Annis flirts with India to garner their support

16 Jul

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.


Posted by on July 16, 2008 in Leadership, Presidential Race 2008


4 responses to “Annis flirts with India to garner their support

  1. Anonymous

    July 20, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    well MDP is for ANNi , DRP for Maumoon, IDP for Umar Naseer, SLP for IBRA , Peoples Alliance for Yaameen, MSDP for Reeko Ibrahinaku , Jumhooree for Qaasim ….this is how our political situation is , members stand behind a character rather than following a philosophy” From century old dictatorships opposition parties quite often follow footsteps of a dictatorship”Maybe when this regime ends ? wonder when!!! this country will eventually reach political maturity.

  2. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    To quote Anni from an interview he gave to Aljazeera 101 east-“I don’t see how oneness in everything can solve anything”Pretty much sums up MDPs ideology don’t it? Fortunately for him, not many people had noticed what he said when he said it…

  3. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    I believe Anni has been a significant factor in the reform process… Like all our political leaders he seems to lack long term perspective… yet he is the most focused and determined… It is up to him to synchronize his dreams with that of the people… I wouldn’t use the word stupid, but maybe “selfish”… I believe it is too early to decide a suitable candidate for President under the new constitution… it has not even been ratified yet… and we are still to see the true colors of most…

  4. mode

    July 16, 2008 at 11:54 am

    stupid people with stupid dreams. its him,Anni,who said Indian is the biggest threat to the Democratic reforms in the Maldives…! now he is singing a different tunes. Vote for him, we are done for sure!

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