The leader of ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has slammed the government’s new regulations on the usage of the national flag which was publicized last week.
Following the regulations coming into effect, Maldives Police Service has ordered Maumoon’s faction of the divided ruling party to take down the national flag hoisted at Henveiru ward Themaa house, the office of PPM’s leader.
Themaa was previously used as the official headquarters of PPM. However, following the public political fall-out between Former President Maumoon and his half-brother and party advisor, incumbent President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom which had resulted in PPM’s control being handed over to the latter, President Yameen’s section of PPM had moved the official activities of the party to another hub. Themaa house is now used as Former President Maumoon’s office as PPM’s leader.
According to the new regulations released by the Ministry of Home Affairs, a permit is needed from the ministry to hoist the national flag in any place excepting state institutions, government offices and companies, and offices of political parties registered with the Elections Commission.
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