Minivan News reports…
The vote for the acting speaker of the people’s majlis (parliament) was suspended following a dispute in the process, meaning the the decision has now been postponed until 12 August. Previous speaker Ahmed Zahir was initially elected with 25 votes to 23, but members of the newly founded Republican Party said Ahmed Shiyam was ineligible to vote, and so the ballot may have to be retaken. Zahir was competing against Mohamed Shihab, who has recently joined the Republican Party with several other parliamentarians. Read more here
The “good-for-nothing” Maldives Parliament or People’s Majlis has once again proven its inefficiency and acumen for medling up with proceedings and messing up the decisions that it makes.
The Parliament House did not know that DRP Vice President Ahmed Siyam Mohamed was an appointed member of the MTDC Board of Directors appointed in July this year. Even at the time of his appointment he and the government would have known that he cannot remain a member of the directors’ board and also be an MP. And when the confirmation of MPs whose positions in public companies were announced, and Siyam’s name did not come up in that list; the Honorable MPs waited till the casting of votes was over, to make the fuss. That way they grab the attention of the people, like babies. Wow!
What wise politicians we have got in this country! Heh he… I believe that these are not mistakes, but hidden messages to the people. What do you think the message could be?
August 12, 2008 at 4:44 pm
they desreve everything u have said. Today proves it all.
August 11, 2008 at 6:26 pm
correction: instead of Honarable MPs it should be Honarable Highly Paid MPsthere integrity and the love for bucks was on show – from the rate they joined the repulican party like bees to a honey pot.one good thing from all of this is that it split the ruling party (which attracts certain type of members who are on sale) into two. earlier they dont have any competition.
August 11, 2008 at 4:22 pm
Shihab, Isnt it unfair to call them ‘good for nothing’ when they are very good at deciding on how much money we should pay them? Mind you, i cant think of anything else they are good at.They used to call the earlier constitution ‘double edged’ The present one seems to be ‘multi edged’ going by the way they behaved on the first sitting guided by the present constitution.
August 11, 2008 at 1:26 pm
I think the message is very loud and clear. You are one disgruntled whiner who can’t stop bickering because he couldn’t get a piece of the cake.