MayTerrorAttack: MDP proposes creating “May 6” Committee

Motorcycle which exploded tonight leaving Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed critically injured | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives —A decree has been sent to MDP National Council to create a Committee named “May 6” to monitor the inquiry work on the terror attack that against former President and Current Speaker of the Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed on May 6.

A meeting to pass the decree presented by MP for Ungoofaaru Constituency, Mohamed Waheed (Waddey) has been scheduled to be held next Thursday.

“May 6” Committee will consist of a member appointed by the President of Maldives, a member on behalf of President Nasheed along with the Chairperson of MDP, Hassan Latheef and the advisor of the President, Mohamed Shihab and Ahmed Mausoom.

Sources inform that the reason to create a new Committee came due to the delay in presenting the guilty people who were involved in the terror attack held on May 6.

In fact, a member of MDP informed that they have decided to include in the decree that the attack was targeted at Speaker Nasheed after being well aware that there is a security threat and yet no appropriate actions were taken. Along with this, the decree will also state that it is a concern that although the people who funded the attack is still unknown, the reality of it has been lost and state authorities have been acting in a suspicious manner.

The “May 6” Committee will be closely inspecting the inquiry of the terror attack and the actions that are being taken regarding it.

The police are currently investigating the cause behind the attack on the Former President. 4 individuals have been arrested so far, all of them indicating radicalisation. The Parliamentary Committee is investigating the security breach of the Speaker following the terror attack.

The Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed was the first to be summoned to the committee over the investigation following the May 6 terror attack. Along with CP, Director General of the National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC) Brigadier General Zakariyya Mansoor Chief of Defence Force Major General Abdullah Shamaal and Vice Chief of Defence Force Brigadier General Abdu-Raheem Abdu-Latheef was also summoned to the 241 Committee in relation to the same inquiry.