Day before yesterday, a friend sent me a text which simply read, “… who are you voting for?”
I had a simple answer, “Undecided. Want to see who is most likely to give the people the best deal. I will make my deicision on Decision Day. I am closely watching Anni, Hassan and Maumoon. It is likely to be one of them unless Gasim can convince he will serve the greater public good.”
It is going to be a difficult decision, but one that I will take; because I choose to vote!
August 19, 2008 at 3:00 pm
Hassan Saeed and ex-Justice Jameel were heckled out of their Ministers’ jobs in a single evening at a single debate in Dharubaaruge. Totally unfit to rule a country in the 21st Century.
August 19, 2008 at 2:56 pm
It shocks me to see Maumoon in the same list as Anni. Shows how politically, socially, ethically, morally confused you are, my friend, Shihab!
August 17, 2008 at 6:44 pm
I know whom i will NOT votethat is Maumoon and QAsim. will keep on eliminating till the decision day.
August 15, 2008 at 8:47 am
Every one do need a doctor..
August 15, 2008 at 3:10 am
maumoon can be better. but people are with anni. he doesnt need doctors. people will win.
August 15, 2008 at 2:42 am
Anni has no qualified people to team up with him to run the country. Hassan Saeed has indicated he would not accept parliamentary rule. Qasim cannot be trusted. Maumoon has educated capable people to serve the people. All are corrupt in one way so Maumoon is the better candidate.
August 14, 2008 at 9:25 pm
Can anyone give specific reasons as to why they should choose Anni and Hassan Saeed over Maumoon.Which qualities in them make them better candidates?Maumoon is “corrupted” and some people say he moulds Islam …How about the others????Maldivians want change…..But they do not want to change them and the way they think….Any sincere Maldivian would not want anti Islamic thoughts in its leader, or its leader holding hands with that of non Muslims for political reasons….If Maumoon is corrupt. then what about the others?
August 14, 2008 at 8:17 pm
I choooose Dr Hassan, ibra is also fine but the three stooges are better than him. There arent any other candidate in my list. heheWhat a show he gave against the hard questions on the siyaasath program.hassan #1!
August 14, 2008 at 6:35 pm
“but the other too will certainly be worse off for sure…One does not know what hes saying and the other one is too in no way for fit to be a president”Can you share your specific reasons why they are worse than Gayoom?
August 14, 2008 at 5:03 pm
Supposing I were to choose from a list of Anni, Hassan Saeed and Maumoon, I will vote for Maumoon….not cos hes the greatest leader….but the other too will certainly be worse off for sure…One does not know what hes saying and the other one is too in no way for fit to be a president…I wonder where the great and educated minds are hiding to see this drama..silly and stupid political dramas unfold day by day…..To be precise…once can never make a right decision regarding this..i spose..its so damn confusing
August 14, 2008 at 4:19 pm
I’m anon 1. to do justice, i referred to GDP per capita. It’s reported the GDP per capita now is $3500.
August 14, 2008 at 4:08 pm
well GDP growth is nothing to do with maumoon, tourism sector was developed by private sector with expertise from foreign bodies….The failure of FPID due to financial scandal by Ilyas …. shows how good maumoon is for his relatives…people should vote someone other than maumoon….cheersMaldives Holdings pvt ltd
August 14, 2008 at 2:03 pm
From how the horizon looks, its not a bad idea to include maumoon in the list. It may even be better to keep him as its more likely that republicans will dominate seats on coming elections, and thus provide a good check on maumoon. I will vote for dr.hassan.
August 14, 2008 at 10:55 am
I will vote moya naasira
August 14, 2008 at 8:08 am
My friend who commented before me seems to be trying to relate corruption and brutality with maumoon and his government. I agree there is corruption in the government that accumulated over 30 years. But then where is it absent?.. look for example what happened in the first two sittings in the parliament under the new constitution. The party who claimed that getting members on their side is a cup of tea or ‘metaa’ in theirs language has proven themselves right just weeks after they started working under their new banner in the pulic light…and that too with a fool proof constitution and MPs pay sky high.Imagine the situation of corruption in the country if they were given the chance to govern this country for a single term, let alone 30 years.
August 14, 2008 at 5:23 am
I’m deeply disturbed Maumoon is still making the list of even possible candidates of some of us. Let’s not be seduced by the systemic progresses he shows by examples of say $200 GDP in 1978 to $2500 GDP now. Take a moment to dwell on individual atrocities, corruptions, and oppressions and suppressions of him. The mere reason that a fellow, youth of us, Evan Naseem, who could be a good human being serving his country, got brutally beaten up and murdered under his watch, and for which he could not even say ‘I feel sorry that my police/military did it’, is enough reason for me to vote him out. We are not short of people to vote in. Let’s all show some the fellow feelings and emotions, if not the reason, in us.