I learned Nasheed was about to resign while in dialogue with Indian High Commissioner to resolve crisis: Dr. Didi
President of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) Dr Ibrahim Didi revealed last night that he had learned of the imminent resignation of former President Mohamed Nasheed while he was in dialogue to seek a peaceful solution to the crisis mediated by the Indian High Commissioner, D.M. Mulay.
In response to a question on TVM’s “Raajje Miadhu” program, former Fisheries Minister stated that on the morning of Nasheed’s resignation, he had a telephone conversation with the former President to facilitate discussions with all the political parties due to the escalating unrest in the capital Male.
Dr Didi further said that Nasheed had requested to hold the discussions mediated by the Indian High Commissioner.
He also said that a few minutes after the conversation with Nasheed, Mulay had requested his presence at the Indian High Commission for the sit-down.
“I went there (Indian High Commission) as I had received indications from both the Indian High Commissioner and Nasheed. When I arrived Yamin (Progressive Party of Maldives’ parliamentary group leader) was already present. Then Mulay informed me that Thasmeen (Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party leader) had also been invited for the sit-down,” Dr. Didi explained.
MDP president said that before Thasmeen had arrived, following a telephone conversation between Yamin and MDP Parliamentary Group leader Ibrahim Mohamed “Ibu” Solih, he had learned that Nasheed was about to step down as President.
“Then I called Ibu and he told me that it seemed as if Nasheed was considering stepping down, it seems that things are heading towards that way, and Nasheed had indicated that he was going to resign,” Didi revealed.
“From that point I became anxious. It came as a shock to me. How has this come to pass? I was really surprised as the unfolding events had been in contrast to what Nasheed had asked me to do, which is to find a peaceful solution through dialogue.”
Dr Didi said that upon receiving the news from Ibu, he had immediately called Nasheed and asked for an explanation. However, without much word, Nasheed had asked him to pass the phone to Yamin who had been present at the Indian High Commission, he added.
“After the conversation with Yamin, Nasheed informed me that he was on route to the President’s Office to announce his resignation. Shortly after I received a call from the President’s Office requesting my presence,” Dr Didi said.
He also revealed that Nasheed had been in debate with Thasmeen to hold a joint press conference which had been consented to by Nasheed.
"After I informed the cabinet members of Nasheed’s decision upon my arrival at the President’s office, most members were expecting the former President to explain the situation."
Dr Didi also said that the request by cabinet members to speak with Nasheed via telephone had been facilitated through the then Chief of Staff Ahmed Mausoom.
“After Nasheed had spoken with various people, I called him and inquired whether I should call Thasmeen and inform him. Then I called Thasmeen and duly informed him after Nasheed gave me the go ahead. But Thasmeen asked me if my call had been based on a commitment from Nasheed. After I said yes, he told me that he preferred such an indication to be made directly from Nasheed. Then I told him that I would see if that could be arranged.” Dr Didi concluded.
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Streets of capital Male plunged into chaos
Military removes MP Alhan , Neelan Fihaara ablaze, streets engulfed in chaos, VTV ATTACKED SIGNAL WAS LOST FOR A WHILE...
[SIZE=4]Breaking News: [/SIZE][SIZE=3]President Waheed addresses the assembly amid chaos[/SIZE]
MDP supporters have taken to the streets to protest against President Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik from addressing the assembly to reconvene the Parliament today. Parliament has been temporarily halted.
13:33 President Waheed had addressed the assembly on his third attempt to enter the chambers. When Waheed had made exited the chambers after his second attempt, MP Ibrahim "Bonda" Rasheed had spit on the direction of the seat of President Waheed and the desk of the Speaker.
13:31 The names of MP's Gasam and Rugiyyaa have also been called.
13:29 The session has been halted again after MP Thorig's name was called. President Waheed with a smile on his face had exited the chambers after gesturing to the MP's.
13:28 President Waheed addresses the assembly amid loud protests by MDP MP's standing in front of the Speaker's desk.
13:27 President Waheed begins his presidential address.
13:20 MP Ibrahim "Bonda" Rasheed's name has been called as the session was impeded after it recommenced.
13:17 President Waheed made his second failed attempt to enter the chambers moments ago.
The damage inflicted on the VTV building.
13:07 Military personnel have removed Nilandhoo MP Ali Riza and MP Kubey from the Parliament chamber. The session is scheduled to recommence momentarily.
13:04 In a statement, Maldives Broadcasting Commission (MBC) has strongly condemned the attack on the VTV building.
13:04 Police have repeatedly urged protesters to cooperate with the police.
12:46 Statement by Police Integrity Commission: The commission condemns the continued attacks on police personnel deployed to ensure the security of the Parliament, and urges everyone to refrain from such actions and not to impede the police officers from carrying out their duties. The commission also notes the restraint shown by the police in controlling the protests, and calls on the police to refrain from using excessive force and function within the contours of the laws regulations.
12:39 The fire at Neelan Fihaara has been brought under control.
12:38 Protesters headed towards raalhugandu area has turned back towards the junction of Majeedhee Magu and Sosun Magu.
12:35 When President Waheed sat on his seat at the Speaker's table MDP MP Mohamed 'Kubey' Rasheed had dashed towards him, however MP Ali Waheed and the President's security team had stopped him.
12:34 MDP members on Sosun Magu have started retreat amid claims that the police had advanced towards the raalhugandu area.
12:32 Both President Waheed and Speaker of Parliament Shahid have left the chamber after taking their respective seats momentarily.
12:31 President Waheed has entered the Parliament chamber, MP Ali Waheed's name has been called by the Speaker.
12:27 President Waheed has tweeted directly from the Parliament Secretariat. In his tweet he said that the unrest developing in Male is the direct action of former President Mohamed Nasheed and that he should take full responsibility for it.
12:25 Glasses on the speakers table have been smashed.
12:23 Protesters have smashed the CCTV cameras installed near the traffic light on Sosun Magu. ADK has been closed down as protesters are trying to enter.
12:21 Dhaandhoo MP Riyaz had been injured during the conflict inside the Parliament chamber and had been taken to ADK hospital for treatment. An MDP members has said that someone had accidentally stepped on his chest with their shoes.
12:16 An MNDF serviceman hit by an object had lost consciousness but regained it after being treated promptly inside VTV, he has been taken to the hospital for further treatment.
12:13 MNDF has now surrounded VTV. According to the presenter reporting live on VTV the station has been destroyed.
12:12 Protesters have backed down from Sosun Magu to Majeedhee Magu from where they are continuing to pelt the police with stones. Two people have been arrested, one of them is a woman.
12:06 The government's spokesperson Abbas is speaking on VTV. He said that the government will not allow terrorism and that the police and MNDF will take action. He claims that what is happening now is not expressing political opinion but terrorism.
12:05 Protesters also snatched the press card from Sofwan Ibrahim, Haveeru videographer and threatened him.
12: 04 Police has removed Dhaandhoo MP Riyaz from the Parliament chamber.
12:04 VTV signal has resumed after it had been momentarily disrupted. Stones are still being hurled outside the building while military personnel have been deployed to the area.
12:03 Protesters near VTV have smashed the camera after snatching it from the Haveeru videographer.
12:01 Riot police have dispersed the protesters near the VTV building.
11:58 Stones are being hurled relentlessly near the VTV building.
11:57 Baarashu MP Shifaz has been injured in the clash inside the Chamber. MDP MP's claim that Shifaz has a dislocated ankle. Shifaz has been rushed to the hospital. Shifaz fell as the military officers tried to remove MP Riyaz from the Chamber.
11:55 Clashes between MDP MP's and military personnel continues inside the parliament chambers. The furniture have been damaged during the clashes.
11:53 All the windows of VTV have been smashed. Protesters are throwing the tear gas canisters back at the police.
11:52 Two police officers have been injured in Sosun Magu. It seems as one of them has lost consciousness.
11:51 Villa TV (VTV) CEO Ibrahim Khaleel has stated that the building has been "destroyed". VTV signal has been disrupted. Khaleel has said that the employees are still inside the building.
11:50 Police have escorted two children out of a house in Abadhahfehi Magu after they had been affected by tear gas.
11:49 Protesters are hurling objects at VTV building.
The fire at Neelan Fihaara rages on.
11:41 Tear gas has been sprayed at the demonstrators on Sosun Magu and the road near the Parliament where tar and green paint were hurled at the police
11:36 Tar and green paint are being hurled at the police in a road near the Parliament.
11:35 It has been announced that PPM members are responsible for the torching of Neelan Fihaara. A call has also been made on all protesters not to head towards that area.
11:34 Despite claims by former President Mohamed Nasheed that he would be at the front lines of today's protest, Nasheed has not been seen in the protest so far.
11:32 Military personnel are trying to remove MP Riyaz from the chamber. MDP MP's are impeding the military officers from every direction. A parliament chair has been damaged in the scuffle.
11:28 Another protester has been arrested in Abadhahfehi Magu. The protester suffered some injuries as he tried to resist the arrest.
11:27 Spokesperson Abbas Adil Riza on VTV has accused MDP supporters of torching Neelan Fihaara.
11:26 Maldives Gas and Villa Gas are in the vicinity of the raging fire. Police are removing their vehicles from the police garage assisted by members of the public.
11:23 Protesters in Sosun Magu have seized a police shield.
11:23 The fire has not been controlled. The flames are spreading.
Neelan Fihaara burns.
11:18 Police have issued the final warning to break up the protest near Dharumavantha School. Police have announced that a number of police officers have been injured during the clashes.
11:16 Two police officers in the road in front of Majeediyyaa School (Abadhahfehi Magu) have been injured. Stones are still being hurled at the police.
11:15 Tear gas has been used in the road in front of Majeediyyaa School.
11:09 Police have issued a warning to break up the protest in Sosun Magu.
11:05 Violence in the narrow road in front of the main gate of Majeediyyaa School. Water bottles, pavement bricks and flag poles are being hurled at the police.
11:02 A fire has broken out at Neelan Fihaara. Military are trying to douse the fire.
10:59 Protesters are trying to penetrate the police lines near Dharumavantha School. Police are using pepper spray to control the crowd.
10:57 A protester has been arrested.
10:56 Police officer has been hurt.
10:54 Protesters near the Health Ministry building are trying to penetrate the police lines. They hurling water bottles at the police.
10:53 Military personnel have removed Alhan from the chambers.
10:47 Military personnel have been deployed to the area of the protest in Sosun Magu.
10:44 Spokesperson Abbas Adil Riza on VTV: President Waheed will enter the Parliament chambers when he receives the go ahead from the Speaker.
10:38 Police have again urged the protesters to observe peace and to refrain from any acts of violence.
10:34 Police have informed the protesters at Sosun Magu that peaceful protests have been sanctioned by the constitution, but action would be taken against anyone who attempts to impede the duties of the police.
10:30 Parliament has been temporarily halted till the two members who have had their names called leaves the chamber.
10:30 Shahid has called the name of Dhaandhoo MP Riyaz and has asked him to leave the chamber.
10:28 Some members are banging their desks with water bottles and books.
10:26 Sarangu Adam Manik from Sosun Magu: We have not gathered here to wage a war against the police. We are here calling for the arrest of the coup leaders and expedite an early election.
10:24 The Chambers is echoing with calls of "traitor Waheed".
MDP protest in Sosun Magu
10:22 Shahid has called the name of Alhan Fahmy as he was speaking near the Speakers desk.
10:22 Shahid is repeatedly urging the members to return to their seats. About six MDP MP's are standing in front of the administration desk.
10:20 Parliament chambers erupts in protest as the Speaker calls for President Waheed to address the assembly. The Speaker is urging the members to adhere and respect the rules of the Parliament.
10:19 A minute of silence has been observed.
10:18 President Waheed has arrived in Parliament.
10:17 In addition to Sosun Magu, protesters have gathered near Wood Apple and Dharumavantha School.
10:15 Speaker Abdulla Shahid is addressing the assembly to observe a silence following the passing away of Former Foreign Minister Fathuhullah Jameel.
10:08 Protesters at Sosun Magu are calling to prevent "traitor" Waheed from being allowed inside the Parliament. The crowd are also expressing their respect to the Speaker Abdulla Shahid and urging him not to allow "traitors" inside the Parliament.
10:03 Parliament members are arriving at the Parliament. Some members have taken their respective seats inside the chambers.
09:57 Protesters in Sosun Magu is now sitting down right next to the police shields.
Police vehicle near Majeediyyaa School
Police line near the Justice Building moments ago.
09:42 Police clash with supporters as they try to penetrate the road blocks.
09:42 MDP supporters has arrived near the Parliament after leaving from Lonuziyaaraiy Kolhu. The protesters have gathered near the Health Ministry building in Sosun Magu.
09:32 Security has been increased near the official residence of President Waheed.
MDP supporters begins their protest to prevent President Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik from addressing the assembly to reconvene the Parliament today. The protest is led by former President Mohamed Nasheed.
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[SIZE=4]Police find cans and empty bottles believed to be beer and alcohol from the MDP protest camp[/SIZE]
President Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik addressed the assembly to reconvene the Parliament today amid chaos inside the Parliament chambers and the streets of Male.
23:54 MDP has made an announcement that the party would extend assistance to arrange accommodation for the people who had arrived from the islets to participate in today's protest.
23:13 In a news conference it has been revealed that the Police had dismantled the MDP protest camp in the absence of a court order but had carried out their actions within the authority afforded to them by law.
22:50 In a news conference held by the Police moments ago, Police revealed that the dismantling of the MDP protest camp was carried out under the authority of Article 10 of the police regulations. Police also stated that the MDP protesters had gathered at the surfers point prior to the acts of violence throughout the capital Male. Police assured that the masterminds behind the acts of violence today will be sought out.
22:38 MDP rally finally begins.
21:55 MDP has filed a case in court following the dismantling of the party's camp at the surfers point area. The hearing of the case is scheduled to begin shortly.
21:51 MDP supporters are attempting to gather in the area behind Dharubaaruge but their efforts have been blocked off by police barricades.
21:49 Police SMS: Police have begun investigations and arrests of perpetrators behind the attacks on police officers, media personnel and state property with the assistance of various photographs and video materials available.
20:47 Armed forces charged and arrested one person from the people who hurled the rocks at the female officers.
20:44 Stones have been hurled at some female police officers at road near the Civil Court.
Military personnel dismantle a tent at the MDP protest site earlier this evening.
20:16 MDP SMS: A rally will be held in the area behind Dharubaaruge at 9.00 tonight.
20:14 A woman has been arrested from the surfers point area.
20:11 MDP has issued a press statement condemning the police raid on their protest camp. The statement notes that the Male City Council had leased the surfers point area to the party till the end of July. MDP also stated that the police had raided the camp without prior warning and dismantled the camp and accused them of damaging equipment and property of MDP located at the site. The party also condemned the violation of Article 27 of the constitution which allowed for freedom of expression and violating the mandate of the City Council by the police. MDP also reassured that the party's efforts would remain steadfast despite the police and military using various excuses have repeatedly obstructed and impeded the party. MDP also stressed that the party always promoted peaceful demonstrations and would continue to function within the contours of the constitution.
19:53 Some police officers are still operating in the surfers point area.
19:53 Police have loaded up the items confiscated from the protest camps and left in police and military vehicles. The items had been loaded to five military trucks and one police truck.
19:35 Police have concluded their sweep of the MDP protest site. Some people are still gathered near the Tusculusa cafe.
Police find beer cans inside a camp at the MDP protest site.
18:42 Police have stated that they have discovered a cooking oil barrel containing a liquid substance believed to be locally brewed alcohol. The substance smells like alcohol and was found near the canteen at the protest site.
18:36 Alhan Fahmy has left the area. He wanted to know whether the Police were acting on a court order and if the camps were being searched in the presence of the media.
18:30 MDP vice president and Feydhoo MP Alhan Fahmy has arrived at the surfers point area and is now in conversation with police personnel.
18:23 Police SMS: Police have discovered fresh beer cans from a box inside one of the camps at the surfers point area. Police have displayed the cans to the media personnel present at the scene.
18:21 Police have used water cannons to push back the protesters gathered at the end of the Dharubaaruge block. Police had also used tear gas in the area earlier.
18:17 Police have begun to dismantle the remaining two camps.
18:13 Police have dismantled all but two camps at the MDP protest site. Police are loading the items confiscated from the camps to their vehicles.
18:07 Journalists at the scene report that about 10 cans believed to be beer have been found in a box inside one of the protest camps. Police are searching the other boxes found inside the camps.
18:02 An empty bottle of alcohol has been from near a base of one of the antennas in the surfers point area.
17:58 One person has been arrested from the area where an alcohol bottle was found.
17:56 People still remain gathered near the Family Court building.
17:46 Police have revealed that so far 64 people have been arrested following the attacks on police personnel, the penetration of police lines and the attack on the VTV building during the MDP protest today.
17:41 Police statement: Police request anyone with photographs or videos related to the attacks on police personnel during the MDP protest held today to come forward immediately. Any persons who wishes to share such material could contact the duty officer on 9888999 or Hotline 119 or 3322211.
17:28 Police have dispersed everyone from the MDP protest camp area. People have now been pushed back to the end of Dharubaaruge block. Police have begun to dismantle the protest camps, starting with the iron bars near the stage area. The various camps in the area will be dismantled after they have been probed.
17:20 Police use tear gas on protesters behind Dharubaaruge.
17:04 Police have announced that they will dismantle the protest camp. Wooden clubs and hammers have been brought out by the police.
17:02 The police line have been penetrated by a few people.
17:01 A bottle believed to be alcohol has been found from the camp. It was found near a barbecue grill.
16:51 Police are taking away the speakers at the camp. Plastic cups had also been taken away from the area.
16:41 Forensic experts are now investigating the tents in the camp.
16:36 Police entered MDP camp with court order.
16:36 Iron bars used to erect tents in the area have been brought out from the back stage of the camp area.
16:32 Police have changed their mind and has allowed five members from each news agency to enter the camp.
16:31 Journalists have been sent back as far away as the Tsunami monument. Journalists cannot see what is happening in the camp area now.
16:29 Three more people have been arrested from the area. Police are still calling on journalists to leave the area.
16:26 Housing minister Dr Muizz said that the Lonuziyaaraikolhu area is under the maintenance of the Housing ministry.
16:25 Attorney General (AG) Azima Shakoor has said that the Lonuziyaaraikolhu area is not legally under the control of the Male City Council, but of the Defense Ministry.
16:22 Police at MDP's Raalhugandu camp are saying that the camp paves the way for violence and other unlawful activity and that the police would retaliate with equal force if they are attacked.
16:16 A person has been arrested from the Raalhugandu area.
16:15 Housing minister Dr Muizz speaking at the press conference held at the President's Office said that MDP had been camping out at Lonuziyaarai Kolhu illegaly and that due to the activities carried out there the human rights of several others were violated.
16:14 Police has said that the media will be allowed back into the Lonuziyaaraikolhu area once it's under total police control.
16:12 Six police vehicles and several police have arrived at Lonuziyaaraikolhu. Among them are forensic experts. Journalists have also been asked to leave the area.
16:11 Police are announcing on a loud speaker that legal action will be taken against those who obstruct the police from carrying out their duty.
16:10 Police has stopped the removal of Raajje TV equipment from the area. They say it cannot be done.
16:10 Police have climbed onto the stage and entered backstage.
16:09 Police have issued the last warning and has entered the MDP camp.
16:09 Riot police are requesting every near Adu Park at Lonuziyaaraikolhu to leave the area.
16:07 Minister for Home Affairs Dr Mohamed Jameel Ahmed: Will not allow anyone to create unrest in the name of politics.
16:04 A press conference has begun at the President's Office. Four members of the cabinet will address journalists.
15:57 Short report published by the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives (HRCM) after monitoring today's situation:
- Protesters had tried to breach the police line at the beginning of the demonstration today at Sosun Magu.
- Police had continuously advised the protesters not breach their lines.
- Police had arrested whoever had tried to breach their line and that in the process both the police and protesters got hurt.
- Police had so far only used force following continuous warnings.
- A fire had broken out at the Neelan Fihaara.
- Some protesters had resisted arrest.
- One of the protesters that had been taken to ADK hospital had a head injury, and one of them was a woman and that those taken for treatment had suffered an array of small injuries.
- Several complaints that both the police and military personnel were being injured were reported to the commission.
- One protester was arrested near the government Employee Centre while seven were arrested from near Dhonjeymuge, and one of them had been injured near the eye. The police had assured the commission that the injured will be sent to Kaaf atoll Dhoonidhoo and treated their.
- The leg of a policeman on Sosun Magu had been dislocated from the joint and that another policeman was taken to the Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH).
- MP Shifaz had been injured and taken to IGMH and that by the time he had been taken to the hospital he was unconscious.
- Some of the protesters on Sosun Magu were throwing stones at the VTV station.
- Some of the protesters had tried to force their way into ADK hospital.
- Dhaandhoo MP Mohamed Riyaz had also been taken to ADK due to a chest injury.
- Police had fired 'rubber balls' at and above the protesters on Sosun Magu.
15:51 Statement issued by the Elections Commission: Political parties should be formed and political activities should be carried out in accordance with the freedom to form political parties, associations and societies as per the constitution. But it has come to attention that following the formation of political parties in 2005 some activities had been carried out that violated the boundaries set by this act. But lately the violation of this freedom has become commonplace.
As a result the societal situation of the Maldives has deteriorated to a never before seen level much to the consternation of the Elections Commission. The commission condemns in the strictest of terms the unrest promoted by the Maldivian Democratic Party and call on the party to strive to find a solution through peaceful means.
The commission calls on all political parties to act in accordance with the freedom entitled to them under the constitution and to abide by society's accepted values and conduct political activities through peaceful means and not violate and rules or regulations. The commission advised to not sacrifice the nation and it's people and their dignity for ones own self interest.
15:24 Police have issued a warning that the protest in Sosun Magu will be broken up.
15:20 MDP member Gasam has stated that the ankle of MP Shifaz had not been dislocated and has been released from the hospital.
14:46 Statement by Maldives Journalists Association (MJA): The Association strongly condemns the "terrorist attack" on the VTV building during the MDP protest against the reconvening of Parliament today. In addition, we also condemn the seizing of Haveeru videographer Sofvan Ibrahim's press card and destroying of his video camera and the threatening of other media outlets and journalists.
MDP supporters had attacked the VTV building with stones and smashed the windows of the building. Employees of VTV has reported that the protesters had threatened them with bodily harm. Also reports of other media outlets, journalists and photographers of being impeded have been received.
14:41 Protesters armed with MDP flags gather near VTV. Army are have been deployed in the area.
The MDP protest today.
14:30 Press Release by President's Office following the President Waheed's address: In his first Presidential Address to the People’s Majlis, President Mohamed Waheed has said that if an early election is required, he would do everything possible to bring together all political leaders to discuss Constitutional amendments.
“This is the time for all of us to work together in one spirit, the time to bring political differences to the discussion table in order to formulate solutions”, said the President.
Continuing in this regard, President Waheed said that his highest priority would be to uphold the Constitution and ensure that rule of law prevails within the country.
“I fully assure you that I will not order anyone to act against the Constitution or laws of this country”.
He further reiterated that his government would not interfere with the work of the Judiciary or intervene in the affairs of any independent institution.
In his Presidential Address, President Waheed also gave details of the damages caused during the political unrest in the country on February 8. He said the cost of destruction to Island Councils, buildings under the care of these councils, homes of citizens, and police stations was estimated at more than One Hundred and Eighty Million Rufiyaa. He also said that the loss of archived records of the people of Addu, maintained by the institutions of the Judiciary in Addu City, was “immeasurable”.
Speaking more on the need to uphold the rule of law in the country, President Waheed said the benefits of the Constitution accepted by the people of Maldives in 2008 “could only be attained to the extent that it has been implemented”.
In this regard, he said work still remained to be done to strengthen institutions created by the Constitution; to uphold and sustain principles outlined in the constitution; develop necessary human resources; and, formulate laws required to implement the constitution.
14:28 President's office has stated that President Waheed had shortened his address.
14:18 President Waheed has left the Parliament.
14:09 Some media have reported that the police are about to be deployed to the residence, Canareege of former President Nasheed. Haveeru has learned that police are operating in the area. However, police have refused to comment on the matter.
14:07 The session has been concluded as President Waheed ended his presidential address.
14:05 Speaker is calling on all members to return to their seats. President Waheed continues his address as MDP MP's shouts.
14:03 President Waheed resumes addressing the assembly.
13:58 Summary of MDP statement: All the acts of violence is condemned by the party and reiterate the pledge to protest peacefully. The party suspects that the fire that broke out at Neelan Fihaara had been an action of government loyalists as a reason to break up the peaceful protest organized by the party.
13:54 Police: So far one protester and eight police officers have been injured as a result of the protest today. Out of the injured police officers, one has sustained serious injuries.
MDP lawmakers protests as President Waheed addresses the assembly. PHOTO/ MP AHMED NIHAN
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Originally Posted by Ordie
Still rationalizing an illegitimate government propped up by a military coup?
Nasheed's govt. was illegitimate as he went against the norms of Islam and constitution of the Maldives. Current governments legitimacy has been accepted by the international community.
Originally Posted by Ordie
Democracy does not count?
Originally Posted by Sparexenith
Was he not voted as president by the people?
[SIZE=4]"Peaceful" MDP Protesters Destroying Local Television Station VTV Building In The Name of Democracy & Freedom[/SIZE]
He campaigned for a coalition government, With 3 other parties in the coalition, Which includes Islamic Party "Adhaalath Party", Jumuhooree Party and Qaumee Party. After he was elected he forced these people out of his cabinet and government and tried to work alone only to the benefit of MDP his own party. Which only got 25% of the votes when the party contested alone. So people of the Maldives Voted for a coalition not for one party. And the Vice-President also a elected person. I'm sure you know this.
Originally Posted by Ordie
^^^But nobody elected the military that staged a coup to overthrow a popularly elected president.Admit it.You're a one man propaganda machine for the anti-democratic regime of your nation.You should be ashamed.
Ordie, the big vote has been take. The international community has made its acceptance.
Originally Posted by Sparexenith
If the governmemnt is legitimate, then why is there popular unrest in the Maldives?
Originally Posted by Chanan
Its not popular unrest it is MDPian who are only protesting not other people. Now there is a leaked audio of MDP President saying "It is not a Military Coup" I will subtitle that audio clip in English and post it here soon. Its only Nasheed and his clan going wild. Cox they lost their islands given free by Nasheed and high paying jobs to uneducated individuals who are activists inside MDP. Those are the people who are protesting and their families. If you would have seen 24th Feb protests in favor of the government then you would have known how much support the government has. If a small group goes ransacking the whole island it is a big thing and they can make loud noises. Just check the videos. These guys who are throwing stones and pavement bricks are thugs.
Originally Posted by Ordie
How can you excpect to defend yourself against police brutality.
Originally Posted by Sparexenith
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