Male’, Maldives – A motion to impose State of Emergency in Maldives has been passed by the National Council of MDP last night, to give Police an opportunity to arrest the terrorists in the country.
The motion was presented by the ruling party’s President and current Speaker, Mohamed Nasheed and was passed with the vote of 39 members, out of the 43 members present in the council last night.
The motion presented by Speaker Nasheed states that based on the information given by Commissioner of Police and Prosecutor General on Saturday night, ruling party MDP believes that the government must announce State of Emergency in Maldives. Speaker Nasheed added in his motion that MDP agrees to give Police the opportunity to arrest the terrorists in Maldives by announcing a State of Emergency.
I think we should give Police the opportunity to have State of Emergency for about two months.MDP President and current Speaker, Mohamed Nasheed
Noting that the information given by the Police during their most recent conference on the terror attack clearly shows how extreme the possibilities of terrorism acts are in Maldives, almost all of the MDP Council members supported the motion to announce State of Emergency and called on to immediately take actions against such people.
On the other hand, some of the members of MDP Council called on to give President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih a chance to speak regarding the motion before passing it.
Although the MDP Council passed such a motion, the law states that only the President has the right to announce State of Emergency in the country.