Nasheed prepares to take legal action against removal of Ameenee Magu trees

Former President and Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – Speaker of the Parliament and Former President of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed is gearing up to take legal action to stop the removal of trees from Ameenee Magu.

The roadside trees on Ameenee Magu are currently being removed to make way for the ongoing redevelopment of the road using asphalt, which is worth MVR 84 million and commenced on 30th August by Road Developement Corporation (RDC)

It has been reported that Nasheed will be represented by local law firm Shunana and Co. This was confirmed by the law firm’s official Twitter account, which detailed that the case will be filed with the court some time tomorrow, on grounds that irreparable damage can be caused to the environment if the plan to remove the trees go on as planned.

The law firm also said that they will be filing for a temporary cease and desist motion regarding the removal of trees.

In addition to this the matter has also been raised with the Parliament by West Henveiru MP Hassan Latheef.

The removal of trees from Ameenee Magu – which is in Malé City, one which already has scarce greenery – has been subject to heavy criticism by the public over the past few days.