Police investigate Facebook comment threatening to bomb Maldives Parliament

One of the people arrested over the terror attack against Former President and Current Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed on May 6, 2021 | Photo: Police

Malé, Maldives – Maldives Police investigate an individual for saying that the Maldives Parliament should be bombed in a comment on the Facebook live stream of the Maldives Parliament debate.

The comment was made during the live stream of the parliamentary debate regarding the May 6 terror attack targeted at the former President and current Speaker Mohamed Nasheed, which critically injured him.

The individual commented that the parliament is a place that should be bombed. Said individual stated that the parliament members are illegally consuming citizen’s money and the place that houses such people should not exist.

The comment was brought to attention by Deputy Speaker Eva Abdulla and the Secretary General of parliament immediately alerted the police and defence forces. The police is currently investigating the matter.

After the May 6 terror attack, the police said that there would be a crack down on terrorists and terrorism supporters, including those posting such content on social media and supporting terrorism on media comment sections as well.

An 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 initially received treatment in ADK hospital and has now been taken to Germany for further treatment.