I write this short note to thank the Minivan News team and Judith especially for the article on Shifau. I had to read the piece over and over again several times, to understand whether Shifau was a significant party to the gang warfare or just “collatoral damage”.
You might ask why I thank Judith and Minivan News. Is it not obvious?
An arrest of a man deserves the attention of the whole media and sometimes all state resources and the politicial leaders. Yet the loss of lives of young people on the streets of this Godforsaken City of Male’ does not deserve the attention of the high officials and politicians who are busy with their personal agendas.
Thank you Minivan. Please keep up the vigil so that the matter is brought to the attention of people who matter. Let the people rise to the occassion as they did to the murder of Evan Naseem and others.
Our young people cannot be left to die! Please God, do something!
Shifau – left to die
April 9, 2008 at 10:15 pm
Dear shihab , i have known you for 7 years ….but these days i hardly have time for freinds due to workload….in three months i’ll have some free time to enjoy …CU then…..
April 7, 2008 at 11:36 pm
oh, the anonymouses. Dear Shihab, can they be the elite Male boys who went to school with you? Or the children of the rich and powerful you hang out with these days?Oh, the anonymous cowards. Yo even jeer at someone who has the courage to speak his mind in these terrible times we live in.
April 7, 2008 at 10:54 pm
@Anon7: When I say we need “to rise to the occasion” I don’t mean we have to create havoc. We have more seasoned politicians than four years ago, we have a more aware public; there must be something that we can do to bring an impact that will make Male’ a livable place.
April 7, 2008 at 9:06 pm
Objection.. Objection.. on the call for the people to rise at such tense moments. Shihab, if people rises and moves in to the streets we are going to see a blood bath.
April 7, 2008 at 8:32 pm
@Anon 3: I don’t understand why you claim that I “has been a proponent in all this misery.” It is so typically Maldivian. I am sorry that you don’t know me. I do my part though I don’t claim it back from the people… I have done it in my capacity in the government when I was a government servant and later as a citizen… I don’t believe that the only way to take action on the decay of society is through howling and throwing stones and jamming the streets… But that is NOT the point! I can singly do so much; but if there are people who will not boo me at every effort I make as individual I and others would probably achieve much more… Thank you
April 7, 2008 at 7:54 pm
Ermm sorry I didnt see the link to the article.Good stuff Judith!
April 7, 2008 at 7:52 pm
Uh Judith is who? Why should I worry about this Judith? More importantly, can anyone give me the link of the mentioned article?
April 7, 2008 at 7:20 pm
Judith and her team have done only a half hearted job. I appreciate the effort, but frankly, it is not good enough.Poor reporting at its best. One section tell about a CT showing no signs of brain activity! What brain activity would a CT scan show?Those injured will deny involvement in the gang war themselves, but it is all too obvious that they are part of the problem themselves.Why don’t Judith call a spade a spade? Why wont she name those responsible? She doesn’t know them?This gang war is real. Real people are dying. This is more than a political game. It is a disease. These parteys maybe killing one another, but in doing so they are putting our lives at risk too. Why can’t we all stand together, protests out on the streets and demand that something be done?Why wont MDP and IDP, as they protest on many more mundane issues call for public protest, why not bring Male’ to a stand-still to show that we the public want things to be done differently.I agree with the above 3 anonymous commenters, this is deeply sickening, but its is even more so that we simply complain and not show our feelings in action!
April 7, 2008 at 6:17 pm
It seems that sudden realization of the inhumanity of Maldives is dawning upon the people. As if the yester-years were so awash with fanciful joy. As if Azleena’s murder was just a ruse. As if Evan Naseem’s torture was only just. As if Munavvar’s evil arm in safeguarding the instigators was a thing of beauty. As if Suood’s representation of these criminals is heroic.Even when the world has been condemning us for years we were asleep. Why would you wake up today and cry foul? You who has been a proponent in all this misery.
April 7, 2008 at 4:29 pm
Malé is becoming a haven for criminals …..for them it’s a safe house … and when they end up in court there’s always the saint Husnul suood ……he will bribe everyone in order to defend this criminals….cheez…………….
April 7, 2008 at 4:25 pm
It’s not a big issue for the people , how many young boys died inside prison …. we all know who killed them …. and who prosecuted …..after all this … people are still backing those criminals for presidency…….this is no joke ..