|Military Chief Moosa Jaleel and Police Commissioner Ahmed Faseeh |
summoned to 241 Committee of the Majlis. Clearly in violation of the
Maldivian Constitution and Contempt of Supreme Court Ruling.
The problem with Maldives is the alienation of the opposition by the govt. and the heavy handedness of the armed forces with the opposition parties. President Nasheed is just too immature to be the president that could bring the people together. Instead the hatred and vengeance of his strategy is forcing people out on to the streets. The young democracy of Maldives has frustrated the people by the slow pace for development and lack of law and order under the MDP (the ruling party). It seems incredible that the man, who came claiming transformation of a nation, has taken the nation 30 years back. From the start the regime seems to be on the defensive. It's like a battle for Male every street is crumbled on to protests, police assaults are further alienating the people.
The campaign is assiduously spreading into the atolls. The danger is that once the entire nation plunges into this hopelessness the imperative of decent living no longer hold valid and a melancholic picture of the streets ruled by gangs and vandalism will be painted. It has been in the making for some time now. Political parties are using these gangs to intimidate the opposition resulting in the gangs getting better funding, organized and feared by the citizens. MPD commands the largest number of gangsters, the local police fear these gangs because action taken against these gangs could result in suffering of family members and relatives.
|Raako Moosa Maniku|
What confuses me is, why is the military and the police trying to defend just one lunatic president who is again and again out rightly, abusing the power and conspicuously and vehemently defeating the spirit of freedom by moving against the constitution? Does this lunatic mean more to Maldives than the 300,000 people of Maldives who doesn't support this man? Is defending this man more to Maldives, than the pain of the citizens? I think the time has come now for the officials of the Armed Forces to stand up for the rights of the citizens. In fact it is in your oath! This President has lost the legitimacy of representing the Maldivian people. Doesn't the armed force have conscience? Conscience is the chamber of justice and without this, it's a group of mercenaries.
The Nation’s top lawyers, the Supreme Court, the High Court, the credible politicians, the senior wise citizens, the educated folks of the nation, and the parlors of ordinary folks of the nation are saying President Nasheed is wrong and is now operating beyond the jurisdiction of the President. He is clearly is a threat to justice in the Maldives now. In fact he admitted that he would do things outside the law if he thinks he has to do. Isn’t this enough acknowledgment of the illegitimacy of the president? Despite all this, Maldivian Armed Forces ignorantly, like blind men are taking orders from an illegitimate government. Wonder where these people got educated if at all they have? What is the justification army officials like Moosa Jaleel, and Ibrahim Didi have for the breach of contempt, law and the trust of the Maldivian People have when they are out of office?
Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just. When Justice takes its course then authority and legitimacy of the legal promise must be respected. If not this country is not different from the Wild West ruled by the gun.
The Supreme Court's verdict is the insurance which we have on our lives and property. Obedience is the premium which we pay for it. Yet today MDP is trying to shake the whole justice system, just because the thuggery they employ on political opponents are not entertained by our justice system.
In conclusion Honorable Judges of the Maldivian Justice System, Justice must never mirror evil; Justice must always be a mirror for Evil so that all may see. For the Armed Forces, your failure to stand for what is morally right is the prelude to what is criminally wrong. No one has ever regretted doing what the people of a nation wanted.
"There is no greater breach of the public trust than knowingly misleading the country into war. In a democracy, we simply cannot tolerate the abuse of this trust by the government". Senator John Kerry