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Government orders removal of statues at Sirru Fen Fushi

The government has ordered the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi resort at Shaviyani atoll Gaakoshibi to remove the displayed statues.

Spokesperson of the President’s Office, Ibrahim Muaz Ali tweeted this evening saying that the President’s Office has received reports that “idol” statues have been placed at Sirru Fen Fushi and the Tourism Ministry is now working with the resort management to remove them.

The Intertidal Art Museum opened at Sirru Fen Fushi is the first of it’s kind in the world. The museum named Coralarium featured 14 statues depicting human form.

The museum is designed by the English Sculptor, Jason deCaires Taylor, to attract the effects of sea-level rising.

The government has ordered the statues to be removed at a time the leading religious leaders in the country have openly protest against them.

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Source URL: Sun.mv

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Idol statues? How bloody ridiculous can you get! Foreign artists, sculptors and painters should shun muslim countries for this wahabbi attitude towards ‘idols’ and art in general. Thanks to your ‘religious leaders’ you will soon be living in a cultural vacuum, devoid of art and anything that uplifts the human spirit. Soon you will ban cameras, paintings, art galleries and any depiction of the human form. Why not ban swimsuits on your resorts because they reveal the human body which the ‘religious leaders’ consider so sinful? The two thousand year old Bamiyan Buddhas were destroyed by the Taliban because of… Read more »