- India should be given a helping hand- Gayoom
- India to reassure Maldives of defence cooperation
- Mandela was the greatest statesman the world has seen – President Yameen
- JSC shuffles judges regardless of CJ’s statement
- Nasheed used democracy as tool during his rule- Riyaz
- Transparency survey is baseless- MNDF
- Pakistan High Commissioner calls on the Vice President
- Utility services in Raa atoll Dhuvaafaru island handed over to MWSC
- 20 Maldivian Officers training in Protection of Important Building programme by Turkey Police
- Some institutions refrain from giving information- ACC
- Govt to decide on unfinished resorts within 100 days
- Revised budget increased to MVR 17.5 billion
- Majlis perceived as the most corrupt institution
No foreign pressures on govt to protect Nasheed- Abbas
-Legal action will be taken against those who broke the law on Feb 6-7-8
The government has revealed that there are no foreign pressures on the government to protect former President Mohamed Nasheed illegal actions from the law.
In view of the investigative report of the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives (HRCM) on the events of February 6 and 7, government spokesperson Abbas Adil Riza said that the government will take the necessary legal action against Nasheed regardless of the fact that he is a former President and also the Presidential candidate of the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP).
“The government of Maldives will not compromise with any criminal who break the laws and challenge the constitution. And the government will not give any concern to any people who advocate on behalf of the criminals. The government will do whatever it takes to implement the law. It’s only Nasheed and some international organizations loyal to him who are raising concern over this. These are not foreign states. No state has put any pressure on the government to protect Nasheed from the law,” he said.
Abbas said that the government will take the necessary legal action against all the people involved in the crimes perpetrated against the constitution on February 6,7 and 8.
The government spokesperson Abbas assured the Maldivian people that the government will expedite the legal process against the perpetrators following the report of the Commission of National Inquiry (CoNI) which is to be published on 30 August.
Abbas stressed that there is ample evidence in the report of HRCM that Nasheed opposed and challenged the constitution several times during his Presidency. He added that the government will not step back from taking the necessary legal actions to protect the rights of the people which were violated by Nasheed.
Abbas noted that it is not clear to the Maldivian people that there was no coup involved in the transfer of power despite the allegations of former President Nasheed. He said that the report of the HRCM exposed every lie of Nasheed regarding his resignation and the events of the day.
Meanwhile, ‘at gunpoint’, ‘under threat of the army opening fire on the public (the lynch mob he referred to last night)’, ‘police threat to storm the army headquarters’, ‘to prevent foreign influence in domestic affairs’, are just a few amongst the many surprises Nasheed continues to pitch at local and International media since he announced ‘voluntary resignation’ on the 7th of February.