Dismissed human rights minister alleges “assassination” plot against former President Nasheed

Former Human Rights Minister and one time SAARC Secretary General Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed has alleged certain figures behind protests leading to the controversial transfer of power on February 7 had also planned to assassinate former President Mohamed Nasheed.

The allegations from Saeed, who was recently dismissed as the government’s Human Rights Minister, were raised in a personal memoir entitled “Silent inquiry: A Personal Memoir on the issue of the Transfer of Powers on the 7th of February 2012” obtained by Minivan News.

In the document, Saeed describes the reasons for her involvement in the anti-government protests led by then opposition leaders, while also alleging that President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik’s government had attempted to manipulate the outcome of the Commonwealth-backed Commission of National Inquiry (CNI) report.

Saeed has also accused President Waheed – then vice president – of taking a direct role in efforts to remove Nasheed from office in the run up to February 7.  The president has denied all allegations of his direct involvement in the transfer of power.

The CNI’s findings, welcomed by the Commonwealth, US and the UN, rejected accusations that the present government came to power illegally, despite claims from former President Nasheed that the report’s conclusions were flawed and failed to include key witness statements and evidence.

The President’s Office has today dismissed the allegations that the government had sought to manipulate the CNI report’s as “entirely baseless”, while questioning the motive and timing of the accusations raised by Saeed.

Speaking to Minivan News, Saeed claimed that she had decided to release the information because she believed that the public had a right to know about “such a crime against the state” alleged to have been committed by President Waheed and his allies.

Attempts to assassinate President Nasheed

Saeed’s memoirs recounted a conversation on the morning of February 6 with a “friend and a long-standing political associate” whom she had identified only as “X”.

During her conversation with X, Saeed wrote that the idea of “taking out” president Nasheed came up.

“I understood that to mean an impeachment motion and I knew the opposition didn’t have that kind of numbers so I asked how that was possible. He replied that according to ‘them’ there were many methods, that one of them could go in a technician’s guise, fix the air conditioning and that could do the job. Instantly, I understood that he meant a lethal gas and that he was talking about an assassination,” she wrote.

Saeed said she objected to the idea of an assassinating President Nasheed.

“He dismissed my objections and went on to say that there were people who were ready to shoot Nasheed upfront and they had, among them, the children of those who died on November 3, 1988 [Coup D’état],” she wrote.

Nonetheless, Saeed claimed that the idea of an “upfront” assassination was quickly disregarded, citing the consequences, potentially including an international criminal investigation into an assassination of a head of state.

Saeed went on to allege that should such an attack have been carried out, it would not be the first attempt on President Nasheed’s life.

She accused a group of two to three unidentified military officials in late January 2012 of visiting the then state broadcaster Maldives National Broadcasting Corporation (MNBC) as part of a possible plot.

“They had said the president would be appearing in the [local TV variety show] Heyanbo and would be at the studio for a recording. Then, they had measured the entire distance from the entrance, through the corridors to the studio. They had gone into the studio and drawn diagrams including the wiring above,” she claimed.

“At the time, there had been a hushed and contained talk within select MNBC 1 staff about a staff member being approached to talk about an ‘accidental’ fire from a short of the wires in the studio.  MNBC 1 was a very old building with bad wiring which even now causes problems and an ‘accidental’ fire might be regarded as natural. I was given this information from a reliable source, but I will not disclose the source for safety reasons,” she wrote.

A second plan was alleged by Saeed to have been plotted to take place in an event where the Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) were to display firing of live arms at a ceremonial event.

“The firing was ceremonial and it was to happen with the Commander of the Armed Forces. That is President Nasheed, standing in a designated position. When the preparation for the ceremony was underway, a mid-ranking officer had reported that he had come to know of a plan to shoot the President ‘accidentally.’ This had resulted in an investigation,” she claimed.

However, according to her account, this was quickly dismissed by the officers in charge stating that an accidental firing was impossible because the weapon would be fixed in a particular position. Due to a conflicting schedule with an another ceremony, the MNDF ceremony took place with then Vice President Waheed as the chief guest.

Pre-planned deposing of Nasheed

Saeed suggested measures were also planned by alleged perpetrators  to guarantee then Vice President Waheed’s loyalty towards opposition forces rather than Nasheed’s Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) in power at the time.

According to Saeeds’s account, this was achieved through re-igniting the pre-existing conflicts between Waheed and the MDP by sending a group of key opposition figures to meet him.  These political figures were involved in the anti-government protests that began on January 2012 following the controversial detention by the military of Chief Judge of Criminal Court Abdulla Mohamed.

“[X] then told me that their first step had been to create a clash between Waheed and MDP in order to ensure that Waheed would not be able to take over MDP and that’s the reason [Progressive Party of Maldives Interim Deputy Leader Umar Naseer] was sent to Waheed few nights back where after his meeting with the Vice President, he stood outside Waheed’s residence and announced to the country that Waheed was ready to take over from Nasheed. X then repeated that everything was now set for Nasheed to be ‘taken-out.’ I asked him when this taking-out would happen and he said soon,” she recalled.

Saeed alleged that it was no coincidence that February 7 was the exact date by which Nasheed had planned to declare all the courts except the Supreme Court unconstitutional by presidential decree.

“If President Nasheed had carried out that move and despite the constitutional challenges, won the move, it would disarm the old guards in the opposition who still had, to some extent, a hold on the judiciary.  That could be the reason why February 7th was decided upon – that it was the now or never moment,” she claimed.

“In addition, the ongoing civil alliance protest was a bonus in that it would provide the perfect cover,” she added.

As events unfolded, and after Nasheed officially resigned from office on February 7, Saeed said she appeared on the then opposition-aligned local broadcaster DhiTV. After her appearance, she claimed that she received an SMS by “X” asking her whether she “believed” him now.  This SMS message she said did not initially sound suspicious, therefore replied back questioning whether X was “bragging”.

“I remained there, outside the DhiTV building conscious that something very wrong had happened but I couldn’t quite grasp the reality and enormity of what had possibly taken place.  The events that had unfolded and that were manifest before our eyes had seemed spontaneous enough,” she recalled.

However, Saeed claimed that she was tormented by the events that took place, not knowing whether to believe that Nasheed left office within lawful grounds or whether something else had taken place behind the scenes.

“The politics was so bitter, so deeply divided and so polarised that if I happened to confide in the wrong person I thought what I had to say would be reported to the wrong people and covered up,” she admitted.

After a heavy-handed police crackdown on pro-Nasheed protesters following his resignation, Saeed claimed that she sent an SMS again to “X” asking what would happen next as Nasheed had gained a large support base after announcing that he was ousted in a coup.

The reply she got from X, Saeed claimed, was not to worry and that Nasheed would now have to be “finished within constitutional and legal bounds” and that “they had many tricks to play”.

“This [SMS Message] took a load off my chest. I understood it to mean that whatever stand-by plans X and his associates may have had and still had, there would be no attempt or no further attempt on President Nasheed’s life,” she wrote.

Military misconduct on February 7

Aside from the assassination allegations she has raised, Saeed also criticised the findings of the CNI report.

She noted particular concern over the report’s silence on the military officials who had joined the rebellion and the CNI’s failure to refer to the concept of mutiny in the Defence Forces Act.

In the account, Saeed also shared her information on what happened within the MNDF barracks on February 7.

“It may not be publicly known but it is known within the military that on the morning of February 7, prior to President Nasheed’s resignation, then Brigadier General Ahmed Shiyam was purportedly appointed as the Acting Chief of Defence Force,” she wrote.

She claimed that there were no legitimate grounds for Brigadier General Shiyam to be appointed as acting chief of defence force by ex-serviceman, Nazim who, “it is clear, lacked the authority to issue such an order”.

She also argued that while the defence base was on red alert, some officers had abandoned the headquarters in breach of the Defence Forces Act.

“It has also been reported that on February 7, when the MNDF was in red alert and when most of the military had been in rank and file, four senior officers, Solih Moosa of MNDF, Captain Amanullah, First Lieutenant, Adnan and Captain Riyaz (BK) had reportedly left their positions, abandoning their duties,” she wrote.

In another incident highlighted in her account, five Special Protection Group (SPG) officers – under the leadership of Staff Sergeant Rikaaz – had defied President Nasheed, openly claimed that they were following direct orders of then Vice President Waheed and attempted to take weapons that were under the control of the marines.

“Other incidents included open defiance and the use of profanities against seniors in breach of the law, protocol and military custom. It was perhaps for this reason that CNI was denied access to the footage from cameras located within the MNDF Headquarters. It would have shown manifest wrongdoing on the part of the military,” she wrote.

Saeed also maintained that information in her account were received from reliable sources placed within the military, who had also conveyed the same information to CNI.

Allegations against former Defence Minister Tholhath

Saeed’s memoir also alleged that former Defence Minister Tholhath Ibrahim Kaleyfaanu played a pivotal role in the fall of former President Nasheed, claiming that he had breached the Defence Forces Act by exercising his powers beyond legal bounds.

“Tholhath also stands accused of bringing several changes within the structure of MNDF to facilitate this move such as reportedly giving promotion three times within three months to Major Adnan to enable him to be placed in the intelligence section,” she alleged.

She also alleged that the defence minister aggravated the already heated situation by throwing a smoke canister towards protesting police on Republican Square during a “stand-off” between the two institutions.

“The move on the defence minister’s part was outside the role of the minister prescribed by section 10 of the Military Act and it was also in breach of established protocol and rules of engagement,” she added.

Saeed further claimed that Tholhath was in “serious debt” at the time.

“Those people to whom he owed money reportedly included mid ranking military officers as well as top military personnel if indeed, Tholhath was in financial hardship and he had been partly assisted out of that hardship, there could be a motive to lie. In the light of the serious allegations involved, it is disappointing that CNI did not examine his accounts,” she claimed.

Government’s hesitance to be bound by the outcome of Commission of National Inquiry

Despite rejecting initial invitations to join President Waheed’s cabinet, Saeed claimed that she gave the administration the “benefit of doubt” and opted to join the government after Nasheed failed to prove his claim of being removed in a “coup d’etat”.  She contended that he had been given a “just and fair opportunity” to do so at the time, and that she had genuinely believed that Waheed did not know of any plans to “take out” Nasheed.

She was immediately given the task to defend the new government upon taking the position of Human Rights minister after Maldives had been placed in the formal agenda of Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG).

CMAG had at the time called on the government to reconstitute the CNI after it raised serious questions on the impartiality of the initial three-member panel that included former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s defence minister.

She claims that the government had refused to accept a clause in the initial Terms of Reference (ToR) – which stated that all parties will consider the “findings of CNI report final and binding” – that the Commonwealth had proposed with its recommendations to reconstitute the CNI.

“At some point in the talks, the Attorney General Azima Shukoor whispered to me that this clause needed to be removed because if the CNI made a finding of culpability on the part of Commissioner of Police Abdulla Riyaz and Defense Minister Mohamed Nazim and recommended that action be taken against them, a final and binding clause might bar them from challenging the finding in the courts.

“In other words, the ‘final and binding’ clause was removed in order to pave way for Riyaz and Nazim, the [Waheed Government’s] Commissioner of Police and the Minister of  Defence respectively, to challenge the CNI’s finding in the event culpability is found on their part,” she wrote.

“In essence, this meant the Government had no intention to be bound by CNI’s findings – unless CNI’s findings suited the Government,” she added.

Defence Minister Nazim’s plan to harass Nasheed’s initial nominee for CNI

After adhering to the demands from the Commonwealth to reconstitute the CNI, the government offered President Nasheed the opportunity to appoint a nominee to the inquiry commission that met an eligibility criterion set out as per the government’s agreement with commonwealth.

Almost all of Nasheed’s names were rejected except that of former school Principal Ahmed ‘Gahaa’ Saeed. Prior to accepting Saeed’s name, the name of former Finance Minister Mohamed Shihab’s daughter Manaal Shihab was floated in the media as a possible nominee of Nasheed.

Saeed claimed in her memoirs that Defence Minister Nazim had urged the government to accept Manaal Shihab’s name and had planned to harass and intimidate her.

“Defence Minister Nazim said we should accept the nomination adding that he had instructed a background check. A background check was normal and legitimate but what he indicated next wasn’t either normal or legitimate. He said they would commence harassment of Manaal from the moment she is appointed to CNI. I remember bantering on to find out whether he really meant that, whether he intended to have President Nasheed’s nominee harassed,” she revealed.

However, Manaal Shihab’s name was withdrawn by the MDP, who had later proposed ‘Gahaa’ Saeed instead. The government at the time had said that even though ‘Gahaa’ Saeed, like all the other nominees proposed by President Nasheed, had not met the government’s eligibility criterion, it would accept the nomination.

However, Saeed argued that the acceptance was made amidst immense pressure from the commonwealth.

Tapping of Commissioner Ahmed ‘Gahaa’ Saeed’s phone

The memoirs allege that even though ‘Gahaa’ Saeed was not harassed, his phone was tapped and the government had been continuously listening to phone conversations, including a conversation between himself and the Commonwealth’s Special Envoy to the Maldives, Sir Don McKinnon.

“The implication that the Commissioner’s phone was tapped didn’t surprise me because the Defence Minister had previously mentioned a telephone conversation that [Sir Don McKinnon] had allegedly had with the commissioner. If my memory serves me right, he had even said they had the recording,” she wrote.

According to Saeed’s memoirs, she had previously asked Nazim whether he would or would not ‘bug’ the investigation room where CNI members took the interviews, but Nazim had at the time dismissed such ideas in vague responses.

However, on one particular day after a high level meeting to discuss on the matter of Maldives being on the formal agenda of CMAG, Saeed recalled an encounter with the Defence Minister.

“I don’t remember what exactly led to the subject of bugging. I may have asked as I had done in the past. He said that the place where CNI had conducted its inquiry was bugged, then made a sweeping gesture and said, even that very room was bugged,” she recalled.

President Waheed’s hand tainted

Saeed claimed she initially believed President Waheed had no knowledge of plans to try and ouster Nasheed prior to his resignation.  However, she said to have later discovered that Waheed too had a role in the controversial toppling of Nasheed, claiming that the President had prior knowledge of what would possibly happen in February.

In her memoir, Saeed refers to another person, identified as “Y” – described as a “trusted friend” – who had a responsibility to oversee independent institutions of the state.

According to Saeed, she had met the figure to discuss perceived inconsistencies in the Human Rights Commission of Maldives (HRCM)’s report on February 7.

“After a discussion of those issues, I told him that there was another reason which made me doubt HRCM’s conclusion. I then told him everything I had been told by X on the February 6 right down to the ‘Now you believe me?’ text I had received from ‘X’ on February 7. The only thing I didn’t tell him was X’s identity,” she wrote.

Saeed claimed “Y” also shared a secret that surprised her.

“A week before the now disputed resignation of President Nasheed, his Vice President had invited ‘Y’ to his residence for dinner. After dinner, when he was about to leave, when he was bending over to put on his shoes, the Vice President had bent over and whispered into his ears, that things would be difficult in the coming week and whether ‘Y’ would help him. ‘Y’, not suspecting that anything out of the ordinary would happen in the coming week had assured the Vice President that he would indeed help him,” she claimed.

Apart from the conversations, Saeed also alleged that “Y” was offered the vacant vice presidents position should President Waheed ascend to the presidency.

She claimed the unidentified figure had declined the offer, going on to write that “Y” would have made a formidable vice president stating that he was “highly skilled and adept at analysis” and was also “an eloquent speaker”.

Saeed claimed that it was Waheed’s “selective” announcement of findings of CNI report had “finally shattered” her faith in his integrity as president.

Saeed accused Dr Waheed of deliberately omitting the findings on police brutality during the press briefing given by the president announcing the findings of CNI,.

“I felt that it was a crime to stay silent [following the announcement]. I called my technical adviser, one of the most competent lawyers I knew and a trusted friend into my office and asked her whether she thought silence amounted to complicity and whether my silence would bar me from entering paradise on the Day of Judgement,” she wrote.

Saeed also alleged that Waheed had also deliberately ignored calls from President Nasheed during the turmoil of February 7.

“[But] he was in continuous contact with people opposing the government. In fact, he promptly answered my messages and calls on the night of February 6 and morning of February 7. He had even called top ranking military personnel and in some instances, reportedly urged and encouraged them to oppose President Nasheed. He did all that and yet, he did not initiate a call to his own president nor did he answer or return the president’s call when the president attempted to contact him twice,” she wrote.

This action, Dhiyana said was “highly significant” because as vice president Waheed had a “constitutional, legal and moral duty to assist Nasheed” and he failed to discharge those duties and had “willfully ignored those duties”.


“I weighed all this together and I could not ignore the logical conclusion – that key players had engineered and orchestrated the events, that President Nasheed had not resigned voluntarily as he asserted and that Waheed was possibly complicit. I believe further, that had President Nasheed not resigned ‘voluntarily’ that day he would have been killed in a way that would not be apparent as a killing – perhaps ‘accidentally’ in a cross-fire in the MNDF or at the hands of the enraged public in the manner of Amin Didi, the first President of the Republic,” Saeed wrote in conclusion.

She added that only an international criminal investigation that is “independent, impartial and comprehensive” can uncover the truth behind the controversial transfer of power on February 7, 2012.

Government response

President’s Office Media Secretary Masood Imad today dismissed allegations that members of the Waheed administration has sought to cover up or manipulate the CNI’s findings, adding that authorities had no involvement in the final report’s conclusions.

Conversely, Masood said that the government was concerned at the time that the MDP had been appointed a representative on the CNI panel, claiming President Waheed and his administration had no representation or “voice” in the process.

“If I’m honest, we didn’t know what the hell [the CNI panel] would come out with in their findings,” he said.

Masood was also critical of the timing of the allegations being released.

“If [Saeed] was being honest, she would have raised these issues while she was still a serving minister,” he said.  “Why is she talking now after quitting or being dismissed from government?  This is not very professional and she should be more responsible.”


75 thoughts on “Dismissed human rights minister alleges “assassination” plot against former President Nasheed”

  1. Dhiyana was at the forefront in the protests against Anni. She called Anni a dictator and various other names along with her husband.

    So, what changed now? Obviously, she is lying or was part of the "assassination" previously. (till her husband, Jabir) was arrested in an island for violating regulations.)

  2. Dhiyana to a new level! Why is she even in the field of Politics for the love of god!!!!!! What a joke.. The most shameless couple I have ever encountered!!!!

  3. Long time before the coup Friend of Maldives frame work lila kalid live in Tsunami Shelter, her mother Nasir Told me this,before the arrest Gayoom they are ggoing to remove Anni and hang him.

    I did reported this to Anni's brother and David Hardingum.

    Nasira's father was a strong person of Gayoom filling a post assistant Aoll chief of Raa Atoll.David will know some name behind this inside M.D.P becaus the were using the name of Friends of Maldives as there are the owners and been back by gayoom.

    Lila Kalid Nad Nasire were the fist to there interview in Minivan Radio.Radio Miami broadcast from Salisbury.

  4. We knew all this all these time, Dhiyana took a tortured husband to realise this is how it all happened!

  5. The obvious stake holders comment started . Nasheed would have been killed if not he resigned. Government even now taps the phones of over 100s of pro nasheed supporters. Dhiyana had a stake in bring the coup thats a fact. India had a stake bringing the coup, maumoon the puppet master and planner of all killings happened in the recent history of maldives is very capable person of all this. But what now , india pissed dhiyana pissed and commonwealth and UN fooled. BRAVO nazim riyaz and waheedh. U-rising has begun, it will end bitter. No-one can stop it or control it anymore. X

  6. Plausible narrative perhaps, but questions of credibility will always haunt Dhiyana now, whatever she may have to say about the events of 7 February.

  7. I don't think we should dismiss Dhiyana's narrative solely because she served in Waheed's govt. If you read her memoirs from beginning to end, she explains the reasons behind her joining. I also understand that two months before she quit the government, she contacted ex-President Nasheed and requested for a meeting to outline everything she came to discover after she joined the Government

  8. Most people are commenting what she wrote without reading her memoirs. She drew a clear distinction between those who protested over Abdullah Ghaazi's arrest on the basis they considered it wrong and those who used the protests as a cover behind which they carried out the coup d'etat. As she explains, the coup had nothing to do with Abdullah ghaazee's arrest; those who carried out the coup were looking at a timing and a cover and the protests provided that cover for them. It took a journey of discovery for her to learn the truth. Essentially the coup leaders attempted ousting gnashed several times before but on this occasion they were successful

  9. funny dhiyanaa only giv this with this to MOHAMED NAAHEE and Minivanews. police should invastigate relationship with him and dhiyanaa

  10. Very detailed report. It gives the reason Y she joined protest. Truth wil appear soon. M proud of Dhiyana standing aginst the Military Government. It gives trength.... Goahead Dhiyana. Explain mo info to World! Great! V luv U.

  11. And all these cock and bull stories from the Former Secretary General of SAARC, Former AG, and MP.

    Foreigners reading this will surely get a glimpse of the 'personalities' of Maldives politics, what they think, how they think, their level of 'wisdom', spare the word and their mental maturity.

    I cry as a Maldivian today. How could a complete idiot like Dhiyaanaa rise to prominence and have a say in politics?

    Only dollars can do it.

  12. what creditability this lady and Jaabit will have in politics.? They both are "political prostates" and they will go with any party who give them more money.

    Non of the Maldivian or any international community will believe these people.

    They have spoken of very bad of Nasheed when they were thrown out from his cabinet folio and then now against Waheed?

    These two idiots were actively involved in removing Nasheed from his post and so what now they are talking about ?

  13. Very much detailed report. Waheed has to get lost with his other coup partners. Madam Dhiyana thank you very much for sharing the truth that all the Maldivians wants to know.

  14. anyone who had eyes and ears on the epic day of february 7,would understand that, then vice president Waheed and his allies have used the innocent citizens as their cover for the cunning attempt to change the government and probably assassinating the president nasheed. what dhiyana saeed had wrote in her memoirs had briefly explained the events and master plans behind the coup, and the "waheed government" had just simply ignored by just dismissing the allegations, if allegations were false,then they should prove the real involvement of waheed and his allies to the people of maldives. dhiyana's involvement and her memoirs tells us this allegations are real and could be the ice-breaker of the truths behind february 7 coup.

  15. Dhiyana's sincerity in telling about the plots of the rebels in so much detail now is suspicious and unbelievable. In spite of the smallest bit of the truth, if at all, of her account, she had been part of the perpetrators' government, and decided to make it public only when her own family fell victim of the regime.

    This is not being honest and truthful. She is morally corrupt, and relating the story of the plots now is simply an admission to it.

  16. Doesn't matter whether Dhiyana is corrupt or not. What matters is she has spoken the truth.

  17. I may not agree with Dhiyana's political decisions but she has never lied. From being Gayyoom's appointee to parliament, to Nasheed's attorney general and later the dwarf secretary general, she has always spoken to the truth. In this memoir, she explains why she didn't believe in the allegation of a coup and how that belief changed as she learnt many things in the government.

  18. what dhiyana had wrote, doesn't regard the situation of her family and husband's business or anything personal, but it has a great influence to the people of maldives, as a maldivian i will consider these allegations as true, i saw the whole thing going down and so did everyone alive on february 7.. if u have a clear grasp on the events of that day and read the memoirs, u have cleared an unsolved riddle. even this memoirs are written by waheed himself , i would react same as i am a innocent citizen not an individual who belongs to a particular group..i believe in facts, common sense..and that,[memoirs] makes sense...this should be answered professionally and sensibly... chao!!

  19. Yes, Dhiyana may have made bad political decisions but people who know her well know that she is honest to a fault. That's the real reason why she cannot survive in politics.

  20. Baaghees!!! B ready to leave. Pack Ur luggages!!! people from ur cabinet starts to talk after finding all the Info. Athah Goweeeeee!

  21. u r a great politician. Luv the report u made my doughts clear. Frm today i stop supporting Maumoon and his Gang.

  22. why Diyana failed to speak up at the time she knew about it? she was very worried of Abdulla Gazi's arrest but not the assassination plot!!! I doubt of her integrity. The fact is she initially accepted the Human Rights minister post, if she is so sure about the plot why she accepted the post?

  23. my dought is very clear now! Thank god 4 giving u strength to bring out the truth with no hesitation! Wish that U wil b safe after relieving this info!

  24. This leads to more questions. However, the narrative regarding Nazim are the most believable parts of this, since it ties quite well with his role during the coup, as well as his former role as an intelligence gatherer under dictator Gayyoom.

    The regime seems to turn to Nazim whenever they are in a tight spot, such as the case of GMR. Of course, his powers are coming from the clan that's behind all this, i.e. the pink lot.

    Unfortunately, Dhiyana's tales are not going to change much on the ground.

  25. The most shameless couple indeed.
    Coup or not... I prefer anybody over nasheed. He talked about equality and all before elections but got too proud of himself after a coalition won him the seat. Serves right for such arrogance?

    Btw, might saeed be bar from paradise for not curing her husbands addiction to alcohol?

  26. Politics !

    When this year started, it seemed that President Nasheed was Dhiyana's enemy number one, this was reflected in the tireless efforts she undertook to undermine the legitimity of MDP's govt, and criticize President Nasheed. Now, as 2012 ends, it seems that she has decided to switch sides (due to the arrest of her husband Jabir?), and enemy President Nasheed has become ally president Nasheed. (Waheed has become enemy No.1).

    Before Jabir's arrest, she had spoken nothing about Police Brutality, nothing about the assasination plot she now alleges, and had attributed most of the ills that had happened to her and Jabir to MDP.

    Lets reflect on Dhiyana's wordings in the past year (courtesy of Miadhu, SunOnline, and Minivan News ) as per News headlines, and see how Dhiyana's story and her demeanour has changed in the past year.

    19 Jan 2012 - Dhiyana resigns from post of SAARC secretary General.

    19 Jan 2012 - Describes MDP's govt as a govt which has utter disregard for the rules of law, and utter disregard for the constitution of Maldives.

    28 Jan 2012 - The time has come for President Nasheed to be removed from office by the people according to Dhiyana. Describes actions of President Nasheed in not accepting Supreme courts decisions illegal. Likens being faithful to President Nasheed as being faithful to Saddam and chemical Ali.

    30 Jan 2012 - "We should not stop all efforts against the tyrant and inhumane President Nasheed who is in power" - DHiyana

    04 Feb 2012 - Dhiyana states it is her responsibility to remove President Nasheed from his presidency post, and regarding her arrest while protesting sitting at Jumhoory Maidhaan, will legally file court case against Nasheed for instigating the matter. States that the actions of police officers trying to tear her T-shirt, represented the will of Nasheed trying to tear her T-shirt and the fabric of Democracy.

    25 Feb 2012 - At a public rally at artificial beach, Dhiyana details about the various unlawful things President Nasheed did according to her, including imprisoning Criminal Court Judge A bdulla, Locking down the supreme court illegally. Says that President Nasheed's case should be sent to trial and that he should goto jail.
    Also states that President Nasheed's resignation was entirely voluntary, not in the slightest forced, and that Nasheed met with his cabinet who had advised against resignation, and it was Nasheed's own choice to resign.

    21 Mar 2012 - Dhiyana calls that a way must be found for political parties, especially parties like MDP to be dissolved. Outlined how MDP activists (how did she know it was MDP ? ) broke down her door, and attempted to find her and assault her. Also stated that MDP activists pursued her on visits to Hulhumeedhoo island, pestering her, and throwing stones and insults at her, and justful action should be taken against such a party.

    01 Apr 2012 - Dhiyana resigns from MDP. Saying she does not believe that Anni is the rightful leader of MDP. And she doesnt want to remain a member of MDP.

    07 May 2012 - Dhiyana accepts the post of Human rights minister of (Baagee ?) waheed, smilingly. Says that she is delighted of the works of Waheed in promoting human rights of the country that have depleted so much in the past years.

    16 May 2012 - Before the results of CONI report are declared, cannot even talk about early elections, according to Dhiyana. Presidents
    Nasheed resignation was according to due process as established in the Maldivian constitution, and MDP cannot complain. Also critizes Commonwealth for listening to MDP's side of the story rather then the govt.

    12 July 2012 - In response to Dhiyana's car being lit on fire, while parked outside Dharubaaruge she accuses MDP, saying that MDP were the ones who had announced they would torch the entire nation. She also accuses MDP activists of being nearby and having rejoiced and mocked her while her car blazed.

    27 August 2012 - Dhiyana says that Anni's resignation was not forced in the slightest, and that Anni resigned as a result of his own blunders. She also mentions that MDP tries to do things always by the power of fists (gohmushu baarun according to her).

    30 - August 2012 - Dhiyana says that Anni should know better than that this govt cannot be toppled off the streets.

    02 October 2012 - Dhiyana calls for equality in summoning all convicts to trial , and that the same procedures should apply to Nasheed, and
    Nasheed should also be dragged to court if necessary.

    03 October 2012 - Dhiyana criticizes MDP's decision not to accept all Maldivian courts decisions, (until judicial reform MDP had advocated) deeming the move unconstitutional and illegal.

    16 November 2012 - Jabir is arrested on Hondaidhoo island for alleged possession of narcotics and alcohol. Dhiyana comes to Jabirs defence and alleges that all charges are fabricated and of political nature.

    17 November 2012 - Dhiyana meets withPresident Nasheed, saying she feels concern forthe innocent MDP members who were arrested along with JAbir on Hondaidhoo island. Alleges torture.

    19 November 2012. Dhiyana is removed from post of human rights minister.

    21 November 2012 - Dhiyana switches sides to MDP ?. Alleges that Waheeds govt has no sincerity and respect for human rights due to police's arrest of her husband Jabir (for alcohol possession) . Announces that Anni's resignation was forced.

    24 Dec 2012 - Dhiyana alleges that President Nasheed was plotted to be assasinated.

    What should we believe and what we not believe ?

  27. @Neo_Remembers

    You remembered or made some effort to dig into the past. Mr. D. Saeed almost got away with her propaganda until you showed up.

    Also D. Saeed's version looks like written by a professional PR person and not a lawyer.

  28. If she becomes popular again in mdp, it will be the most convincing evidence I will see of the failure of democracy. unless she can prove any of her allegations. which would also mean she committed a crime by not speaking out at the time.

  29. What ever the truth, One thing is certain, The rising political influence of MPS and MNDF.
    It should be a worry to all politicians and any sincere Maldivian.

  30. Dhyana is a true Maldivian.

    Corrupt to the bone. Shameless to the core. Stupid, arrogant and manipulative to the level crowd gets entertained.

    Pure Maldivian.

  31. The memoirs are probably an accurate account of actual events. Bottom line is the credibility of Maldivians to remain loyal and faithful is crushed. Be it Dhiyana, Waheed MNDF or MPS. My concern is MNDF and MPS.

  32. Neo_remembers:

    1) I note that in your narration,the last time Dhiyana said the transfer of powers was legal, it was 27th August- before the release of CoNI Report, Since the release of that report, she has conspicuiusly not said anything. In her memoirs she explains that what filled the missing pieces and gave her the full picture was reading CoNI's Report on the day it was released.
    2) Dhiyana criticized Nasheed for arresting Abdullah ghaazee and resigned from SAARC sg's post over that issue. Even today she is not saying that Nasheed's actions are lawful. To put it simply, speaking the truth she learnt abt Nasheed's resignation does not equal to saying that suddenly she has changed her position about Abdullah Ghazee's arrest.
    3) Dhiyana explains in her memoirs that she consulted few people along the way but those few told her to stay silent - that if she spoke people would think she's crazy.
    4) What Dhiyana does not write in her memoirs is, she contacted Nasheed several times and asked for an appointment once she learned the truth and became convinced it was a coup- she put everything together and became fully convinced around mid September. Then, she contacted Nasheed but she has not written about that contact.
    5) Sp the big qn, why is she speaking about it AFTER her husband's arrest on Nov 16? Actually, she spoke about it before, to few ppl she could trust and to Nasheed.
    6) You write that Dhiyana went to meet Nasheed on 17th Nov, one day after her husband's arrest; that was the first public contact. She had been in contact with him before.
    7) You say that Dhiyana spoke about the arrest of MDP ppl for the first time on 17th Nov- this is not true. She has met the Human Rights Commission a number of times to raise her concerns about The rights abuses of MDP members by Waheed's govt- she has just not spoken publicly about her work.
    8) Finally, her memoirs does not mean that suddenky for her, Nasheed has become the best human being on earth- No, she says clearly that Nasheed must undergo a trial over that offense but it must be a fair trial.

  33. Dhiyana what a cry baby, this is what you call crying for spilled milk, nobody will believe any thing come from this women now.

  34. Yes, she is courageous to speak out the truth. I hope more people who know information about the coup follow her footsteps.

  35. How convinently omitted the fact MAjlis members and His excellency was half drunk that night from the nacharangee!! Why did Ms Dhiyana who is public asset in politics didn't mention this? Because the blood and sugar of recent and even is vodka and red wine!! MsDhiyana what does law says in that issue?

  36. So we have to believe this? Wasn't Dhiyana the one sitting at the Jumhooree maidhaan with 4 other women holding "Red Bulls" to protest against Nasheed? or was it for a Red Bull advertisement? It is extremely shameful that an educated and energetic woman like Dhiyana who has filled Nation's higher posts as well as the Region's Secretary General post to publish such a "Memoir" where we saw her role in pressuring Nasheed to resign and we also saw what happened to her when her beloved and faithful (playboy)husband was arrested for "(not) drinking alcohol" and lying to the police of his AGE (probably still a teenager). I hope other educated and courageous women would not follow her foot step.

  37. Diyaana is right now the truth is comming out cause she wan in it with her husband as well. Still more will come soon fron defferent people who was in it.
    Oh Allah please give us freefom from present evil regime and the hidden evil people in the coupe .

  38. Mody, she is more eligible to marry you than lolly.

    the children you both make will be both dramatic and obedient. the perfect puppet.

  39. Neo . well said.

    If any one says anything in favor of Nasheed, whether its right our wrong, Nasheed and his supporter will agree. If anyone says anything against Nasheed no matter how truth the words are, they will not agree and the person who said such a word will be a traitor.

    Now we have a freedom without any boundary , every one can say what ever they want. I can also say that there was plan by Anni to destroy the entire country as revenge to his failed family business.

    Anni had a plan to destroy the economy in order for him to run away to UK with the huge money that he collected from GMR deal and now he had to face GMR and he need to pay back the cut he got from them.

    Anni had a plan to over throw the democracy and changed to dictatorship which he failed on 7th Feb.

  40. Reading between the lines, most probably the X is the famous "underwear" who happened to be filling the parliament chair alternatively??? The judge who happened to be fixed would have been the famous AQ of CJCC

  41. Truth, in bits, and pieces seems to be emerging by way of memoirs, this and that, including comments!

    And Mr. Honest Masood Imad.
    This is more than sufficient to believe your honesty!
    "“If I’m honest, we didn’t know what the hell [the CNI panel] would come out with in their findings,” he said."


  42. well, atleast it makes the headlines & keeps the maldivian public entertained and engaged. forget about how badly you are being screwed by the upper 5%. forget about education, health care & the reducing fish stock for heavens sake;-)

  43. The country is in perfect mess!! How? We got corrupt lunatics in all parties like in PPM (Yameen, umar, ilyyas ..) and MDP ( Mariya, Raa Moosa, Sarange, Zaki, Mausoom..) and then we have small puppets kids like PPM mondu, ...MDP shauna who L***s the A** of people like Gayoom and zaki!! We also have a mentally retarted cases in majlis like Jabir and jangiya nazim! Who are behind the crimes lately happening and yet they control the system with blackmailing politicians who got dirty stuffs to hide!! And more Raees Nasheed is romantically "jazbaathuga" with Mariya didi, he forgot the hardship his family & Maldivians had to go through to get him to presidency!

  44. Appreciate the work of the most high profile political lady in the Maldives. Now we all know the truth how "Baagees" topple the elected government.


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