“Hassan Kurusee” on Twitter is not me: Nasheed

Former President and Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed during the unrest which took place after he had entered Elections Center on April 13, 2021 | Photo: Avas

Former President and Speaker of Parliament, Mohammed Nasheed has said that the account run under the name “Hassan Kurusee“ on Twitter is not his.

Speaker Nasheed’s comments come as MP Rozaina Adam has accused Speaker Nasheed of operating the Twitter account in the name of Hassan Kurusee.

Speaker Nasheed tweeted today that ’Hassan Kurusee” is a fictional character in some of his writings and that it is difficult to say that Hassan Kurusee’s is a personality who does not describe his own.

While MP Rozaina has accused Speaker Nasheed of running the account in the name of Hassan Kurusee on Twitter, other MDP members and Rozaina have been exchanging verbal attacks on social media.

MP Rozaina Adam, who is also the President of Maldivian Democratic Party’s Women’s Wing has been highly vocal against Speaker Nasheed in the recent times. Rozaina had previously spoken against Speaker Nasheed following Nasheed’s allegations of receiving explicit pictures of President Solih after his younger brother was arrested over homosexuality. 

Speaker Nasheed had also proposed to remove MP of Addu Meedhoo constituency, Rozaina Adam from the party back in 2020. 

Nasheed called for her dismissal after major differences in opinion arose between MP Rozaina, who is a long-serving member of MDP and Nasheed. He announced his proposal to remove rozaina from the party in on a WhatsApp group of MDP where he said, “I propose the dismissal of Rozaina from MDP.”

The move against MP Rozaina comes not long after Nasheed’s attempts to oust Economic Minister Fayyaz Ismail from his post through a motion of no confidence were commenced. The move had also led to stark differences within MDP, with some MPs supporting Minister Fayyaz.

Nasheed has also directed attacks at MP Rozaina. A message sent to the Whatsapp group of MDP parliamentarians read that “no member would be caught in the trap” set by MP Rozaina. He added that he himself was not a child and that he would not allow separate powerbases and networks inside the party to exist.

MP Rozaina signed as a member of MDP on November 21, 2013 after serving as the deputy leader of DRP. After joining MDP, MP Rozaina had said that one of the reasons why she was proud to be a part of MDP was the courage shown by Nasheed, who had recently been ousted from the Presidency. MP Rozaina’s spouse MP for Kinbidhoo Ahmed Nashiz is also a member of MDP.