17 December 2008

Leave Maumoon alone and mind your own business.

It's been a little while since I have not been able to blog. Today I just felt to make a post after watching the Majlis.

During these two weeks I got a chance to watch almost every session of the Majils. I found it more disturbing than interesting. Every member seems to be more interested to make a bit of campaign for the upcoming election and if any time left, to promote the party they support. Then comes the interesting part. Almost every member who does not belong to DRP seems to be very much keen to attack the former president Maumoon. In every sitting I saw waves of attacks on Maumoon and his 30 year regime, the corruptions of Maumoon, the expensive government, the family government and anything and everything about Maumoon.

Let me make it very clear that I am not a supporter of Mr. Maumoon. Indeed I too was looking forward to see a day this country gets a new and fresh leader. And I am glade we got a leader like Mr. Nasheed(Anni) who sacrificed so much to bring democracy to our country.

I am not saying Maumoon was right. I am not saying he did not do anything wrong, nor am I saying that he should not be brought in front of justice. If the members of Parliament are interested to make any case against Maumoon in court or else where, fine, do it! But don't make it an excuse to waste the time of the Parliament sittings. I just cant make any sense when the so called great politicians of our country who claim to be so worried about the people are wasting their precious time. There is a lot to be done. Why then are they bringing the topic of Maumoon in every sitting? Is it just merely because he did so much of wrong to our country, or is it simply making it a good reason to promote themselves? I feel that the second reason is more closer than the first.

Now my point is very simple and clear. If the parliamentarians are interested to make a case against Maumoon in court or Parliament, do it officially in a more political manner rather than running around the bush. Do it or just stop talking about it. In any case don't wast the time spent in Parliament as there is a lot do be done there. Make time for it and don't make very sitting an opportunity to drop a "time bomb"on Maumoon. In another way I'd say leave Maumoon alone and mind your own business.

07 December 2008

Eid Mubaarak

I wish all the muslims a very happy Eid, and pray God for mercy to all muslims.

03 December 2008

smell of democracy

Now I think I do am getting the smell of democracy after so much of hoping. Just few hours back the first home minister of Mr. Nasheedh cabinet has resigned.

First of all I have nothing personnel about Mr. Gasim. Yet, I do believe that this was a right turn in the Maldivian politics.

Reason is very simple. It is we who have been claiming that the business people getting involved with the government senior jobs is not in real interest of the people who are very much in need of a democracy. In the first place itself I never believed that Mr. Gasim becoming the home minister was a good idea. Maybe this was a setback for Mr. Gasim in his dream to become the head of this nation. However it is true that his resignation should come after the events that had folded. There is no single means to accept the "improper behaviour" either from the Police or the MNDF. And there should be no excuse to allow it either. I welcome this move of resignation as a step taken in the path of democracy.

Maybe this is something that many of us would find hard to agree and digest, yet the reality is that this is an essential part of a political system for a newly founded democracy. So, guess form the political chimney of the nation, i smell democracy.

Lets hope our country will prosper as a model and sustainable democratic country.