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Impartiality of CMAG is questionable- Dhunya
State Minister for Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhunya Maumoon has said that the impartiality of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group is questionable.
Minister Dhunya said this in view of the recent statement of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) that the National Inquiry Commission, established to assess the events leading to the transfer of power on 7 February 2012, is not independent or impartial.
Criticizing the statement of the CMAG, Dhunya said that these statements of the group show that they are not fully acquainted with the current situation of the Maldives. She also added that they are also misinformed about the constitution and law of the country.
She said that it is saddening that a group of such international caliber issued irresponsible statements concerning the state of affairs of Maldives without proper knowledge of the constitution and the laws of the Maldives.
Meanwhile, CMAG statement said that the Commission of National Inquiry is not independent or impartial, and has failed to gain sufficient support in Maldives. The group also urged the Government to review immediately the composition and terms of reference of the Commission to make it genuinely independent, credible and impartial. CMAG reiterated the Commonwealth’s offer to provide assistance in this regard.
Many politicians have raised questions on how the CMAG came to these conclusions and what research was done to draw these conclusions.
In the press release of the foreign ministry, the ministry noted that the Commonwealth has not responded to the request of the government from the Commonwealth to provide technical assistance to the Independent Commission of Enquiry.