I am loss at words to express the situation in Maldives and saddened to share another troubling story where human dignity, justice and equality is violated. The anger, frustrations and discontent is high on the scale. I wonder what, who, how can Maldives be saved from the current situation. Maldives has become a hostile country with leaders that betrayed democracy and fails to upheld the countries integrity.
Supreme Court ordered the security services to prevent any effort to hold the election. The Election Commission expresses that the environment is not conducive to hold a fair and free election.
Who are accountable for preventing the presidential run-off election?
I have to express that, first, Mr Maumoon A Gayoom who lead the country for 30 years have to stop his embarrassing actions. He needs to retire, totally, and make way for the younger generation to lead the country rather than influencing and manipulating from the side. His recent actions have destroyed his reputation and his integrity. Second, that Mr Qasim Ibrahim ought take time to contemplate and reflect on his actions and stay away from politics. He has major conflict of interest as a richest businessman in Maldives. Meddling by these people who exert power and exploits the Maldivian community is not proving to be beneficial to the country.
The outcome of the election that was held on 7th September 2013 was clear. Mr. Abdulla Yameen (25.35 % votes) & Mr. Mohamed Nasheed (45.45% votes) would have been the key players in the run-off election that was to be held today (28 September 2013). The leader who get most votes would have been elected through a democratic process. The country could have had an opportunity to move towards building its economy, social services, education system and all the sectors that needs attention.
With this invalid decision of the Supreme Court the country is pushed towards an incomparable civil war. The current government is lead by leader who has only 5.35% supporters. This shows the critical situation in Maldives. The civil war will not make it easy to resolve the political issues with the amount of hatred and anger that has been fuelled since Mr Nasheed was forced resign on 7 February 2012. The two most destructive emotions is on the rise.
Every mode of progress in Maldives is now dormant effecting the community. It is the people who suffers from the chaos created by few. The expressions of the people from various political parties are ruthless, personalised and dangerous. Maldivians who express their strong views have little of no understanding of the concept “freedom of speech”.
Blind loyalty, untamed emotions and suffering blocks rational or critical thinking. People have forgotten the power of language and what expressed on social media is raw and cruel. They have not thought through how those expressions reflect the writer. No one seems to be conscious of the universal principles of human dignity, justice and equality in the so called muslim society. It is a shame.
Even in these dark political times, there are some Maldivians, who are struggling to be reflective, thoughtful and act with dignity and credibility to improve the situation in Maldives. The situation is sad. At this stage I can only hope that some good will come out of this unexplainable chaos created by power hunger few.
Please see the following articles that give some insight to the Maldivian political situation.