Existence of a sovereign state is questionable: MP Nazim

Former Defense Minister and the leader of Maldives National Party (MNP) Mohamed Nazim. | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – There are now questions about the existence of an independent state in Maldives, President of Maldives National Party (MNP) Mohammed Nazim has said.

Speaking on the second episode of the MNP’s “Unheard Voices” series last night, MP for Dhangethi, Nazim criticized the policies of the government.

Nazim said the country’s governance situation is not good at the moment and he criticized Maldives foreign policy, defence and economic policy.

Nazim said Maldivian foreign policy has fallen on the lap of a particular country. He said the country’s foreign policies have been given to the country’s wishes, indirectly criticizing the Indian influence over the Maldivian political environment.

Maldivian Foreign Minister today is a person who has said that another country can occupy Maldives and he does not think that a person who has made such a statement can ensure Maldives foreign security, he said.

Maldives trade and economy have gone under the control of one country, he said. Nazim said it was wrong to have only one country to provide basic staple items.

All such policies show the lack of power of the present government and the policies are shaped according to the wishes of another country, he said.

In addition, Maldives participated in the United Nations as an independent state to represent such a state to the world, but today, that scenario has changed, the state’s foreign policy has become blurred and left to the say of a particular country. They have gone to the point of questioning whether Maldives is now an independent state, MP Nazim said.