Cannot be sure another coup wont happen

Former President and current Speaker of the Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed | Photo: Mihaaru

Male’, Maldives – Former President of Maldives, who resigned from office during a coup, and current Speaker of the Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed has said that he cannot be sure that another coup d’état will not happen in the Maldives.

Nasheed’s comment comes following a statement by the Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed, who said that the Police will not go out to topple over a government anymore.

In response, Nasheed said that the Commission of National Inquiry (CONI) report highlights what must be done to ensure that the armed forces of the country do not betray the government, and that unless the report is complied with, it would be not possible to say with certainty, that another coup would not happen.

Speaking at the ‘Fashaairu’ program of Raajje TV, Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed said that it [the coup] is in the past and that Police have had a lot to learn from since incident, and that he believes no officer would go on that path again.

“I do not believe that the officers in the Police institution now, or those who will join the force in the future [would do something like that], and the work being done to strengthen the institution will ensure this as well.” Hameed said.

While the ruling party, Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) describes the events of February 7th as a coup, the national commission formulated to investigate the matter during the presidency of Dr. Waheed declared that Nasheed’s presidency did not end in a coup.