Malé, Maldives – The temporary secure residence allocated for the former President and current Speaker of the Maldives Parliament Mohamed Nasheed is ready for moving in according to the Ministry of National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure.
Local news Adhadhu reports that Nasheed, who is scheduled to arrive in the Maldives from the UK, will transfer to Muraidhooge today.
The Planning Ministry informs that the documentation for the moving in is ready and have been sent to the parliament. Security around the secure housing have been increased as per the new constitutional amendments.
The Speaker of the Maldives Parliament Mohamed Nasheed is temporarily assigned Muraidhooge while the Chief Justice Muthasim Adnan is assigned to the Rehendhi Apartment Complex, in an attempt to provide more security to the heads of the three branches of the government. The President of Maldives resides in Mulee’aage.
The decision to provide secure housing was followed by the recent terror attack that took place against Speaker Nasheed near his house on May 6.
The IED explosion went off around 20:20 on 6 May 2021 leaving Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed critically injured while he was getting into his car near his house, G. Kenereege, Malé City.
More recently in October 2021, concerns were raised regarding a break-in at Chief Justice Ahmed Muthasim Adnan’s residence. Reports claim that the CCTV cameras at the residence were destroyed and the perpetrators had open access into the home.
The Maldives legislature was amended after the May 6 terror attack to provide secure housing to the heads of the three branches of government with amendments to Parliamentary Privileges and Powers Act (Act no: 5/2013) and the sixth amendment to the Judges Act of Maldives (Act no: 13/2010).