More Knifing back on the streets

06 Nov

Minivan News 4th November 2008:

A 39-year old has been stabbed in the shoulder and back last night Maafaanu district of Male’, only days after a 15-year old knife attack victim died after a violent attack on the eve of elections.

Ameen Ali, of Mathi Dhuni in the Machangolhi ward, was attacked at around midnight with a sharp object while at a friend’s house in the same district as the stabbing last week. Police say the case was reported at 11.56pm and no-one has been arrested.

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Posted by on November 6, 2008 in Terror, Terrorism


4 responses to “More Knifing back on the streets

  1. The Shadowrunner

    November 25, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Its the drugs, man. Drugs and a crap education system.And an apathetic population that goes “accept your lot”.

  2. Hilath

    November 7, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    I think it has come to the point that the new government can do little to stop such violence because what initially happened was that elements attached to almost every party funded gang violence for their own political gains and now that the chain reaction has been set off, I doubt that the new government can now put a leash back on the demons they released. In fact, I wrote an English language article on this issue for The Evening Weekly then. There is no evidence to suggest that parties officially endorse gang violence or officially funds street gang activities though each camp would like to accuse the other of wrong doing. For instance, the DRP would suggest that MDP funds gangs while the MDP would also suggest that people like Yameen funds gangs. Unless some witnesses step forward with hard hitting evidence I don't think anyone would have proof of this. But from personal experience, I can say pretty much that at least some people belonging to both camps spent from their own pockets to fund gang violence though the leaderships of the parties did not officially endorse this. Anyway, Maldives' political playground is so muddied up I don't think anybody can be said to have totally clean hands now.Here's a link to that article of mine titled "Re-inventing MDP: MDP’s new strategy is to draw youth away from the streets and put them into the diplomatic corridors of political power. Other parties should follow"

  3. Lullaby

    November 7, 2008 at 8:52 am

    hi beybe,i like your views and thoughts, by going through your blog gave me the idea to create a blog of my own too, thanks for the inspiration :D, Fara

  4. M Shahdy

    November 6, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Hi Shihab, I sincerely hope that come November 11th, the new government will take decisive steps to ensure that these criminal acts are stopped. I don’t think we can take it any longer.

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