Nasheed’s chapter is over : Sheikh Ilyas

Sheikh Ilyas Hussain| photo: Maldives Independent

Male’, Maldives – Sheikh Ilyas Hussain, a high ranking member of Adhaalath Party (AP) and currently working at the Maldivian Embassy in Malaysia, has said that the chapter of people that resigned after failing has ended, taking a jab at Former President and Speaker of the Parliament of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed, who was forced to resign back in 2012.

While Sheikh Ilyas did not tag anyone in his tweet, part of his original tweet was referring to outrage expressed by Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) supporters on media after Assistant Commissioner of Police Dr. Abdhullah Fairoosh retired after 20 years.

His tweet stated that people who find fault in celebrating an honorable retirement while doing blasphemous acts and celebrating occasions of other religions mean no good to neither their country nor their religion.

Sheikh Ilyas said this while Nasheed and an AP member Dr. Mohamed Iyaz have been exchanging blows on Twitter over Nasheed’s tweet on Christmas day last week.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Dr. Abdhullah Fairoosh, who resigned in January has been despised by some MDP supporters, as he was the acting leader of the Maldives Police Service at one point on 7th February 2012, when Nasheed was forced to resigned.

He was suspended in 2017 for posting a tweet which allegedly defamed then-President Yameen and his government while abroad pursuing higher education, and was reinstated into active duty in 2019 by the incumbent administration and was promoted to his former position as Assistant Commissioner of Police shorty after.

Following his resignation, Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed thanked him for his “invaluable contributions to the police service and for his service to the public”. This tweet was flooded with replies bashing Fairoosh for alleged mutiny.