Malé, Maldives – The inquiry report compiled by the Parliament’s Committee on National Security Services (241 Committee) has been publicized today after redacting confidential information regarding national security.
A special parliamentary meeting scheduled tonight at 20:00 to pass the inquiry report after taking into account the 45 amendments by members.
The passed amendments includes adjusting the level of security according to the intelligence of threat, implementing recommendations made after defence intelligence threat assessments, and conducting scheduled refresher training courses for members of Speaker Nasheed’s close protection team.
In addition, the close protection team is to be armed and on guard at all times with Speaker Nasheed. The speaker’s residence is to be monitored with CCTV cameras at all times and evacuation procedures and training are to be conducted. Nasheed is to have an armoured car with police at ready for emergencies.
The close protection team is to include an EOD specialist and the members of the team are to be vetted by the Defence Intelligence Service and Police Service.
An IED explosion went off around 20:20 on 6 May leaving Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed critically injured while he was getting into his car near his house, G. Kenereege, Malé City. In addition to the Speaker, 3 more people were also been reported to be injured from the explosion including the Speaker’s bodyguards and bystanders.