Speaker Nasheed reluctant to return to Maldives before May 6 attack perpetrators are exposed

Former President and Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Nasheed | Photo: Avas.mv

UK – The Speaker of the Maldives Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed has said that he is reluctant to return to Maldives before the May 6 terror attack investigation is still ongoing.

In a letter addressed to the Parliament, Speaker Nasheed said that while the Police inform that the May 6 attack investigation is currently in progress, he is hesitant to return to the country and assume official duties.

Regarding the fact that the perpetrators are not brought to justice at this juncture, the former President and current Speaker of the Parliament Nasheed requested an extension to his leave.

Nasheed assured that regardless of his physical presence on the Parliament floor, he would fulfil all his duties with the support of parliamentarians and Deputy Speaker of the Maldives Parliament.

The Speaker elaborated that while he resides in the UK, he will focus his efforts on forums such as the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and the Climate Vulnerable Forum.

The 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 him, 3 more people were also been reported to be injured from the explosion including the Speaker’s bodyguards and bystanders.

Speaker Nasheed was treated at the Critical Care Unit of ADK hospital in Malé and was initially airlifted to Germany yesterday for recovery and rehabilitation. Presently, the Speaker of the Maldives Parliament is recovering in the United Kingdom.