The Problem with our Constituent Assembly

10 Nov

The problem with the constituent assembly in my opinion is the following.

1. The members act in partisan interest, when the constitution should be a bipartisan product, that is to be made to provide a basis for the rights of the People and the principles for the protection of those rights and the protection of the nation.

2. The members of the Special Majlis are focused on the problems that they have percieved at a personal level, rather than an educated and well researched insight into the issues of the people. It is also alarming that a foreign consultant was engaged to draft the Constitution of the Maldives.

3. The basis of the constitution of this country should be the Quran, Islamic Sharia, international Conventions which the Maldives has signed up to and the traditions of the People; with a view to taking the nation forward to make it competitive and compatible in the global village. Yet, several members of the Special Majlis don’t seem to have the capacity nor the time to “educate” themselves on the same.

4. The debate for constitutional reform revolves around a “Mecca” of the President (a.k.a. Maumoon Abdul Gayoom) instead of the People and their Future. The whole process lacks wisdom and dignity.


Posted by on November 10, 2007 in Democracy nd Reform, My Concerns


4 responses to “The Problem with our Constituent Assembly

  1. Anonymous

    November 10, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    hello anyonymous! thats the nice thing of the country brother. it produce best education person as you. be grateful to the country brother.

  2. Anonymous

    November 10, 2007 at 4:54 pm

    the dilemma being impossible to solve, the maldives as a country has chosen suicide: economic, social, cultural .. etcthe problem is, as an extra-ordiniraly education person i don’t want to be a part of this mess. the question now is how do i flee this god-forsaken excuse for a country.Alients! anyone! take me. save me from this hellhole.

  3. Simon

    November 10, 2007 at 11:55 am

    mcritic is right. We’ve got a bit of a dilemma here, eh?

  4. MCritic

    November 10, 2007 at 3:43 am

    Religion, international conventions and culture. How can all three be incorporated into a constitution when they are so much in contradiction? One or more of them has to be sidelined. But which one?

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