Three of former President Mohamed Nasheed’s ministers and their wives were attacked yesterday midnight around midnight, reports Haveeru. A council member of the Progressive Party of the Maldives, Ahmed ‘Maaz’ Saleem, was also attacked an hour earlier.
According to Haveeru, those attacked included Hassan Latheef, the former minister of human resources, youth and sports, Hassan Afeef, the former minister of home affairs and Mohamed Shihab, the former minister of home affairs, and later Nasheed’s political advisor.
The attack happened at around 12:30am near the KAM hotel, while the ministers were on their way home after the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) rally held at Artificial Beach. Hassan Latheef and Mohamed Shihab were with their wives on separate motorcycle, while Hassan Afeef was riding another motorcycle when the attack happened.
In an interview with local media, Shihab said that all the ministers and their wives suffered minor injuries. He also alleged that the attackers included members of Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom’s Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM).
President Waheed expressed his disappointment with the attacks on the ministers on his official twitter account.