Saturday, March 14, 2009
Serious Allegations against Former Ministers
Dhivehi Observer (DO) has exposed alleged unexplained payments from the Defense Ministry to former ministers Hamdhun and Ahmed Nazim. (http://doreview.blogspot.com/2009/03/leaked-documents-from-defence-ministry.html ) Many people believe that if these ‘special expenditures’ were actually made, they could have had something to do with the violent mobs that attacked political gatherings. So far, the concerned ministers have made any no denials. This has led to further speculation.
The following is a chronology of events that occurred around the time the alleged payments were made. This blog wishes to make it very clear that this chronology does not in any way suggest or claim that the events mentioned have any relationship to one another.
30 April 2005: MDP Chairman Mohamed Nasheed arrives in the Maldives from his self exile, to strengthen party activities. On arrival in Male his entourage was attacked by thugs near IGMH.
4 May 2005: Hamdhun Hameed (allegedly) receives Rf 110,000 from the Defense Ministry for undisclosed ‘special’ expenditure.
6 May 2005: Thugs go on rampage in Esjehi Gallery and Al Fresco, and threatening the owners with dire consequents if they continue to serve MDP Chairman and his supporters.
8 May 2005: Authorities erect floodlights to prevent MDP from gathering at West Park area.
12/13 August 2005: Reformists plan prolonged rally in Republic Square to mark the first anniversary of Black Friday rally . Thugs disrupt rally.
16 August 2005: Ahmed Nazim (allegedly) receives Rf 20,000 from the Defense Ministry for undisclosed ‘special’ expenditure.