Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC)’s Chief Executive Officer Adam Azim is furious at the opposition PPM-PNC coalition’s protesters, accusing them of repeatedly blocking public buses in the Male’ City. The opposition protestors have caused chaos by preventing public transport from moving forward, and Azim has expressed deep concern while retweeting a video posted on Twitter, showing a female protester blocking a bus.
Azim expressed that he is not surprised by the opposition’s behavior, as it is common for them to act in such a despicable manner, which rendered MTCC unable to transport people on time. Azim stressed that MTCC’s bus service is a public service and such acts are unacceptable. He also pointed out that the opposition protesters are causing inconvenience to the public and urged the police to take strict action against these uncivilized protestors.
Mee mihaaru aammukoh ebeyfulhun kurahvaa kameh. Raiyyithun gadithakah than thanah gendhiyumah @MTCCPlc ah varah dhathivey migothah amal kurahvaathee. Public transport ah huras neylhumah edhen. @PoliceMv mikalaha naa thauzeebu kanthah kuraa beylhun islaahu kohdhehvaa. https://t.co/F6O21RK7ZB
— Adam Azim (@adamazim) April 12, 2023
The video posted on Twitter shows two protesters, waving flags in front of the PPM headquarters on Boduthakurufaanu Magu. These protesters have drawn criticism from more people on Twitter, calling their actions “uncivilized” and “unacceptable”. The public has been outraged as the protesters are causing traffic jams, which is unacceptable and affecting the lives of the people.
— Zaid Zubair (@ZamaaneeZaid) April 13, 2023
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The PPM-PNC coalition has been staging multiple protests in Male’ City following the sentencing of former president Abdulla Yameen to 11 years in prison for charges of bribery and money laundering on December 25, 2022. These demonstrations frequently cause traffic congestion in the vicinity of the PPM headquarters, leading to grievances from the local community.
What kind of protest is this? It is ridiculous to stop public transport in this manner. pic.twitter.com/OMgCE9CYvQ
— Abudur Raheem (@AbudurRaheem) April 13, 2023
In that bus there might be a mother getting home to her children. a sick person in pain trying to reach for help.There might be so many other cases like that.Ppl really need to understand the purpose of a protest & when/where to do it. When Public is targeted it’s wrong https://t.co/gDXYSYrboQ
— AishathShifana (@aishwajyh) April 13, 2023
The opposition’s protests are politically motivated and are disrupting the peace and well-being of the people. The protesters need to realize that their actions are not only affecting the transport service but are also creating chaos and inconvenience for the public. They should be held accountable for their actions and must exercise their constitutional rights responsibly. The leadership of the PPM-PNC coalition must stop such acts, and the police should take strict action against these uncivilized protesters.