Yesterday I was sitting in ALFresco for a coffee with some of my coffee-cafe-colleagues when the subject of the protest against Naseem So for giving tuition to children at his house came up. These were men who had fought bitterly for reform and rights and for decocracy and human rights in this country.
The men felt that what NOOR was doing now amounted to undue harassment of a law abiding citizen who had served time for his wrongdoing. After all, he has been convicted and punished. They believed that he had the right to lead a normal life. That it was the parents who sent their children to him for tuition; and the parents new that he was convicted of systemically sexually abusing his students when he was a teacher in Iskandhar School. So, when the parents decide to send their children to Naseem So for tuition it was ok.
The same sentiments were what I got from people on two separate occassions yesterday. And last night, according to Miadhu Daily Online, a group of people from the neighbourhood protested against the protestors. Maidhu reported that those who confronted the protestors asked why there should be a protest against a person who had served his punishment for something wrong such a long time ago, when there were paedophiles who were under investigation and not brought to justice.
This sympathy to Naseem so is very interesting. It shows our attitude to sexual child abuse as a people and a nation. The Ministry of Home Affairs also reacted against the petition being circulated by NOOR.
Maldives is really a haven for paedophiles!
Bank of Maldives… Corrupt to the Core!!!
The prestigous Bank of Maldives is a corrupt institution that harbors criminals, and the devious acts of the officers of the bank compelled the Maldives Police Service to break into the bank premises and take documents of those who have harbored the millions they have stashed away from their fraudulent and criminal activities with the help of the officers of the Bank of Maldives.
The Police used overriding sweeping powers granted to them by law, when “puppets” of the former regime planted in the Judiciary and within the Maldives Monetary Authority withheld Police efforts to get a court order for a search warrant. The Attorney General has said that he believes that the Police acted in accordance with the law in the raid on the Bank of Maldives.
The recent developments show that the national financial institutions of the Maldives are corrupt to the core. The officers there may have been strategically planted by fraudulent and criminal elements within the previous regime to safeguard their personal criminal activities.
The Bank of Maldives can no longer be trusted to safeguard genuine business transactions.
Posted by Smile Shihab on July 20, 2009 in Comments and Opionion