Former President of Maldives speaks to News 1st (Video)

Former President of Maldives speaks to News 1st (Video)

By Lahiru Fernando

Jan 30, 2015 | 11:01 pm

Former President of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed says that his Maldivian Democratic Party has joined  with other parties in Parliament, to make the government of President Abdullah Yameen, more accountable.

He made this statement in an exclusive interview with News 1st’s Shameer Rasooldeen.

Please watch video.

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Shameer:
–What is the current Political landscape in Maldives right now?.–

Nasheed:
–President Yameen has lost the confidence of the alliance that he came into government with. The Jumhoree party leader Kaseem has left the coalition also the conservative… party has also left the coalition. This puts President Yameen into a very difficult position. Both these parties has come up to the Maldivian Democratic party,our party,to form a Parliamentary alliance to  make the government more accountable.–

Shameer:
–You’ll went through a Democratic Process in terms of the Presidential Elections,now you are saying that you’ll are planning to take control of the Parliament. Is this a Democratic way to move forward in the country like the Maldives and you being the champion of democracy in  the Maldives over the last few years?.–

Nahseed:
–I think there is nothing undemocratic about this. It’s transparent and also mind you this is very very necessary for us to move along a more democratic trajectory where we  must be able to have a stable democracy.–

Shameer:
–One of the accusations leveled against you is the fact that you are acting based on the whims and fancies of western countries like the united Kingdom and the United states and you are not working towards the betterment of people in the Maldives. How far is this allegation true. Are you trying again to fulfill the whims of the international community?–

Nasheed:
–We should not be removed from the international world we live in a interconnected and dependent community. What happens in Sri Lanka has a strong impact in the Maldives and what happens elsewhere (credit dalbir). We deny completely on Europe foreign (unclear) Most of the tourist that comes here,more than 50 percent of tourist arrival to the Maldives are from Europe and therefore we must a amicable relationship with these people. It is nothing got to do with what response, its everything to do with what the people in the Maldives wants.–