Opinion Politics

Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed….. One more Drop to Defeat Democracy in Maldives

Why is it important for the opposition to carry out another No Confidence motion against Maseeh!

Amidst heightened tension in Malé, Monday’s historic no-confidence vote against the Speaker of parliament was a major step against President Yameen’s dictatorship and would pit him against the new opposition alliance formed between former Presidents Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and Mohamed Nasheed along with Jumhooree Party leader Gasim Ibrahim and Adhaalath Party leader Sheikh Imran Abdulla.

However, nothing went as it should have and once again Majlis became a place to assault democracy defenders. 13 opposition Members of Parliament were forcibly removed by military officers. MPs were manhandled, dragged and disproportionate force was used to forcefully move them out of the chambers by the military. Yesterday, not only were these MPs dragged out but the democracy of Maldives was also thrown out of the Majlis on the orders of Maseeh.

This requires all of us to analyse the fact that how important it is to impeach the present Speaker of Majlis i.e. Maseeh. Here is a look at some of the ‘constitutional’ decisions made by him during his tenure.

1. Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed is the Speaker of the Maldives Parliament, named People’s Majlis. He was elected as a Speaker on 28 May 2014. Maseeh is also a close ally of President Abdulla Yameen and this may be noticed in his decisions too.

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Source URL: Maldives Uprising

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