Justice Ministry is reported to have proposed amendments to the Judicial Procedures Manual article 173 which defines judgements for sexual offenses. The proposed changes have been submitted to the Attorney General (who does not exist at this moment) for his advise. We are not quite sure of the legality of a person who does not legally exist.
This seems to be more a series of PR stunts by the Government to respond to the growing concern for the government’s incapacity to act in a civilized fashion to the “horrendous” sexual abuse cases. We will not accept such gimmicks unless we see something is done.
CAWM reported recently, the text of a speech by the Minister of the Government of Maldives responsible for Children over five years ago, in New York. The speech was meant to impress the international community and secure funding. The aspirations and commitments expressed in the speech still remain unattended.
We call upon all concerend bloggers to encourage as many people as possible, to write to the Chief Justice and to participate in the CAWM petition to the Chief Justice at ipetitions. A template of the letter to the Chief Justice can be emailed by email@example.com to those who request for it.