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No-confidence motion against Maseeh

Summary
  • MPs who voted against the no confidence motion:
  • Press: MP Faris Maumoon
  • Vote on Parliament Speaker progresses without most of MPs absent

2 years ago

21:42

Rushdha Rasheed

MPs who voted against the no confidence motion:

Abdullah Shinan

Ahmed Nihan Hussain Manik

Ibrahim Shujau

Ali Arif

Mohamed Nasheed

Ali Saleem

Ali Mauroof

Abdullah Yameen

Jaufar Dauood

Mohamed Ali

Nazim Rashad

Ahmed Shiyam

Riza Ibrahim

Ahmed Thoriq

Ilham Mohamed

Ahmed Mubeen

Dr. Abdullah Khaleel

Siyam (Sun)

Ahmed Amir

Riyaz Rasheed

Hussain Manik Dhon Manik

Saud Hussain

Jameel Usman

Saudhullah Hilmy

Hussain Mohamed Latheef

Ali Shah

Ali Fazad

Ahmed Shahid

2 years ago

21:35

Rushdha Rasheed

Press: MP Faris Maumoon

This is not a just vote. Will announce next steps soon.

2 years ago

21:32

Rushdha Rasheed

Vote on Parliament Speaker progresses without most of MPs absent

MP Ahmed Nihan tweet reads as "PPMMDA Coalition's 48 members voted with strong conviction, voted to keep Parliament Speaker in, maintaining faith with the Speaker".

The no confidence motion on Speaker had failed, as all opposition Members had either walked out or escorted out of the Chambers. The remaining 48 Members of PPMMDA coalition had voted in favor of the Speaker

2 years ago

21:02

Rushdha Rasheed

Parliament session begins

Parliament session begins with many MPs missing from the Parliament floor.

2 years ago

21:01

Rushdha Rasheed

Police enter MDP office

SO Police Officers have entered MDP office premises, remove sound systems from office.

2 years ago

20:53

Rushdha Rasheed

Ameen Ibrahim on searching MDP offices

Ameen Ibrahim, Deputy Leader of Jumhooree Party, reads as: "Voting is happening illegally in Parliament, Parliament in chaos. But MDP office is searched. Puzzling!"

 

2 years ago

20:36

Rushdha Rasheed

MPs escorted out of Parliament Chambers

 

2 years ago

20:36

Rushdha Rasheed

MPs escorted out of Parliament Chambers

 

2 years ago

20:35

Rushdha Rasheed

MPs escorted out of Parliament Chambers

 

2 years ago

20:34

Rushdha Rasheed

MPs escorted out of Parliament Chambers

 

2 years ago

20:34

Rushdha Rasheed

MPs escorted out of Parliament Chambers

 

2 years ago

20:33

Rushdha Rasheed

MPs escorted out of Parliament Chambers

 

2 years ago

20:29

Rushdha Rasheed

Parliament session continues

 

2 years ago

20:28

Rushdha Rasheed

Parliament session continues

 

2 years ago

19:59

Rushdha Rasheed

MP Nihan reports names of 13 MPs had been announced

 

MP Nihan's tweet reads as follows: "The names of following 13 Members have been announced for disrupting Parliament procedures". 

2 years ago

19:52

Rushdha Rasheed

MP Eva reports on break down of order in Parliament

 

2 years ago

19:46

Rushdha Rasheed

President Nasheed on today's Parliament proceedings

 

2 years ago

19:39

Rushdha Rasheed

Voting on no confidence motion

RaajjeTV's tweet reads as follows: "real time video of attempts to tamper with the vote".

2 years ago

19:35

Rushdha Rasheed

"Up n up," claims MP Ibrahim Shareef

 

2 years ago

19:32

Rushdha Rasheed

Deputy Speaker trying to start voting process

Deputy Speaker announces names of Gamu Constituency MP Fayyaaz Ismail and Henveyru Central Constituency MP Ali Azim.

2 years ago

19:31

Rushdha Rasheed

Voting to start

 

2 years ago

19:26

Rushdha Rasheed

MPs overtake Speaker table

Opposition MPs have overtaken the Speaker's table.

15 officers of Police are currently protecting Parliament Deputy Speaker Moosa Manik

 

 

2 years ago

19:16

Rushdha Rasheed

Ex- Minister on roll call vote

 

2 years ago

19:02

Rushdha Rasheed

Former Speaker on Parliament

 

2 years ago

19:00

Rushdha Rasheed

Protest in Parliament prior to halting session

 

2 years ago

18:59

Rushdha Rasheed

Vote was rigged: MPs claim

MPs claim that voting system had been rigged with and that absent MPs, such as MP Mahloof, had voted in favor of the roll call motion.

 

 

2 years ago

18:58

Rushdha Rasheed

Vote was rigged: MPs claim

MPs calim that voting system had been rigged with and that absent MPs, such as MP Mahloof, had voted in favor of the roll call motion.

 

 

2 years ago

18:48

Rushdha Rasheed

Parliament session halted

Parliament session has been halted, after protests had failed to quell.

2 years ago

18:46

Rushdha Rasheed

Parliament in chaos

Chaos has erupted in Parliament, with most of the Opposition MPs convened near Speaker's desk, protesting the Deputy Speaker's decision.

2 years ago

18:44

Rushdha Rasheed

Parliament to vote by using the roll call system

Clauses 164 and 165 states that roll call votes can only be taken if and when the electronic voting system has an error and MPs raise objections over it.  Otherwise vote must be taken using the electronic voting system.

In spite of these Clauses, the Parliament Deputy Speaker has passed to take the vote by using the roll call method. 45 MPs had voted in favor of using this method, while the rest had risen up in protest.

2 years ago

18:37

Rushdha Rasheed

Voting on the no confidence motion begins

Voting on the no confidence motion has begun.

Shortly after Deputy Speaker Moosa Manik called on all Parliamentarians to convene, a protest had broken out on Parliament floor.

 

 

2 years ago

18:28

Rushdha Rasheed

President Nasheed on vote

President Nasheed's tweet reads as follows: "President Yameen is now sure that he has failed in the vote, as they have retreated, claiming system errors,"

 

2 years ago

18:20

Rushdha Rasheed

Joint Parliamentary Groups meeting in Parliament

A meeting of the joint Parliamentary Groups of the Parties whose MPs that had proposed the no confidence motion on Parliament Speaker is now underway in Parliament. Maduvvaaree Constituency MP Mohamed Ameeth, a member of PPM Parliamentary Group, is also in attendance.

2 years ago

17:52

Rushdha Rasheed

MP Nihan's tweet

MP Ahmed Nihan's tweet reads as follows: "Opposition is now devastated after they had failed in their attempt to "hack" the Parliament's Electronic voting system".

 

2 years ago

16:59

Rushdha Rasheed

Ex- President Maumoon on voting system

 

2 years ago

16:10

Rushdha Rasheed

President Nasheed on voting system

 

2 years ago

16:07

Rushdha Rasheed

Update on arrestee

Hassan Siraj, of Baa Atoll Council, was arrested outside of MDP offices, while he was wearing a t-shirt calling out against the proposed sale of Faafu Atoll.

Eye witnesses report just prior to arrest, a Member of Parliament was passing by the office and had made a gesture towards the people gathered there. The crowd had expressed their general discontent. Then Police went ahead arrested Siraj, the eyewitness reported.

 

2 years ago

15:57

Rushdha Rasheed

One arrested near MDP office

An individual was arrested outside of MDP offices. The arrestee is Baa Atoll Council Member Hassan Siraj.

2 years ago

15:53

Aishath Shaany

MP Eva on why they are saying "no to Maseeh"

Galolhu-North MP Eva Abdulla tweets out why the opposition is saying "no to Maseeh".

 

2 years ago

15:52

Rushdha Rasheed

RaajjeTV journalists ordered to remain inside premises

Officers of Maldives Police Service (MPS) have instructed Raajje TV journalists to remain inside RaajjeTV premises, stating that the area was a closed off one.

2 years ago

15:44

Rushdha Rasheed

Cannot hold a roll call vote: MP Areef

There willl be a day when the Speaker has to be accountable for everything he had done. They have to know that what they had done will come back to haunt them. I am very concerned over today's proceedings.

2 years ago

15:42

Aishath Shaany

Nasheed calls on President Yameen to "stop this heavy handedness"

Former President Nasheed called on President Yameen to "stop this heavy handedness", as the media, NGOs and public was prevented from entering parliament gallery today.

 

2 years ago

15:41

Rushdha Rasheed

Do not believe what the Speaker says: Ali Hussain

From today's proceedings we can see that the Parliament is not proceeding according to rules. MP Moosa filling as Speaker is not exempt. Parliament is supposed to champion the rights of citizens. We cannot question the Ministers, make the Govenrment accountable. All this happens in the Parliament. I do not believe what the Speaker says. Whatever he's saying is to maintain his position. Today, the public must be allowed to witness the proceedings. They cannot be sent off like that.

2 years ago

15:16

Rushdha Rasheed

MP Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Parliament voting system

MDP Parliamentary Group Leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (Ibu) says the session is progressing illegally. He said they were now deliberating on whether to participate in the vote.

He had questioned the voting system in the Parliament, adding that his computer system was not functioning. He added that there were specific voting methods in the Constitution.

2 years ago

15:01

Ahmed Fairooz

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2 years ago

14:49

Rushdha Rasheed

Debate concludes

Debate on Parliament floor over the no confidence motion Parliament Speaker Abdullah Maseeh has concluded. Members only utilized around 43 minutes of the 90 minutes granted for debate. Voting will be held on the motion at 1330 hrs.

2 years ago

14:48

Rushdha Rasheed

Debate: Faisal Naseem

Support the motion. Today we hear of intimidation, but we are not afraid.

2 years ago

14:46

Rushdha Rasheed

MP Anara Naeem's tweet

 

 

MP Anara Naeem's tweet reads as follows:  "delighted with the opportunity today to remedy the issues"

2 years ago

14:43

Rushdha Rasheed

Debate: Riyaz Rasheed

No facts to claims against Maseeh. Opposition will fall to a more desperate state after the vote.

2 years ago

14:40

Rushdha Rasheed

Debate: Abdhu Raheem Abdullah

MP Abdu Raheem: Support roll call. Have not seen a Speaker of such stature as that of Maseeh in the nation's history.

Will defeat Qasim even if he came to [my] Constituency. Maldivians want to keep Maseeh as Speaker.

2 years ago

14:32

Rushdha Rasheed

Debate: Qasim Ibrahim

Qasim: Fully support MP Faris' motion. It is imperative that we remove Maseeh, in order to liberate the powers of the State from the Government.

2 years ago

14:27

Rushdha Rasheed

Debate: MP Ahmed Nihan

MP Ahmed Nihan Hussain has put forward a motion to initiate a roll call for the vote on Parliament Speaker Abdullah Maseeh.

 

Nihan: motion proposed by MPs who cannot accept the progress

2 years ago

14:19

Rushdha Rasheed

MP Maseeh reads out his statement

MP Maseeh: The responsiblity of holding the Govenrment accountable falls on individual Committees. Fifty-two Cabinet Members brought in to Parliament, Ministers summoned to Committeees.

2 years ago

14:14

Rushdha Rasheed

MP Maseeh's statement

MP Abdullah Maseeh says the allegations made against him are baseless, devoid of facts. He adds that he had always worked well within the legal means and limits.

2 years ago

14:13

Rushdha Rasheed

MP Faris reads summary of motion

MP Faris: Parliament not run justly. No opportunity granted to question. Maseeh has allowed his political agenda to cloud his role as Speaker. He has failed to protect the rights of MPs, actively barring them from fulfilling their duties. Due to this, the rights of citizens have been severely impacted, that's why this motion was filed.

2 years ago

14:10

Rushdha Rasheed

MPs in Parliament

 

2 years ago

14:07

Rushdha Rasheed

MP Imthiyaz expresses concern over closed off galleries

 

 

2 years ago

14:05

Rushdha Rasheed

Parliament session begins


 

 

MP Ahmed Nihan's tweet reads as follows: "Parliament Speaker Maseeh has arrived at the Parliament floor to respond to the allegations #YesToMaseeh"

2 years ago

14:01

Rushdha Rasheed

Public must be granted access to Parliament: MP Ali Nizar

MP Ali Nizar's tweet reads as "Public should be able to attend Parliament session under the set procedures. This is the Parliament of the people"

2 years ago

13:58

Rushdha Rasheed

"Govt has lost": Dhiyana Saeed

 

 

2 years ago

13:51

Rushdha Rasheed

Members of NGOs at Parliament lobby

 

 

2 years ago

13:33

Rushdha Rasheed

Public denied access to observe session!

Access has been denied for all, including media, to attend the session for the vote on Speaker.

 

 

2 years ago

13:22

Rushdha Rasheed

MP Mariya urges for unity

MP Mariya Didi's tweet reads as follows:

"There will be a moment in democracy, when Parties work in unison. This is the time for unity,"

 

2 years ago

13:13

Rushdha Rasheed

Statement issued by AP Leader Imran Abdullah

Adhaalath Party Leader Sheikh Imran Abdullah has stated that MPs have to vote in favor of the motion, to free themselves from the shackles, adding that if they failed to do this, then the public will never forgive them for it.

The statement was announced by Adhaalath Party Council Member Shidhatha Shareef. Sheikh Imran said that this was a critical time in the nation, adding that the threat from within was great.

Imran defined the incumbent Government as an unjust one, cruel and such a Government will cause loss of freedom.

2 years ago

12:58

Rushdha Rasheed

This is a golden opportunity, please do not squander it: Maumoon

Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom says the motion to oust Speaker Abdullah Maseeh is a golden opportunity for reform in the nation.

Speaking to RaajjeTV's "Sun Gadi" program, via phone from India, he said the Speaker had to be removed from his position, as he had failed to uphold his mandate and responsibilities as Speaker.

He added that he had confidence the motion will be passed successfully, with 90 percent of PPM had backed the motion. However, Maumoon said the MPs who voted in line with the Government were influenced to do so.

Maumoon, one of the strongest political influencers in the nation, last night publicly announced that he will not back any MP who will vote to keep Maseeh in as the Speaker. This is quite significant, given that almost all MPs from PPM were voted in with Maumoon's support.

2 years ago

12:50

Rushdha Rasheed

Will not stop striving for public rights: Maumoon

Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom late Sunday night posted that he will not stop the work carried out for the rights of the public, adding that this was the reason why he attracts much hate from the public.

 

 

 

2 years ago

12:38

Rushdha Rasheed

PPM-MDA issues three-line whip on Maseeh vote

Parliamentary Groups of Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM) and Maldives Development Alliance (MDA) had issued a three-line whip on the no confidence vote on Speaker Abdullah Maseeh. The whip was issued in a meeting held Sunday night. The whip comes at a time when some MPs from ruling PPM had declared their support for the no-confidence motion.

 

 

MP Jameel Usman's tweet translates as: "PPM, MDA Joint PG issued a three-line whip for Maseeh. With the will of God, #YesMaseeh

2 years ago

12:24

Rushdha Rasheed

Press conference held by security forces Sunday night

Maldives Police Service (MPS) and Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) held a press conference Sunday night, stating that a group was trying to create chaos and upend the political environment in the country.

 

Public has expressed concern over the statement, calling it a political one, designed to create fear in public.

 

 

2 years ago

07:03

Aishath Shaany

No-confidence motion against Maseeh

On Sunday, President Yameen's faction of PPM voted to remove MP Ibrahim Waheed from the party.

Party leader, former President Maumoon called his dismissal "illegal and invalid."

Not long after, the faction, at a council meeting, voted to remove President Maumoon, the party's founder.

Maumoon dismissed the faction of the party’s attempt to remove him from the party, saying it “has not legal standing and cannot dismiss members from PPM”. 

On Sunday night, President Nasheed, in an interview to RaajjeTV, said that Maseeh's no-confidence vote is just the beginning and that they will be submitting motions on cabinet ministers next.

“I believe that we will take the lead in this vote. Members of our parliamentary group have been working tirelessly. They are talking to other parliamentarians as well. From what we know, we will take a huge lead in the vote,” the former President said without revealing much.

At 10:25 pm, Maduvvari MP, Mohamed Ameeth revealed that he will vote 'no' for Maseeh, and called on other MPs to do the same. Maumoon welcomed Ameeth and praised his courage.

Later in the night, President Maumoon gave an interview to RaajjeTV's 'Sungadi', where he said that he remains a member of PPM, and its elected leader. Noting that there are certain ways in which the party leader can be removed, he said this does not fall under any. 

He further noted that Faris has been summoned to police numerous time 'over a case from 10 years ago'.

President Maumoon called on MPs to vote 'no' for Maseeh.

 

 

2 years ago

06:48

Aishath Shaany

No-confidence motion against Maseeh

On Saturday, parliamentary group of PPM and its coalition partner Maldives Development Alliance (MDA) held a press conference, with 41 members including speaker Maseeh, to show support for him and President Yameen's government.

PPM's Yameen faction held a press conference on Saturday

At the press conference, the MPs assured support for Maseeh, who was not given the opportunity to speak.

At the press conference, Inguraidhoo constituency MP Ibrahim Falaah spoke of plans to remove President Maumoon as party leader, while MDA leader, businessman and MP for Meedhoo constituency Ahmed 'Sun' Siyam said that the opposition will fail.

However, Faris Maumoon, who was summoned to the police five times in three days, said that the intimidation was proof that they will win the vote. He made the statement on Friday.

At a rally on Friday, MDP Deputy Chairperson Ali Niyaz said that the reform movement will continue even after the no confidence motion vote on Monday.

2 years ago

06:37

Aishath Shaany

No-confidence motion against Maseeh

Jumhooree Party (JP) joined the opposition movement last week, and its leader Qasim Ibrahim has since been a strong vocal critic of the government.

He had joined the opposition briefly in 2015, but had defected back after authorities started threatening his businesses.

Not long after Qasim joined the opposition, Court cases against his companies were reconvened and rushed. However, Qasim has maintained his stance, and has said that he will not support the government again, "even if they hand me upside down, chop me up and feed me to the crows".

On Friday, leader of the four opposition parties- MDP's Nasheed, PPM's Maumoon, JP's Qasim and Adhaalath Party's Sheikh Imran Abdulla- signed a coalition agreement, ‘to work jointly and together both in parliament and in the political environment'.

  • Maumoon tweet translation: I signed this agreement with the sincere intention of reforming the country, with God’s will.
English translation of the agreement between opposition parties, signed on March 24, 2017

 

2 years ago

06:20

Aishath Shaany

No-confidence motion against Maseeh

Led by Dhiggaru constituency MP Ahmed Faris Maumoon, he was summoned to the Anti-Corruption Commission on March 14.

He described the summoning as "politically motivated harassment".

His father's successor and leader of the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) praised Faris's strength.

Former President Maumoon called on his son to be "strong" adding that "the manipulation of state institutions to harass and intimidate MPs must be stopped".

 

2 years ago

06:17

Aishath Shaany

No-confidence motion against Maseeh

The no-confidence motion was filed with 26 signatures from lawmakers aligned with every party and an independent member.

It was welcomed by former Presidents Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and President Mohamed Nasheed, leaders of Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), respectively.

 

2 years ago

03:49

Aishath Shaany

No-confidence motion against Maseeh

A no-confidence motion against Speaker Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed was submitted on March 8, with the signatures of 26 opposition lawmakers. The motion is spearheaded by Dhiggaru constituency MP Ahmed Faris Maumoon

The six-point motion accuses Maseeh of ‘refusing to ensure’ equality in parliament, disregarding the rule of law, disrespecting the system of checks and balances, disregard for procedure, and ‘subverting’ democracy.

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MPs who voted against the no confidence motion:
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Press: MP Faris Maumoon
21:32
Vote on Parliament Speaker progresses without most of MPs absent
21:02
Parliament session begins
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Police enter MDP office
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Ameen Ibrahim on searching MDP offices
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MPs escorted out of Parliament Chambers
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MPs escorted out of Parliament Chambers
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MPs escorted out of Parliament Chambers
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MPs escorted out of Parliament Chambers
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MPs escorted out of Parliament Chambers
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MPs escorted out of Parliament Chambers
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Parliament session continues
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Parliament session continues
19:59
MP Nihan reports names of 13 MPs had been announced
19:52
MP Eva reports on break down of order in Parliament
19:46
President Nasheed on today's Parliament proceedings
19:39
Voting on no confidence motion
19:35
"Up n up," claims MP Ibrahim Shareef
19:32
Deputy Speaker trying to start voting process
19:31
Voting to start
19:26
MPs overtake Speaker table
19:16
Ex- Minister on roll call vote
19:02
Former Speaker on Parliament
19:00
Protest in Parliament prior to halting session
18:59
Vote was rigged: MPs claim
18:58
Vote was rigged: MPs claim
18:48
Parliament session halted
18:46
Parliament in chaos
18:44
Parliament to vote by using the roll call system
18:37
Voting on the no confidence motion begins
18:28
President Nasheed on vote
18:20
Joint Parliamentary Groups meeting in Parliament
17:52
MP Nihan's tweet
16:59
Ex- President Maumoon on voting system
16:10
President Nasheed on voting system
16:07
Update on arrestee
15:57
One arrested near MDP office
15:53
MP Eva on why they are saying "no to Maseeh"
15:52
RaajjeTV journalists ordered to remain inside premises
15:44
Cannot hold a roll call vote: MP Areef
15:42
Nasheed calls on President Yameen to "stop this heavy handedness"
15:41
Do not believe what the Speaker says: Ali Hussain
15:16
MP Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Parliament voting system
15:01
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14:49
Debate concludes
14:48
Debate: Faisal Naseem
14:46
MP Anara Naeem's tweet
14:43
Debate: Riyaz Rasheed
14:40
Debate: Abdhu Raheem Abdullah
14:32
Debate: Qasim Ibrahim
14:27
Debate: MP Ahmed Nihan
14:19
MP Maseeh reads out his statement
14:14
MP Maseeh's statement
14:13
MP Faris reads summary of motion
14:10
MPs in Parliament
14:07
MP Imthiyaz expresses concern over closed off galleries
14:05
Parliament session begins
14:01
Public must be granted access to Parliament: MP Ali Nizar
13:58
"Govt has lost": Dhiyana Saeed
13:51
Members of NGOs at Parliament lobby
13:33
Public denied access to observe session!
13:22
MP Mariya urges for unity
13:13
Statement issued by AP Leader Imran Abdullah
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This is a golden opportunity, please do not squander it: Maumoon
12:50
Will not stop striving for public rights: Maumoon
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PPM-MDA issues three-line whip on Maseeh vote
12:24
Press conference held by security forces Sunday night
07:03
No-confidence motion against Maseeh
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No-confidence motion against Maseeh
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No-confidence motion against Maseeh
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No-confidence motion against Maseeh
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No-confidence motion against Maseeh
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No-confidence motion against Maseeh