Malé, Maldives – Former Communication Minister of Maldives, Ahmed Maleeh Jamaal has stated that asking for foreign aid in covering the medical expenses of Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed in Germany for the injuries suffered in the May 6, 2021 assassination attempt on him devalues Maldivians.
The statement from Maleeh comes after the Parliament of Maldives revealed that the medical expenses of Speaker Nasheed’s in Germany for further recovery and rehabilitation for the injuries suffered in the May 6, 2021 assassination attempt on him is being covered by Honorary Consul of Maldives in Germany, Christian Von Stetten.
Maleeh tweeted regarding the matter and stated that it is important to check whether this act is within the procedure to stop corruption in the Maldives.
While noting that the Speaker Nasheed will have the PPM endless aasandh card, referring to the universal health insurance in Maldives given to citizens through their Identity Cards, Maleeh questioned in his tweet as to why that national insurance was not enough to pay for Nasheed’s medical expenses.
Asking for aid to cover the medical expenses of President Nasheed is devaluing Maldivians.Maleeh Jamal
Along with this, Maleeh also criticized the statement released by the government regarding the departure of Speaker Nasheed to Germany for his medical recoveries, calling the statement an unpleasant document that was marked by the state emblem.
Maldives is a rich country — must not call for foreign aid for such a medical purposes. Citizens should decide on this while [Speaker Nasheed is] taking 2 salaries and claiming for health insurance.Maleeh Jamal
While Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed has departed to Germany yesterday on a private air ambulance after his treatments from ADK Hospital following the injuries suffered by the IED explosion, Parliament revealed that Honorary Consul of Maldives in Germany, Christian Von Stetten had arranged for the air ambulance and that the trip was arranged by Foreign Ministry and Maldivian Embassy in Germany.
The IED explosion went off around 20:20 on 6 May leaving Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed critically injured while he was getting in to his car near his house, G. Kenereege, Malé City. In addition to him, 3 more people were also been reported to be injured from the explosion including the Speaker’s bodyguards and bystanders.
Nasheed was brought in with heavy bleeding, and both internal and external shrapnel injuries. Ball bearings were found in Nasheed’s chest, near the heart. Injuries caused by these projectiles caused life threatening damage to the chest area. Nasheed endured major injury to the fourth rib, with a blade going through a lung. A projectile also went through his intestine with another near his liver.