Celebrities join MDP during Monday night’s rally

Eleven local celebrities have joined the ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) during a special rally of the party held last night at the artificial beach.

They included actor Yousuf Shafeeu ‘Youppe’, his wife, actress Fathimath Fareela, and actors Ziya, Faisal, Muaz ‘Mua’, ‘Dhara Rasheed as well as artists Mohamed Sobah, Ahmed Sameeu, famous musician Ayyuman Shareef and famous directors Ahmed Nimal and Ali Shifau.

‘’I decided to join MDP because it is a kind party and I wanted to serve the people of this nation with those already working for the benefit of the citizens,’’ said Yousuf Shafeeu, addressing the people at the rally and explaining why he decided to join MDP.

President Mohamed Nasheed also addressed people at the rally.

Nasheed said would establish regulations to regulate the dollar market of the Maldives and said ‘’there are dollars in the Maldives and there should be no reason for a dollar shortage.’’

He also noted that the only pledge ‘untouched’ out of the five pledges Maldivian Democratic Party [MDP] made during the presidential elections was the pledge to lower living expenses.

‘’Work has been conducted to reduce the living expense, therefore, the increasing percentage of living expense which was 12 percent has been reduced to five percent,’’ he said.

MDP Parliamentary Group leader MP ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik, MP Ahmed Sameer, MP Imthiyaz Fahmy, as well as MP Mohamed Shifaz, MP Ahmed Easa and Tourism Minister Dr Mariyam Zulfa addressed the attendants of the rally last night.

Moosa in his speech claimed he was “ready to prove” the corruption charges on People’s Alliance Party (PA) leader and Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s half-brother Abdulla Yameen, referring to the allegations that he sold oil in the blackmarket when he was the head of State Trading Organization (STO).


7 thoughts on “Celebrities join MDP during Monday night’s rally”

  1. Moosa has been "ready to prove" for years. The more he shouts about this, the less we believe him!

    The same thing goes for President Nasheed and the dollar. He has had a solution for the dollar shortage problem from the day he came to power. So far, we haven't seen any sign of that solution.

    Clearly, the problem is more complex than he thinks. He's also wrong to say that there are dollars in the Maldives. The truth is dollars do enter the Maldivian economy, but they do not stay here as physical dollars that people can get their hands on.

    Foreign and local investors simply don't have faith in the local banking system to leave dollars here. This is due to economic as well as legal reasons.

    The President's solutions seem to be short term bandages around the problem rather than seeking a long term solution.

  2. And so the MDP falls ever lower and lower. Buying half-wits and nobodies in the hope that they can summon more support for the ailing party.

    Wonder how many blame-games and show-trials remain to bolster this government.

  3. @tsk tsk

    So you think these celebrities are not humans? not people? They are beloved by thousands of people in this country. They have many fans. Can u say the same about yourself?.. SO you think you are more important than these people? You have a pathetic way of looking down on people. What does that say about you? Think about it...

  4. wat ever it takes to make the number growing. wonderful. keep up the good work boys and girls. Every thing is very "ready to prove" but not enough evidence. YOU people were elected to do a job, not ur expressing your self and engange in your hobbies.


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