Showing posts from April, 2009

Is MDP selling Maldives.

MDP is selling Maldives. This has become on of the big topics of the week. Politicians seems to be very much in love with the issue. We need to seriously look at the matter if we hear that our nation is going to be sold. At least that's what I feel. Lets see whats going on. This topic was first taken by IDP leader Umar Naseer as far as my knowledge, with regard to increasing the tourist resorts lease period to another 15 years making it to a total of 50years. DRP followed, but of causue with hesitation and caution as some DRP leaders too will benefit if the change was ever done. Mr. Gasim Ibrahim and his fellow member of the Jumhooree Party were extremely silent on this matter. No wonder! Mr Gasim owns a couple of resorts too. After few protests the topic went off. NOW , it seems the problem is even more critical. The only International Air Port in the country is going to be sold!!! (hey, don't tell me that we have 2 International Air Ports. I'm from Addu:P.. I know the tru

Auditing the Auditor General

According to Auditor general office official website, Mr. Ibrahim Naeem was appointed as the first independent Auditor General of Maldives on 16th January 2008. I still did not forget the very promising speech that he gave in his first news conference. According to the official website of the Auditor general, they mainly focus on performance audit, governance audit and risk based audits. Well and good. I just have few things that keeps disturbing me to believe that our auditor general is as independent as he should be. A track record of the audit history itself is a bit difficult to understand. So far 17 audit reports is been published. Since the commence of Auditor generals office in January 2008, the first audit report was published on 29th May 2008. This was followed by two reports in June and one in September. Then came the big month of our presidential election. 8 audit reports were published on October 2008 which also included, the Audit report of the Presidential Office which t

God made a mistake???

ooh........... I should never say it right? Yes I didn't want to say. Yet its something many of us say. If saying that goes like "silence speaks louder than words"...well, then they say it more than me. Come on! I said it with a word, they say it with actions(guess worse than silence too) Don't ask me why I said this. You'd GET THE ANSWER FROM HERE . We show the facts. You know the rest . So you can decide. Photo:</

Oi Anii....Oi Raeesu....Oi Nasheedhu...

Just like president Nasheed asked himself last night when launching the campaign, if he should talks such things, I also asked myself if I should call the president like this! I think time has come for me to call like that even. Oi Anni. Did you know that our country is going to a very wrong path. Jail was burnt, prisoners are ruling the jail,religious extremism is expanding and growing. Today we saw in headlines that there are improvised explosive device (IED)are found in jail which is, meant to be the place where people are kept for punishment. OK. Something may happen. But who will take the responsibility. Anni... There is a Parliament in this country. There are rules and regulations. The government must be responsible and answerable for what they do. Is there anyone in this government to take the responsibility of what is going on in the jail? The counselor who was in charge of jail all these days resigned saying that the government was no facilitating to improve jail conditions.