Mathaba News Network Reports that:
The 41-year-old leader of a fledgling political party said with unusual candour that the “dictatorship” of President Gayoom, his China policy and Islamisation of the Maldivian society were creating security threats in the India Ocean area. >>>Read the full story here
I thought this to be a very interesting piece of news! It is also more meaningful when read together with an article on the influence of the British Conservative Party and the Church on the Maldives democratisation process and how it all began. Mohamed Saud concludes the article by arguing that “an overwhelming majority of Maldivians now believe that the British Conservative Party and the Church is a source of bad influence on the Maldives democratization process and reform agenda initiated by President Gayyoom.” >>> Read the full article here
The next couple of weeks will be “deadly” in Maldivian politics – not so much the politics of the people, but the political maneuvering of the king makers of politics for whom the people are an insignificant mass. It will be very much about ego, power and more than anything else, revenge.
The poeple will be the insignificant bystanders. Yet, the test will be on the people; the day the ballot boxes rule. I am not yet quite sure that the the decisions will be based on political values or simple arab-style tribal phyche.