- STO profit was raised from MVR 10 million to 45 million by the youth- Adam Azim
- School Education level is improving- Dr. Nazeer
- Special Envoy of the President calls on SIDS to establish meaningful and enduring partnerships
- President ratifies Special Economic Zone Bill
- President’s Special Envoy Maumoon calls on SIDS to establish meaningful and enduring partnerships
- FM Dunya sends Independence Day greetings to the Malaysian FM
- Special Envoy of the President Maumoon arrives in Samoa to attend SIDS
- Stability of the islands is important for development and progress- President
- Ali Waheed appeals to remain steadfast in learning the Quran
- Biggest challenge is in finding evidence- CP
- We are proud that Villa College now has their own tailored courses- Gasim
- Those in political positions should be able to digest criticism- Adheeb
- President Yameen inaugurates Dhan’gethi Harbour Project
Resignation not shameful – Gasim
Former Home Minister and Leader of Jumhoory Party (JP) Gasim Ibrahim, who resigned on Wednesday, speaking on Dhi TV has said that resigning is not a shameful act if duties and responsibilities cannot be discharged in a responsible manner.
Gasim said it is an important democratic tradition to step aside if obstructions are encountered to discharge the responsibilities of the office in a responsible manner. He said staying on without resigning, when what he has promised to the people cannot be fulfilled, would not be correct.
He further said matters cannot be finalized in decentralized manner by forming a ‘dummy’ in violation the constitution. He said the way to proceed with the decentralized administration of atolls is specified in the constitution.
“The constitution specifies how to proceed with decentralization; things cannot be done against the constitution by forming a dummy without the approval of the Majlis, the constitution has given a deadline to elect a new Majlis, it also specifies a deadline to elect atolls and island councils, all the principles are in it, therefore if the decentralization is seen to be in contravention legal counsel should sought, while the constitution binds the (government), what other course could be sought in decentralization?” Gasim ended his comments speaking why he resigned.
According to Gasim who contributed heavily to topple by ballot the 30 year regime of former president Gayoom he has never advised on replacement of atoll chiefs appointed by the former régime. However, he said that he presented a list of names to fill the quota of government portfolios allocated to his Jumhoory Party.