- All basic items will be sold cheap if all due payments are settled- Adam Azim
- National Flag to be flown at half-mast following death of former President of South Africa
- Vice President praises Nelson Mandela as a model of leadership for equality and rights
- Several issues regarding the school system would be resolved in time for new academic year – Vice President
- “Nelson Mandela was a source of Unrivalled Inspiration for Recent Generations” – President Yameen
- Mandela an example of democracy- Gasim
- With Yameen’s visit, ties with Maldives set to shine again
- Unlimited Aasandha services to be announced within hundred days- Ameen
- Dr. Mausoom says he joined Villa group to serve Gasim
- We will always be watchful of the Airport- National Movement
- Airport will not be leased to any foreign party
- Chinese investors shows interest to invest in Maldives
- Goal is to make Islamic Ministry an establishment which sends a progressive message- Dr. Shaheem
Curbing crime should be govt’s number one priority- Gayoom
Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has said that the increasing rate of crime and violence in the country is a matter of grave concern and curbing crime should be the number one priority of the government.
In a press conference held at the office of the Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM), the interim President of PPM, former President Gayoom condemned the brutal murder of Dr Afrasheem Ali. He said that this attack is an attack on democracy and the Peoples’ Majlis. He added that this is also an attack on PPM.
Gayoom noting that crime and violence has been increasing in the country in an alarming speed, he said that he will inform President Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik that curtailing crime and violence should be the top priority of the government.
Gayoom said that Dr. Afrasheem was a highly educated religious scholar of a rare caliber. He said that the late MP had made great efforts in serving the religion and the nation and worked tirelessly to foster Islamic education in the country via TV and other means.
The former President said that the death of Afrasheem is an irreplaceable loss to Maldives. He said that it is saddening that the country has lost a great scholar who became victim to an act of barbarism and cowardice.
He expressed hopes that the perpetrators of this heinous crime will be caught and brought to justice through the court process.