President Solih afraid to take action against MDN: Opposition

Opposition coalition of PPM and PNC members. | Photo: Mihaaru

Male’, Maldives — The Opposition Coalition has claimed that the President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih is scared to take action against the leaders of Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN).

The statement from the opposition coalition comes after President Solih said in his press conference that was held on Wednesday that although the government has decided to investigate and take actions against the leaders of MDN, they are unable to proceed with the actions as those people are not in Maldives.

While speaking at a press conference that was held yesterday, the Vice President of the Opposition Coalition, Ibrahim Shujaau has stated that the leaders of extremist group MDN should be brought to Maldives for releasing a report that insults the religion of Maldives, Islam, even by using Interpol Red Notice at a means.

On October 3, 2019, Maldivian scholars caught the attention of the report which was released by MDN, which consists several false accusations and stories regarding Islam.

According to Shujaau, one of the most active members in releasing the islam extremist report was the Commissioner of Police, Mohamed Hameed. This is why, Shujaau stated that as the MDN actions are conspired by higher leaders, President Solih is afraid to take action against them.

Even if he thinks of taking action against them, the people who brought President Solih to Presidency will take him away from his position. President Solih knows that well. That is why, no actions are taken against MDN yet.

Shujaau stated.

Shujaau assured that if PPM achieves the presidency again, then they will search and bring the people that wrote the report to Maldives from wherever they are and that they will also question those who did not take actions against the organization.

To investigate the report released by MDN, so far, the Maldives Police Service had sent a notice to some of the members of MDN, Shahindha Ismail and Azra Naseem on November 2019. However, both have denied to return back to Maldives.