Maldivian Democratic Party

MDP says President Yameen and 'criminal' government encouraged gang violence

  • The party said President Yameen must take responsibility for having made the Maldives 'a place with no safety for its citizens'
  • The statement says President Yameen's past five years have been a period of increased violent crimes, and that the administration is 'criminal in nature'

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K. Male' 2018 Oct 12 | Fri 17:12 1,365 local

The party called on the Maldives Police Service, who on Thursday arrested 32 individuals in their crackdown on the violence in capital city Malé, to ensure stability in the capital city - Mohamed Sharuhaan

The opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has said that incumbent President Abdulla Yameen has encouraged gang violence in the Maldives and allowed impunity to such crimes during his presidency. 

In a statement calling for fast action in the murder of a 14-year-old in capital city Malé on Thursday, the party said President Yameen must take responsibility for having made the Maldives 'a place with no safety for its citizens'. 

The statement says that President Yameen's past five years have been a period of increased violent crimes and even murder, saying that the Yameen administration is 'criminal in nature'.

The statement also highlights how President Yameen said in a campaign rally, during his unsuccessful bid for re-election in September's presidential polls, that he has no knowledge of 'street gangs existing in the Maldives'. 

The party called on the Maldives Police Service, who on Thursday arrested 32 individuals in their crackdown on the violence in capital city Malé, to ensure stability in the capital city and the entire country. 

Last updated at: 5 days ago | Reviewed by: Humaam Ali

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