Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed has issued a warning to Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) MPs, threatening to hinder their ability to travel abroad.
Nasheed’s frustration is aimed at MDP MPs, accusing them of having communicated with the organizers of an ongoing conference in Dubai in an attempt to prevent his participation in the event. In a message sent to a WhatsApp group of Parliament members, Nasheed stated that the actions of these members would only serve to expose them.
Referring to the election of MDP Hinnavaru MP Jeehan Mahmood as the chair of the IPU Committee on Democracy and Human Rights, Nasheed declared that MDP members would be removed from such positions. He emphasized his intention to restrict MDP members from traveling to foreign countries and directed his warning specifically at MDP parliamentary group leader Mohamed Aslam. Nasheed further cautioned that the losses faced by MDP in the future would be even more detrimental.
“We will ensure that MDP members are unable to travel to foreign countries,” Nasheed wrote.
MDP members claim that Nasheed traveled to Dubai to obstruct a no-confidence motion against him in Parliament and the Supreme Court.