Gayoom not invited to SAARC for precedent, allegations

The Maldivian government will not invite former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom to the upcoming SAARC summit, to be held in Addu City and Fuvahmulah between November 10-11.

According to local media, Foreign Minister Ahmed Naseem yesterday said the allegations against Gayoom of “killing people” and “torture” made it difficult for the government to extend an invitation.

“LTTE [Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam] leader Prabhakaran wasn’t invited to previous SAARC summits because of such allegations against him. So it’s hard for me to do it,” Naseem said earlier on MNBC One.

Local police are currently investigating Gayoom’s son, Gassan Maumoon, for the violent turnout of a protest by ruling party MDP on Thursday, October 20.

Former heads of state are not routinely invited to SAARC summits.


One thought on “Gayoom not invited to SAARC for precedent, allegations”

  1. Naseem, cut the crap excuses you are giving. You didn't invite Maumoon because you still canìt accept the fact that Maumoon is still the most famous leader among Maldivians and you all know you wont win the next election. So you are all trying to humiliate Maumoon in everyway. Nothing will matter to Maumoon even if he is not invitied to the stupid SAARC summit.


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