatriots within MNDF facilitated the whole thing.

    I do not believe a word of Brigadier Ibrahim Didi. He claimed he was in charge of operations on 6th Feb. Clearly, there’s no evidence to show his control, unless, of course, he was also part of the coup plotters!

    An international investigation needs to be carried out to find the truth behind this. The UN should know better than to ask the local judiciary to investigate this! It’s like asking the fox to go and look after the hen-house!!!!

  84. Ahmed bin Addu bin Suvadheeb on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 4:37 AM 

    On hindsight, I do not believe that General Jaleel did not know anything about this coup. We do not know how much he knew or when he knew.

    Only a completely open public hearing will clear this up. We need a public hearing into the events that lead to coup on 6th February.

    The international community will not recognise a government that was planted by force. The legally elected president was ordered to resign by a civilian who happens to be a former soldier expelled from MNDF. If nothing else, the circumstance in which that occurred need to be explained fully to the international community.

  85. tsk tsk on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 4:51 AM 

    If Nasheed had an ounce of patriotism, he would have discretely accepted his loss of mandate and gracefully stepped aside to let the legitimate authorities get on with the task of governance.

    Instead, he has chosen to throw a tantrum and rallied his thuggish footsoldiers with the sole purpose of bringing this country to the precipice of destruction and bureucratic collapse and, I fear, beyond.

    Ostensibly, he thinks he can persist in his violence until he gets his way (the very definition of terrorism, I might add) all the while he will pander to the international media with his sensationalist rhetoric in order to portray himself as the victim. Pathetic.

    Nasheeds administration is over. Let’s put that unfortunate episode behind us and move forward as a people and rejoice when order is finally restored.

    As for Eleanor Johnstone, I did not appreciate this piece of propoganda on her part. In any event she has, as I have stated prior, overstayed her welcome. Packing her belongings and leaving would be the decent and appropriate thing for her to do. I sincerely wish her well in her future endeavours.

    I also see no further reason that Minivannews should continue to exist. It has demonstrated time and time again that it is no more than a conduit for unpatriotic villains to spew their hate-laden messages, forment destability and ruin our image in the eyes of the international community.

    We deserve better and we shall have better. God bless the Maldivian people.

  86. manik on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 5:55 AM 

    Miner, why not? He has every right to get on the streets and protest. He never damaged anyone’s property or government property. He has already called for anyone who was found to be damaging property to be prosecuted.

    Can your boss Jameel call for the prosecution of the Police who brutally attacked innocent people in the streets of Male?

    Once you attack innocent public by the Police then of course the public is going to retaliate.

    It is time that people like you and the security realise that it is the public who pay their salary. Or is it Gayoom from his private funds that he stole from the Maldives?

    You are an absolute Moron. I do not support his government but this is insane. The security services of Maldives has destroyed the fabrics of Maldivian society and brutally beaten innocent civilians including old men and women without any cause.
    It is these security service officials that needs to face a court martial and be prosecuted.

  87. We Beg you! on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 6:06 AM 

    Maumoon, Yamin and the ridiculous puppets. Please STOP RAPING our little Maldives.

    You’ve done enough, please leave us alone.

  88. Yasir on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 6:09 AM 

    Anni should be responsible for all this mess. It is he who created all this trouble for his own party members. He brought them on to streets and stimulated the police and army to attack them all. Everyone knows maldivian army and police are good at beating their own people. But they always do and this under the orders of a respective government. Under Qayyooms government they did so and so did they the very Anni’s government. This time its neither under Qayyoom nor Annis government that the forces have harmed the citizens. Anni and MDP should stop this sick blame game on Qayyoom now. They have a habit of blaming on Qayyoom even when they are constipated. Anni was brought down from his position by the very oposition people who brought him to presidency. Qayyoom never formed coalition with him. Everyone knows now all political parties are selfish and work towards their own selfish interests. They are not working on any orders of Qayyoom, rather Qayyoom has stayed away from all this mess. Anni should have behaved in a more civilized way after his resignation. But he is always like an animal, he loves protesting and running around the city with thugs. He could have asked for election by legal means and with the help of the constitution instead of protesting and making his party members to go around destroying public properties, citing fire in the city and islands, and demonstrating terrorism and vandalism in the Maldives. Shame on you Anni. I thought I would still vote for you after you resigned, but the way you have reacted to all this made me realise you are a very low character human who doesn’t deserve a second chance.

  89. Mohamed Rasheed on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 7:18 AM 

    Dear Dr. Waheed,
    Please announce elections. The action by MPS in the name of your government are huge crimes against Maldivians! I do not believe these to be your orders! Please do not be a scapegoat for the crimes of others!

  90. jinni on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 7:21 AM 

    Neither MNDF nor the Police should arrest Major General Brigadier MOOSA JALEEL.

    As Jaleel is a hero for all our Maldivians, and even in last night DhiTV television broadcast – DHANDAHILU (former Dictator Maumoon’s one eye – Abdul Rasheed Hussein) said that in India saying a bad word to Mahathumaa Gandhi is a CRIME.

    For Maldivian, saying something to Mr. Jaleel may not be a crime – but he MUST BE SAFE GUARADED – and he CANNOT BE ARRESTED.

  91. This is Insane on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 7:29 AM 

    I don’t live there,i am neither a member of any political party…i did hate Maumoon, former President’s regime, didn’t like most of Anni’s policies and MDP… but i do have to say Some of the Police, and MNDF guys,according to what they had sworn, they have betrayed to Their own Mother,Father,And family, their own Country, Most importantly they betrayed to their religion…Can anyone tell me, how you can trust any of these guys? If those who betrayed are on that job, i don’t have any guarantee that you will be alive or will come back home to see you family and children,end of the day…Because you don’t know when they will change their mind and attack you for no reason… The power they used was insane, after seeing pictures and videos i should say, That was inhumane…Them police and Army have to be punished…otherwise nobody will see peace there.

  92. manik on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 8:38 AM 

    Yasir, either you are an idiot of the highest order or just being a troll.

    Nazim, the Defence Minister in this current set-up is Gayoom’s man. He was forced out because he revealed National security secrets to Gayoom. Yes now we all know how the courts gave the verdict in his favour. No wonder since the Courts are in the pockets of Gayoom.

    It is bloody obvious that Gayoom would stay away from this mess as otherwise everyone would know he is behind this. We know he is behind this and even funded this along with Gasim and Champa.
    I would have no issues with the funding if they all had funded the election next year. But what I and many other Maldivians would never accept is a government thrust upon us by force by the Police and the MNDF.
    Hold fair and free elections now and who ever comes to power most Maldivians would accept it. Let us get a public pledge from Anni that if fair and free elections were held now that if he loses he would respect it and stop his protests.
    If he gives that and if he does stop protests then we know he loves democracy. If he does not then he is finished. Right now he has a case that he was the legally elected President who was forced to resign by the security services of the Maldives.

  93. Jaiz Maathoda on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 9:06 AM 

    We dont want this government we are calling for election, if not the consequences will be worst …..

  94. Ahmed bin Addu bin Suvadheeb on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 9:10 AM 

    This regime will not last long. That’s as sure as day follows night. Look at the technocrats in charge:

    (1) Dropout Nazim. What are his qualifications again? For Gods sake, the idiot was expelled from Sandhurst!

    (2) Snake Jameel. His only technical expertise is in lying and fabrication as well raising anti-Semitic, anti-Christian propaganda.

    That’s all we have so far! What a government of technocrats we have!

    The situation has gone beyond Nasheed or MDP.

  95. no respect on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 10:25 AM 

    The leaked video establishes evidence that Anni shouting at the Military to use force against the police.

    I salute the ethics of the Military for refusing to obey illegal orders.

  96. Gi. Joe on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 10:50 AM 

    People in the USA, UK and in most civilized country people respect their forces in Uniforms but the traitor Judas Waheed you have destroyed the little respect we have gain towards them over the last three years, I am seriously am afraid for my children’s future.

    Apparently we been taken back to horrible days of Maumoon Abdul Bloody Gayoom Days.

    Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Gasim Ibrahim, Yamin Abdul Gayoom and Tasmeen Ali: those who spend well over 4,000,000-oo USD to create this coup must answer to the Maldivians, as far as I am concerned they should be tried for nothing less than treason.

    Judas Waheed must step down immediately.

    All those uniformed officers who took part in this coup has to be dismissed disgracefully and charged most severely.

    For Maldives most important business of the day for the Parliament is to attend to these traitors action until than I see only blood shed in Maldives. You can never run this country with this illegally planted government.

  97. Mathaaran on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 11:27 AM 

    Our elected President is Mr.Nasheed. Cops remove him , it’s a crime . We call them ( police , m n d f) not to involve crimes and to obey the law. Dr. Waheed’s government is illegal.

  98. yes on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 12:38 PM 

    I saw a defenceless, sweet old Dhivehi man being smashed on the head by the military, blood gushing from his head. A second soldier smashed him, no apparent reason, raw blood lust. I saw men, women and children lying on the street, helpless, smashed, as the military passed they smashed them again. Not even a wolf at war with another wolf attacks that wolf once it is rendered helpless. To call these humans animals is to degrade an animal.

    At the heart of it, Maumoon and Yameen are driven by raw blood lust. Make no mistake about it, Yameen is controlling these thugs, it will be extremely soon that Wahid realizes he is going to be thrown to the dogs himself. Sad for Wahid, that resentful little punk always had a chip on his shoulder anyway, he was sick of being the ‘nice guy,’ thought he was being used because he was seen as too soft, too weak. He had his chance to show the power of his softness when he spoke last night, yet he never appreciated his natural self, fed resentment in his heart, he will hurt soon, just as his family had before him, it will not be by Anni or MDP either.

  99. Ali Umar on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 1:07 PM 

    Mr. Nasheed, during his tenure as a president of the Maldives, did everything to consolidate democratic set up. Remember, he had so many factors to look into. It was Gayyom’s rule for 30 long years left the country into shambles. People of Maldives were not educated Politically and they knew only to throw stones and use box cutter knives. Given the situation, Nasheed tried hard since November 2008 to educate the people about democracy, rights and duties, etc. But the Civil Servants and the Judiciary who were benefited by the Gayooom’s regime did not like the new changes and created much trouble to Nasheed. The opposition as well as MDP MPs too politically immature to do any good business in the Parliament. International community failed to educate the elected representatives and the people in general how to participate in a democratic set up and how to obey the constitution. Nasheed should have been allowed to complete his term in the office and the Civil Servants should have joined him in his effort of Nation Building. It is the religious extremists element in the Maldives did not like his policies. Hence the downfall.

  100. akabar on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 1:11 PM 

    Dear Malidivians !!

    we all are forgetting the foreign hands in this inhuman poltical acts in our country. Off late GMR is funding the ouster of Pres Nasheed as he and his men took lots kick backs/bags from GMR to dance to thier tunes and unfortunately they are not able to deliver to GMR. GMR who are anti MUslim and want to take control over Maldives and convert all the Malidivians as Salves . This will happen soon. Gayoom/Gasim/Waheed/Ibrahim and all are slaves to GMR .

    We need to kick GMR out of this country to bring back proper democracy and Future for the Citizens of Maldives . Male airport is the only asset we have and the rest has no face without it. We will have to fight against GMR the foriegn elements and the drive them away first before we fight within our selves . IF required we can ask our arab brotherhood for help…

  101. akabar on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 1:20 PM 

    Dear Maldivians

    get up and understand what’s happening to our country.One mistake of Nasheed to privatise airport and sell it to GMR . They are a rich and manipulative Indian company . They are very cunnuning/shrewd . Today we lost control of the airport.We lost all our businesses to GMR and we are going to loose on next five years all the livelihoods of the country . slowly Indians will come here and take all our jobs away. GMR will buy stakes in all our island resorts and other businesses.its time we realise that we stand on our feet and understand what is right and good for us who will lead us to bright future . Lets go for elections and select/vote for the right candidiate. lets not go for blood shed.
    All nasheed’s men too are boozers/womenizers and critically anti islamists. they may call them selves moderates but they are murderates…
    believe me GMR is no good luck for Maldives..

  102. Shafeea on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 1:25 PM 

    I call on the Judicial Services Commission to investigate Judge Abdullah and bring him to trial.

    It is the failure of the JSC to carry out its constitutional duty as the Watch Dog of the Judicial System that created the breakdown causing all this violence against our people.

    I call on Parliament to investigate why the JSC has failed to bring rogue judges into line. Parliament has to take responsibility for the lack of integrity of the Judicial Services Commission.

    I call on the Supreme Court to do what it has failed to do, to bring the critical changes we urgently need to alter the structure of the JSC, to dismiss the current commission, and to appoint people who have no vested interests in keeping corrupt judges on the bench.

    I call on the Parliament, the Supreme Court, the UN, EU and the Commonwealth to investigate the events leading to the resignation of President Nasheed.

    We Maldivian citizens want the truth. Until we have the truth, we cannot accept this government as legitimate. The International community cannot stand by and allow our people brutalised, our judiciary hijacked, our Parliament paralysed, and democracy to be killed off.

    Bypassing our constitutional structure to dismiss a President, i.e. impeachment and forcing a President to resign through violence is a slap in the face of our efforts towards democracy.

    Now is the time for you to demonstrate to the world that your organisations walk your talk and have the capacity to support real change in the fledgling democracies of the world.

  103. SANIYA on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 2:38 PM 

    India should take control of rajyega . Maldivans dont know how to rule and vote . if india control there will b no problem like this . Rajyega dont know Democracy value. in control of india country will b more progessive

  104. SANIYA on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 2:41 PM 

    TO akabar
    Why ur against Indian ? because Indian r more intelligent and hard working then you . if u dont know value democracy definitely India will INTERVENE

  105. Jacques Indekeu on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 2:43 PM 

    CALL FOR TOURISTS NOT TO GO TO MALDIVES

    For a democrat, it can not feel good to enjoy a resort while at a distance of few miles, people get beaten, jailed and killed, only because they defend their democracy against a military AND fundamentalist junta.

    No reason to be afraid ? You should look on what is happening outside Male’ – the islands are burning, the junta – supported by the dictator goons – are marching in the islands.

    Safe in Male ?
    Suppose you would be shopping in the shop where they hunted the president …

    Suppose you were visiting the museum when the fundamentalist came to destroy there own history, of non-Muslim of course ..

    Suppose you were getting out of boat at the jetty while the police is shooting and tearing gas …

    Suppose you pay tourist taxes from which money the junta buys weapons to suppress their own citizens …

    Suppose … can you live with that ?

  106. Squash on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 2:46 PM 

    @tsk tsk

    Still commenting on your beloved Minivan. Still upset with the journalists. We have a saying “if your not happy with something, vote with your feet!” If you don’t like Minivan and the journalists just walk away, no shame, just go! Take your own personal “hate-laden” speeches and just go! Bye!

  107. Jaiz ( Maathoda ) on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 3:50 PM 

    Police could not have gut to come Maathoda, cox Maathoda people are ready to kick off them.

  108. willman (UK) on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 4:39 PM 

    ALL TOURISTS SHOULD NOW STAY AWAY FROM THE MALDIVES UNTIL PROPER DEMOCRACY REIGNS. DON’T FINANCE THIS CORRUPT NATION BY GOING THERE FOR A HOLIDAY

  109. To Mohamed Shafraz Hafiz married to Hasee on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 5:00 PM 

    I heard that you want to fund a peace group called colourless.

    It is no secret that you produced all the hate videos for DRP during the 2008 election. Your father Ahmed Hafiz gave you all the videos from MNDF.

    That was then and this is now. For the love of this country I hope that you are a better person now and you have no intention of taking advantage of this group working for peace.

  110. heartbroken on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 5:07 PM 

    Dear Maldivians,
    Like most third world democracies you are also making the same mistakes. Mistakes which make democracy a farce – ineffective and corrupt. It is high time that you sat back and started thinking.
    Hopefully you may have democracy back in a while. Hopefully you may have a chance to elect the people who are going to rule/serve you. If you ever get another chance to vote……
    Elect honest people who want to serve the people. I am sure there are plenty of honorable men and women in Maldives. Please do no ignore or persecute them any more.
    Appoint people who are educated and have the qualifications to hold important government posts. Especially the judiciary and the executive. Surely there are more than enough educated Maldivians to fill those posts.
    Do not make the grave mistake of electing rich businessmen and hate mongering radicals as your leaders again. They want to be in power with the sole intention of protecting and enriching their businesses and interests. Please understand this.
    These elite, super rich, business men can buy anyone (politicians, judges or police men), they will control the media, the judiciary and the executive. They will do anything in their power to protect the money they make by exploiting the masses. They will use deception, lies, violence and religion to brainwash, divide, and control you like puppets.
    This is so very evident in the mindless comments made here by those who support these scoundrels. They blindly believe in their lies and propaganda. Please sit back and think for a minute what you are doing.
    Would you sell your souls for the few dollars you get for supporting these scoundrels? Would you rather, your children remain poor, brainless suckers, while these scoundrels and their families laugh all the way to the bank?
    Stop being mindless fools.
    No Anni or superman can save you, if you elect the same old crooks back to power along. No Anni can make any progressive reforms to improve the condition of Maldivians, if he is constantly opposed and sabotaged by the scoundrels that you yourselves have elected.
    If you get another chance to vote, you have hope, you may have a future. No one else can help you but yourselves to make that happen. You have to start thinking and acting sensibly. Do not let these scoundrels brainwash, fool, devide, kill each other, and enslave you anymore.
    It is still possible.

  111. Shyam on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 5:17 PM 

    I don’t understand why Maldivian men don’t like when Indian men go out with local girls. They are themselves proud to go out with white ladies but when GMR guys take out beautiful local girls they are jealous.Grow up and enjoy your lives…

  112. hassan on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 5:49 PM 

    The majority of Maldivians seriously believe that Ex-President Nasheed must take full responsibilities of whats happening to this country. he lost the office because he is a tyrant. The Uniformed officers lost hope in him when he repeatedly orders them to act unlawfully.
    He have knowingly or unknowingly crossed the Constitution many times, not only the last few weeks when opposition were calling his government to release the abducted judge Abdulla.
    As early as April 2009, while campaigning for Parliament Election Nasheed, kept on saying that he will only assist his party members. the remark it self lost his creditability as a peoples president.
    His party members and top core acted and executed this manner quite openly in broad day light.
    Many of MDP MPs and including ex-president Nasheed called out some very tyrannical statements in their party rallies and official gatherings.
    Many accusations were floating across the Maldives about the level of corruption. and some of the accusations were proven to a certain extent that almost all charges seems a reality.
    latest Audit reports and ACC reports comfirms this.
    There are more….could write continuously for 24 hours…
    Mohammed Nasheed is a failure in politics and personal life as well and a pathetic liar

  113. attaturk on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 6:21 PM 

    ome ppl r calling tourists to boycott the Maldives but not every1 has vested interests in the Maldives and its islands like they do,next thing they wil ask for is to boycott all chinese products because they r communists and stop use of all feul and oil cox they r controlled by arabs!This country doesnt need external influences.We are a gr8 nation of gr8 ppl who have alwez driven out foreign viruses who try to penetrate and hijack the country, taking advantage of the kind hearts and hospitality of the ppl.Histroy is with us and the future 2.

  114. Yasir on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 6:25 PM 

    I believe you have done enough damage to this country in just one day of your protests. Whatelse do you know to you. You have always operated in this country by spreading fear, violence, gangs, vandalism and terrorism. Then you sit down like a saint with all those foreign journalists claiming yourself as a champion of humanity and democracy. But you are a crap, an animal who has no mere true sincere feelings for this country and its people. All you want is you, your family and friends to rule this country like a dictator just like the way Qayyoom did. But we wont let you come back Nasheed. Your days are over. Bark as much as you can but believe me your not worth to be our president again. This is a word of a common ordinary maldivian citizen. You have made our lives miserable and we have had enough. We wont make you suffer us anymore. Since you came we have gone done from poverty to misery. The lives of ordinanry maldivians like me has never changed. Instead you and friends have enjoyed the luxuries of this tourism rich country. Our cost of living went high day by day while you travelled abroad always and enjoyed meals from five star hotels. You never bothered for the common man in this country. Now buzz off from your thoughts you might come back as the president. Your supporters are just a minority of minor in this country. You will never win an election with a majority. You didn’t win it in 2008 and what makes you think you will win in the next election with all the fuss and chaos you have done during the last three years in office.

  115. anni on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 8:50 PM 

    ani plx go out from our country with Ur family, live happily, we will give you evry protection u need for no reason

  116. anni on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 9:01 PM 

    anni……..plx leave the dream of getting presidency back again

  117. anni on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 9:03 PM 

    alhah akubaru alhaah akubaru alhaah akubaru…….al hamdhulihlaahi

  118. Shafeea on Sat, 11th Feb 2012 3:15 AM 

    @Hassan

    If President Nasheed abused his power as President he should have been called to account for that by the legislative assembly, the Parliament. He should have been questioned, he should have been impeached. The Supreme Court should have intervened.

    That is how democracy works. The MPs of the opposition failed to deliver and take action against the President through constitutional means.

    Instead they resorted to violence.

    Our MPS are the representatives of the people. A group of people on the streets calling for Nasheeds resignation do not represent us. They represent themselves and the parties who were supporting their demonstrations. Oue elected President cannot be forced to resign by violence.

    Demonstrations calling for Gayooms resignation in 2007 was very different. Then we did not separation of powers, Gayoom was incharge of the Judiciary. He also had members in the parliament representing the President in parliament which gave him the numbers he needed to over turn any motions from the opposition.

    We cannot compare what happened in Republic Square then and what happened to Tuesday.

  119. Shafeea on Sat, 11th Feb 2012 3:25 AM 

    If President Nasheed abused his power as President he should have been called to account for that by the legislative assembly, the Parliament. He should have been questioned, he should have been impeached. The Supreme Court should have intervened.

    That is how democracy works. The MPs of the opposition failed to deliver and take action against the President through constitutional means.

    Instead they resorted to violence.

    Our MPS are the representatives of the people. A group of people on the streets calling for Nasheed’s resignation do not represent us. They represent themselves and the parties who were supporting their demonstrations. Our elected President cannot be forced to resign by violence.

    Demonstrations calling for Gayooms resignation were very different. Then we did not have separation of powers, Gayoom was incharge of the Judiciary. . We did not have political parties. And when we did get permission to register political parties Gayoom had members in the parliament representing him (the President) in parliament which gave him the numbers he needed to over turn any motions from the opposition.

    We cannot compare what happened in Republic Square then and what happened on & february 2012.

  120. Latheef on Sat, 11th Feb 2012 4:12 AM 

    @Hassan

    So are we saying here that whenever the uniformed officers are unhappy with a President they should force him to resign?

  121. Curious on Sat, 11th Feb 2012 4:14 AM 

    It would be interesting to see what the Prosecutor Generals office will do with the $800 million fraud case the government lodged against Yaamin.

  122. Jinni on Sat, 11th Feb 2012 11:41 AM 

    These bloody Police and MNDF (some of these dogs) has conducted a very BAD thing.

    As everyone knows – the former terrorist group of SriLanka, known as the LTTI – is now ready to pay a handsome figure to the Maldives MNDF and Police to overthrow anybody who comes to power in Maldives. so that they could get a LAND from the Earth. As now they are hidding in diffirenet places of Earth.

    As thus, today the Maldivian MNDF and Police has showed to the world that they are ‘ON-SALE”.

    And infact, one of the businessmen of Maldives known as “SHIVA of LILLY SHIPPING Pvt. Ltd.,” is a person who has been financing to the LTTI of SriLanka, while they fought with the SriLankan Government.

    So, now Shiva & his colleagues will be planning to give more payment to the corrupted MNDF & Police staff to get LTTI power in Maldives.

    This will be huge threat to SriLanka, as well as to India – and to U.S and to Europe.

    Imagine by overthrowing a democratically elected government with a population of about 400,000 people has and will influence the world.

    And the big players like U.S, Europe & China has to intervene to find out what had happened in the Maldivian democracy – otherwise it will be a big threat.

  123. Leslie on Sat, 11th Feb 2012 7:20 PM 

    I see the lunatics are back in charge of the asylum. Hopefully the people of the Maldives will come to their senses and ensure that Mr Nasheed is reinstated a President

  124. DD on Sun, 12th Feb 2012 3:29 PM 

    Call for tourists to stay away from Maldives.

    I hate the idea of this as it hurts the resort workers who rely on this to support their families HOWEVER I feel this is what will happen. I have lasting memories of taking my three year old through Maldives airport while in lockdown mode military with rifles guarding doors (2001). If definitely wouldn’t recommend anyone go in or out of Male airport until democracy/stability is restored.


  • jaiz: We should avoid doing such bad act.
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  • imam: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar have more than enough money to fund the largest and best equipped educational facility in the world. Instead of an ISIS or ISIL or...
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