Can Anni lead us to the Othe Maldives that he promised? Will he?

24 Apr

I was shocked and numbed to read the words of the councillor of South Central Prrovice, Mr. Khaleel of Faafu Atoll. He is a member of the MDP which is led by President Mohamed Nasheed (Anni). He is reported to have said in very strong and threatening words that those civil servants who had served in the previous regime will be removed mercilessly after May 15th (perhaps referring to the final announcement date for parliamentary election results scheduled for May 9th).

Mr. Khaleel is one of a growing number of government officials who seem to be above the law and are able to justify any of their actions on the premise that the previous regime was worse. However, they all seem to follow the MDP Leadership in Chairperson Mariya Ahmed Didi and MP Moosa Manik who believe that none associated with the previous government should be spared. Both are said to be recepeints of favors from the previous regime and have not disclosed nor acknowledged the same.

But what Khaleel has done will surprise even Mariya and Moosa, I think. And the thought created this question in my mind. That MDP is going to be led by the person who can create most hatred toward Maumoon and all others who are not members of MDP. I cannot help but think of Mao Tse Tung and Lenin and China and the Sovient Union! (No wonder our previous regime did not want us to learn History.)

Can Anni take us to Other Maldives to lead a decent life, an Other Maldives which is going to be legislated and controlled by a Parliament controlled by MDP led by the likes of Khaleel, Mariya and Moosa? Will he finally come to have qualities to lead a nation and a people over above a group of party loyalists?

I believed strongly in the Other Maldives in which others and I could lead a decent life. I am not quite sure anymore. But I have no regrets. It’s perhaps one of those dreams which will not come true. But, I pray Anni will do it. I believe he can if he will.

Will Anni?


Posted by on April 24, 2009 in Parliamentary Elections


5 responses to “Can Anni lead us to the Othe Maldives that he promised? Will he?

  1. Addu

    May 6, 2009 at 12:19 pm


  2. Anonymous

    April 25, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Well Mr. Shihab,I feel that Anni’s hands are very much tied unlike what would happen in a real presidency. I hope and pray that he will get rid of the hypocrites after the election so that he can carry out his promises to the people. -M

  3. Anonymous

    April 25, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Dear Shihab, I am with the opinion that Other Maldives and Nanaa huvafen dhusheemey are just to say something. MDP is not serious about the people of Maldives. They are serious about themselves.Abdulla

  4. Chost of Anil

    April 25, 2009 at 5:54 am

    sorry, I mean to say the Civil Service Commission has been issued a statement by Anti Corruption Commission. They paid fat salaries to Permanent Secretaries against the law. Now who will repay this money back to the state.

  5. Ghost of Anil

    April 25, 2009 at 5:52 am

    Dear Shihab,Two things you might want to revise.1. Please do not take Haveeru or Civil Service at face value. Haveeru is out to get MDP since they see no way they practice their pseudojournalism in the new era of Aneh Dhivehiraaje. They really are a bunch of school boys manipulated by Zahir Hussain. And the Civil Service has already been issues with statement both from the Civil Service and Attorney General for operating outside the law, i.e. in the permanent secretaries case. If the Civil Service Commission was sincere, they will not have waited until they were forced to remove the Permanent Secretaries. If you ask any self respecting Civil Servant, they will tell you nothing has been achieved by the commission yet, despite the fat salaries paid to the Civil Service Commission members. 2. Democracy is about expressing one’s thoughts among other things. Let Khaleel and Mariya and others express themselves. And instead of reprimanding them for it, encourage opposing views to be heard. In this regard, yo have done well by posting your thoughts on it here.Thanks,Anil’s Ghost

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