Maldives army surrounds parliament amidst political turmoil
[Dhaka Tribune] The Maldives Army on Sunday surrounded the island’s Parliament as opposition politicians tried to make their way into the premises following the resignation of the Parliamentary Secretary General, The Hindu reports.
The media reported that some opposition politicians had been allowed to enter the premises, despite the heavy military presence, Xinhua reported.
Parliamentary Secretary General Ahmed Mohammed announced his resignation on Sunday morning without citing any specific reason. The move came after the first parliamentary session for 2018, which was due to be held on Monday, was cancelled indefinitely due to security concerns.
Fresh round of turmoil
The Maldives has been plunged into a fresh round of political turmoil after the Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the immediate release of incarcerated
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politicians, including self-exiled former president Mohammed Nasheed.
The Maldivian government on Sunday revealed an imminent move by the country’s top court to have President Abdulla Yameen nabbed
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with the police and army insisting that such an order will not be enforced, local media reported.
Attorney General Mohammed Anil, seated beside the army and police chief on Sunday morning, told news hounds that the government has received information that a Supreme Court order to arrest Yameen was imminent.
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the Attorney General labelled the move as "unconstitutional" and said the police and the army would reject any order by the Supreme Court to have the President arrested.
Posted by: Fred 2018-02-05