Maldives prosecutor general stabbed in Male after violent events


Maldives’ opposition parties came out against current regime over its “stark” anti-India pivot

Maldives prosecutor general Hussain Shameem. — Reuters/File 

Maldives prosecutor general Hussain Shameem was brutally stabbed by miscreants in the capital city of Male on Wednesday morning, local media reported.

According to reports citing the police, the attack, which comes amid a massive political standoff between the Maldivian government and the opposition, was not carried out with a sharp object.

The opposition is seeking to impeach President Mohamed Muizzu.

Recently, the Maldives Parliament witnessed violence due to disturbances by government Members of Parliament (MPs), causing disruptions during a crucial vote on Muizzu government approval, The Hindustan Times reported.

Earlier, two opposition parties in the Maldives came out against the current regime over its “stark” anti-India pivot.

The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and The Democrats have criticised a recent foreign policy shift as ‘extremely detrimental’ to the country’s long-term development.

The opposition claims that alienating any “development partner,” particularly the country’s long-standing ally, will be “detrimental” to the country’s long-term growth.

The opposition further underscored that “stability and security in the Indian Ocean is vital to the stability and security of the Maldives.”

Both the MDP and The Democrats emphasised the critical need for consecutive governments to maintain the ability “to work with all development partners for the benefit of the people of the Maldives, as the Maldives has traditionally done”.

Meanwhile, the Maldives Sun reported that the attorney general’s office has filed a case with the Supreme Court on an amendment to the Parliament’s orders which enables opposition lawmakers to impeach the president.

Seven lawmakers resigned from the Parliament in November, to assume top positions in Mohamed Muizzu’s administration.



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