A resolution has been submitted to the Parliament today to determine and take due action against the illegitimate deeds of former President Mohamed Nasheed during his term of office.
As the resolution was put forth by Kaashidhoo constituency MP and Deputy Leader of pro-government Jumhoory Party Abdulla Jabir, opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) legislators erupted in objection where a wave of points of order ensued.
Following the shouts of MDP MPs the submitting of the resolution was delayed, the debate on the resolution commenced after the session settled down twenty minutes later.
Since action was taken against former President Ibrahim Nasir for his unlawful deeds, Jabir while speaking on the resolution calling for similar action against a President of the Maldives, highlighted some of the illegal actions by Nasheed during his term as President.
The points include the lockout of Supreme Court, defying orders of the Courts, issuing illegal orders, unconstitutional acts against the Judges as the Commander in Chief. In addition, misuse of State resources and the blatant actions to undermine the economy and policies of the Maldives, Jabir detailed.
During the debate on the resolution, Jabir further stressed that the President must always act in accordance with the constitution and any violations of the rule must be investigated which is sanctioned by the present constitution.
He also said that the Parliament must have a role in probing allegations of illegal deeds of Nasheed, as such actions might be repeated by future Presidents.
Most MPs who had spoken against the former President had noted the unconstitutional arrests of lawmakers Abdulla Yamin, Gasim Ibrahim, Ahmed Nazim and Criminal Court’s Chief Judge Abdulla Mohamed.
Countering the claims by the pro-government MPs, MDP members had mostly spoken in regard to President Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik and investigating the transfer of power which they alleged had been through a “coup d’état.”
However, the MDP MPs did not broach the allegations of illegal deeds by the former President.
The debate on the resolution was halted after the allotted time expired for today, but the debate on the matter is yet to be concluded.