President Gayoom conceded defeat and moved out of his multi-million dollar palace handing over the responsibility of government to President Nasheed – more popularly known as President Anni. Gayoom now lives in a much smaller house – yet a luxury residence by local standards. Alivaage (the private residence of President Gayoom) belongs to his brother-in-law and former cabinet minister Ilyas Ibrahim.
In the wake of the change of power of government from President Gayoom’s thirty year rule to a more liberal and democratic form of government under President Nasheed, there is widespread speculation on the future of Maumoon and his legacy.
I had the opportunity to sit in separate conversations with three people – a resort operator, an activist, a young entrepreuner. The following are what they had in mind.
what they had to say… coming soon!