At present (24 September), the individuals of Maldives have the chance to expertise what we Malaysians felt on the evening of 9 Could 2018, as a result of their ruling authorities has simply been overthrown!
In keeping with Al Jazeera, opposition chief Ibrahim Mohamed Solih had overwhelmed President Abdulla Yameen within the newest presidential election after Solih secured 58.three per cent of the favored vote.
“We now have received this election with a snug majority. It is a second of happiness. It is a second of hope. It is a second of historical past. “
“I want to name upon President Abdulla Yameen and ask him to respect the need of the individuals and instantly start the graceful transition of energy,” Solih stated on the information convention at midnight.
This sudden victory has crushed Yameen as he was aiming to be the President of Maldives for the second time period. If we’re sincere, the state of affairs within the Maldives was very a lot much like our nation through the election interval.
That’s as a result of the incumbent president was accused of:
- Rigging the election
- Forcing workers of state-owned corporations to vote for his social gathering
- Putting loyalists within the election fee
- Locking up opposition leaders
- Cancelling the voters’ registrations
Sounds acquainted, guys?
Whereas we see the Maldives as a paradise for divers, the Maldivians noticed it as an oppressive nation. President Yameen has been described as an autocratic chief ever since he got here into energy in 2013. It was reported that he had jailed his political rivals together with his half-brother, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom who ran the nation for 30 years. As such, the opposition leaders together with Solih himself fled into exile fearing for his or her security.
Simply so you recognize, upcoming-president Solih is a senior lawmaker from the Maldivian Democratic Get together (MDP), and funnily sufficient, the social gathering’s flag bears a outstanding resemblance to Barisan Nasional’s emblem.
We’re certain the Maldivians have made a proper alternative and hopefully, the brand new authorities below the management of Solih will take the individuals’s curiosity as high precedence, as how our former prime minister used to say, “Rakyat didahulukan, pencapaian diutamakan”.
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