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Gaasim's speech. Simply failed

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Yesterday night we saw the official launch of presidential candidate and the famous business man, Mr. Gaasim Ibrahim. I did notice something in his speech. When he started his speech he attacked the members who accuse him of been working for his own self interest. He said:- އަޅުގަނޑުގެ ވަރަށް ބޮޑު އަމިއްލަ އެދުމެއް އެބައޮތް. އެއެދުމަކީ ދިވެހިރައްޔިތުން އެދޭ ބަދަލުތައް ދިވެހިރައްޔިތުންނަށް ގެނެސްދިނުމާއި ތިޔަބޭފުޅުން އެދިވަޑައިގަންނަވަމުންދާ ތަފާތު ކަންތައްތައް ހާސިލްކޮށްދިނުމާއި އަދި ރާއްޖޭގެ ރައްޔިތުންގެ ތެރެއިން ކަންތައްތަކަށް ދަތިވެފައިވާ, އުނދަގޫވެފައިވާ މީހުންގެ ދަތިތައް ފިލުވައިދިނުން Here Mr. Gaasim says something that I like to know more about. “ amilla edhun ” so I went to radheef in check it out. When I checked it, unfortunately it didn’t go much in favor of Mr. Gaasim. It says:- ހަމައެކަނި ތިމާޔަށްމޮޅުވާގޮތް ހޯދުމަށް އެދޭ އެދުން If so, is Mr. Gaasim going to be a president of our country? Can you really eat bread so that my hunger will go away? Or is it just like many sa

Worst mistake

I have been reading Jazeera online since I came to Male’ on January 2008. As someone who hopes to be in journalism everyday I try to keep commenting Jazeera in the same name as by blog ( alif laam gaaf) . As a result it has become almost like my habit to read almost all the articles every day. Here I would like to share with you the worst mistake I have seen so far in the newspaper. Today there was an article about OPEC oil supply. It says…”OPEC ge theluge supply mimahu ithuruvaane elhumun.” (އޯޕެކް ތެލުގެ ސަޕްލައި މިމަހު އިތުރުވާނެ އެޅުމުން ) Yes! That’s the exact quote of the topic. I was wondering what on earth should be added!! I think it should be something like this: - OPEC ge theluge supply mimahu ithuruvaane ……………… elhumun. Maybe you can fill the blank. Had I been the given the chance to do it, I’d surely add my favorite DhiFM News, Addu Bondi, rihakuru, Onion, and of cause some Nippon paint to make it colorful. Now it’s your turn. Tell me what you will add to this. Hope I

Slipper Lock of 21st Century ( A real one)

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Tonight I went to Masjidhul Bahaaudheen ( Maaveyo Miskih) for the Maghrib prayer. Just before I entered the mosque, my eyes caught something. So thought to share with you my very unusual experience of seen a slipper locked like a baggage locked for a journey. So me and two of my friends took a photo. And here it is. I wonder what will be the comments that I get for the post!!! Maybe it reflects the situation of our country or maybe it could even mean an "act of a different guy". just lets see dho:) I thank my two friends who helped me.

An Open Letter to President Maumoon.

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To: The President of Republic of Maldives Dear Sir, I am not a member of your political party (DRP), and am not a member of Civil Service or even any other political parties. I am neither a writer, nor someone good in writing or fluent in English. Yet, as a citizen of the country I do believe I can write a letter to you in the way that I can and sent to you in the way I am able to. I politely apologize to you as I will not be able to write as nicely as the resource editor of DRP sponsored Hamaroalhi Mr. Ahmed Nihaan Hussain Manik did. Mr. President. As you are more aware of than me, there are just two schools in this country where Arab language is been taught. And these two are in the capital Male’. Since my parents are not from Male’, I was living and studying in my home island, Addu atoll Hithadhoo. The

Economizing in the best way...12 new cars

Maldives is going thorough one of the biggest setbacks of economics situations in the recent history. The prices are rising more than ever before. One thing for sure is that prices are increasing. Since I don’t know the real figure I will not say that our inflation is at this particular rate. However, according to IMF they forecasted it to be at 7% (IMF site); MDP says it is 9 %( MDP site) and the government put it as just an increase of 1.40 by June 2008(ministry of planning and national development website). Now which one is right? I leave it for you. My point is simple. There is inflation in Maldives and it is increasing. If we don’t want to make another Zimbabwe case here, we need to be more responsible than we are. Zimbabwe already has a record inflation of over 165,000%, according to IMF. I am not saying that we are in such a situation. But are we going to act on now or will we also, make the same mistake of wait and see? Very often we hear about economizing these days. But the

The Wheel is turning backwards… We need to fix soon. (2)

Development is what everyone looks forward to. It is the dream of every person, family, society and nation to develop in one way or the other. However, achieving development is easier to be said than done. Social values...as if it never existed . Maldivians have been living on their small island peacefully for several centuries, with their own values, beliefs, customs and a way of life. Yet things have started changing quiet fast. Talking about any change is no a simple job. So, I'd rather get to the safe side and talk about myself. Myself here i mean not who I am but what I am. As a youth of this country, I like to share my views about the state of social values that the youth of today believes in. A whistle to a girl on the street makes you cool. Yo man!! A dyed hair with a good spike makes you smart. Been a part of one group or another makes you powerful. If not drugs, at least a cigarette will make you a real man. Respecting elders and parents lets you down and shouting and

WHO will get the big seat?

This is the big question everyone is asking now. Here I am giving you a chance to give YOUR SAY and share your views about this. Just be free to give a vote to the person whom you really think will win the Maldives 2008 Elections . Give a vote. Share with your friends too. After all this is our country and every single vote counts a lot. No matter how much you want it to be, a 99 will never be a 100 unless you add another 1 to it!!! EVERY VOTE COUNTS.

Party Vs Partey

Parties and Parteys may be the most well known words that we have in our society today. Party, I am sure I don’t have to explain any more. Parteys of cause is a new word that we started using recently as a nick name for drug addicts. Quiet different terms, you may think. But when I look at the two words, or the groups I do see more than enough similarities. Parteys are very common in Maldives. There are a large percentage of youths involved in the using of drugs though it is not something good in anyway. Likewise, so many people are involved in politics, though just few of them reach their destination. Parteys are famous as gangsters who have very good relation among themselves. Indeed that is why we call them Parteys. If so, how about the many factions of politicians joining and forming their own interest groups? And simply like Parteys we call their groups Parties!! In Maldives we see politicians moving from one party to another just as if they are changing their shirts. They fail t

Too many foul in the first half

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“Politics is a dirty game.” I still remember this sentence as a teacher of mine said seven years back. If politic ever was a game, surely that game is been played here in Maldives in the past 3 to 4 years. Unlike before, now there are two teams on the ground; the government and the oppositions. Today as the president ratified and the country adopted the new constitution, let’s look back and see how well we have done. We are trying to bring democracy to our country. In order to achieve this goal, we need to change the constitution and implement the changes to the political system accordingly. Now the constitution is rectified, we have reached the half time of the match. Let’s look back! There will be more than enough to talk about what went well, so I’d talk about what didn’t go as it should. Government The announcement of the Reform Agenda by the president Maumoon Abdul Gayyom, on 9th June 2004 was followed by days the history of this nation cannot afford to forget. The huge prote

26th July …a lie in history

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26th July is the independence day of Maldives. A day we have celebrated since 1965. As it is very well known, it is the day the country got independence from Britain. Let us first look at what independence is. According to the Collins Concise Oxford Dictionary, the word independent means, “free from the controls in action judgment etc…” in this case we can take the independence of Maldives in two ways. Either we are not independent even now, or we were independent even before 1965. If we look at the part of control on others, I wonder how many countries are having the control of their actions. Are we really in control of our actions and reactions or are we simply having a puppet show of independence? One thing is sure. Maldives has signed many treaties requiring several obligations to be fulfilled. We are also part of the international community. In this process, there are times that we don’t act the way we want to and times where we act in the way that we don’t want to act