Threat against lawmakers over parliament speaker vote to police

Dhangethi MP Ilham Ahmed speaks at PPM ceremony to present membership forms of ruling party's new members. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/MIHAARU

A lawmaker on Thursday filed a police case against ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM)’s parliamentary group deputy leader Ilham Ahmed for threatening ruling party lawmakers should they vote in favour of the impending motion of no confidence against parliamentary speaker Abdulla Maseeh.

In a letter to Maldives Police Service, Nolhivaram MP Hussain Areef referred to Ilham’s address at a PPM ceremony on Wednesday during which he gave a harsh warning of being burnt by “hot water” to PPM’s lawmakers should they vote to remove Speaker Maseeh from position.

The lawmaker of Dhangethi constituency had warned, “If you want to touch hot water, then go ahead and vote [against Maseeh]. Give your votes from within us [PPM] if you want to touch hot water. Even those outside of us [opposition lawmakers] will give their votes because they want to touch hot water.”

MP Ilham had gone on to say that PPM lawmakers who vote against Maseeh and pour hot water on their feet will backtrack with a rushed “sorry” afterwards. The only answer then will be “no”, declared Ilham.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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