Miadhu Online has reported that Allan Govindh, a prominent British businessman speaking at MDP Haruge has said, “that Maldives needs the changes which the people wants and he would assist in bringing economical changes to the Maldives. Alan said he believes that Anni is a good candidate to lead the change.” Read more from Miadhu Online here.
I cannot understand why the British Conservative Party and British business should poke their fingers into the upcoming national elections, which is very much an internal matter for the nation. By virtue of being colonialists does not give the British the right to interfere in the internal affairs of an independent nation. I believe the British should go home where they belong and leave the Maldives to its people. We are capable of making our own decisions without the “guidance and mentorship” of the British. Please leave!
MDP and Anni should learn to build on the grassroot support and the goodwill of the business community and other influential lobbyists in the nation, rather than bringing in support from foreigners in the democratization process. I don’t think the change we want is to replace the Maldivian business community with an MDP blessed foreign business community led by the British. That is not the change the people desire, in my opinion!
We don’t need a Govindh to tell us what Anni has done for us and to celebrate his contribution to this nation and the process of its democratization. Anni will be remembered and respected for his contribution to decomcracy and his leadership in our transition from a dictatorial regime to a democractic nation, by his people. Our democratization process needs the moral and technical support of the international community including the British people; but not by means of interference in our internal affairs. I would like to call upon the unwanted Britishers to leave, as a concerned Maldivian. You guys are doing more harm than good to this nation and the MDP, by your interference.
We didn’t need a David Hardingham to help in the transition nor do we need an Allan Govindh.