Male’, Maldives – Former President and Leader of Maldives Reform Movement (MRM), Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has said that some topics and ideologies should not be spoken about even for political purposes.
In a tweet he posted yesterday, the Former President stated that no one should talk about things which supports seceding and that speaking in a manner which implicates the unitary of the country would damage the sovereignty of the country.
He also added that no one should talk in a manner which supports the country to be divided even for political motives.
Former President Maumoon did not refer to what he was specifically pointing to nor the person at which he has aimed the tweet towards. But his remarks have come after the Former President and Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Nasheed spoke about the United Suvadive Republic which was formed after the southern atolls separated from the central government and formed their own government in 1959.
In a speech Speaker Nasheed gave during a ceremony held to celebrate the 52nd Republic Day of Maldives, he told that so far the only true form of a democratic and decentralized government was seen during the government formed after the southern atolls seceded and formed the United Suvadive Republic.
In this ceremony Speaker Nasheed told that a democratic system originates from the people and for the people and the first time this was done in Maldives was in 1959 by Suvadive Republic. He also added that even though the seceding took place during a dark and difficult time of our history, the separatist government had worked to decentralize the government administration and worked hard to bring solutions to the issues faced by the people.
Speaker Nasheed also came under criticism in 2018 after an audio of him talking about a mutiny in the most southern part of Maldives, Addu City was leaked. An audio clip that bears the voice of former president Mohamed Nasheed along with a few unspecified local individuals that discusses possibility or an attempt to form a separate state at Addu atoll was leaked on social media platforms in early 2018.