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Chief Justice assures full cooperation to National Crime Prevention Committee

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The National Crime Prevention Committee formed to curb the rise in gang violence in the Maldives has said it has met with Chief Justice Ahmed Faiz and other judges on the Supreme Court bench, who have said they will fully cooperate with the committee to control gang violence.

The Supreme Court said it will resolve the issue of cases left pending in the courts without trials being conducted, said the committee in a statement.

The Supreme Court also offered assurances that it would assist the committee in issues related to the judiciary, the President’s Office said it a statement.

‘’Discussions at the meeting held at the Supreme Court were mainly focused on the prosecution of crimes such as rape, fraud, theft, drug related violence and other serious criminal offences within the existing legal framework,’’ the President’s Office said. ‘’The Chief Justice and the Prosecutor General, who also attended the meeting, assured the Committee it was working swiftly to prosecute and deliver justice and to reduce crime rate and tolerance of criminal activity in society.’’

The Chief Justice said it was important for the committee to work closely with the police and requested public cooperation with the police in their effort to find and bring criminals to justice.

President Mohamed Nasheed formed the crime prevention committee to curb gang violence and gang related crimes in the Maldives two days ago.

The committee consists of National Security Advisor Ameen Faisal, Home Minister Hassan Afeef, Attorney General Abdulla Muiz, State Defence Minister Mohamed Muiz Adnan and Prosecutor General Ahmed Muiz.

The President’s Office said that the committee had during their first meeting decided to establish a special task force to curb serious and organised crime.

The task force will be led by Maldives Police Service and will consist of officials from the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF), Department of Penitentiary and Rehabilitation Services (DPRS), Attorney General’s Office, Ministry of Education, Courts of law, Prosecutor General’s Office, Maldives Customs Service, Ministry of Health and Family, Ministry of Human Resources Youth and Sports, Immigration Department and officials from the Local Government Authority.

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7 Comments on "Chief Justice assures full cooperation to National Crime Prevention Committee"

  1. Rinzy on Thu, 31st Mar 2011 4:57 PM 

    Who is going to take responsibility for the 600 criminals released from jail once President Nasheed came to power? Is President Nasheed willing refrain from facilitating gang bonding activities in the future? Will the construction of a jail become a priority only when MDP parliamentary group members setup construction companies?

  2. AM on Thu, 31st Mar 2011 5:08 PM 

    task force, committees, advisory board & anything and everything to keep the people and power to ones own good. Insecure abt ruling? “assurance” is not enough after 2 years!

  3. saeed on Thu, 31st Mar 2011 8:41 PM 

    AM itz not 2 years but a beautiful 30 year old DICTATORSHIP…Murder suspects are not only 3 years old my friend

  4. saeed on Thu, 31st Mar 2011 8:51 PM 

    Rinzy, whoever build a jail itz okay as long as our Judiciary or Anti-corruption Commission (ACC)decides itz a problem…

    First of all why don’t u lodge such complaints to relevant Courts of Law or the ACC? Without doing your duty, u look like blaming a Political Party or the President…this shows u are not a faithful citizen of the country but u look like one from Gayyoom’s regime and if so u cannot be a nation loving citizen. Because, those who love their country would never try to promote rumors leaving behind the real facts n the Reality….The whole world agrees we had a 30 year old DICTATORSHIP and what we are facing today is the product of that regime my friend

  5. Yusuf Bjorn on Fri, 1st Apr 2011 12:59 PM 

    I am a foreigner her in the Maldives, but i follow closely in politic sand justice here.
    I note that;
    “mainly focused on the prosecution of crimes such as rape, fraud, theft, drug related violence and other serious criminal offences”
    Yes, i support what is said, but i miss ONE major issue to be mentioned by name in the same sentence….corruption!
    Fight corruption, have progress in this fight and the othe gang related crimes will also reduce – trust me.
    As soon as the people in power who protect the gangs is removed and the gangs members actually risk going to jail for real, they will by some think twice, by others stop. The no brainers who is not smart enough will of course continue doing crime. But even them will get caught in time – and do time for that.

    And finally – Criminals who do rape and murder…capitol punishment!! Seriously! Line them up and one bullet in the head – DONE!!

  6. Ilyas Ahmed on Fri, 1st Apr 2011 1:15 PM 

    Dear Mr. President, We implore you to bring the perpetrators of the biggest crimes in the our history to quick justice.

  7. Maria on Sun, 3rd Apr 2011 1:45 AM 

    Is there a single commission or authority President Nasheed has formed which hasn’t got Afeef in it?? :/
    He’s the Home Minister
    He’s the local government authority
    He’s the information commissioner
    And now he’s in this committee too? With a schedule like that, I wonder if he’ll be able to do any of his jobs right?

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