DQP MP Riyaz Rasheed attacked, party alleges

The Dhivehi Qaumee Party (DQP) has alleged that DQP MP Riyaz Rasheed was attacked last night while he was on his way home after attending a meeting.

A crowd gathered around Riyaz’s car demanding he get out of it, and assaulted him when he did so, Haveeru reported.

DQP today issued a press release saying it “was possible” that Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) Chairperson and MP ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik “was behind the attack”.

“The fact that the attack came a few days after former MDP Parliamentary group leader Moosa gave a warning to Riyaz, it is possible that the attack has some connection with the warning,” the DQP claimed.

DQP said that Riyaz Rasheed was the MP who had submitted “the most number of bills to the parliament,” an MP that had been “criticising the government publicly” and that there had been “many attempts made to silence his voice.”

“The government has repeatedly attempted to stop Riyaz from his work against corruption in this government, by trying to bribe him, threatening him and by torturing him,” the DQP alleged.

Meanwhile, MDP Chairperson and MP Moosa Manik said he believed that DQP Dr Hassan Saeed was behind the attack “if they are blaming it on me.”

“Dr Hassan Saeed and Riyaz have been disturbing me and my family for a long time,” Moosa said. “And because that does not satisfy them, they are now blaming me for this.”

Moosa said he had “never attacked anyone physically or mentally.”

“I call on the police to investigate and find out on what grounds they are making this accusations on me,” he said.

Police Sub-Inspector Ahmed Shiyam said the matter had been reported to police, who were investigating.


10 thoughts on “DQP MP Riyaz Rasheed attacked, party alleges”

  1. Very interesting; so there is local Mafioso force behind our politics!
    Where is the benevolent merciful god fear Islamic society? I believe all these self clamed righteous is hypocrisy to extremes.

  2. I condem volience BUT this was long due to him! WHY?
    1. He has not paid 19 mil Rf to STO despite the court process. And have openly denied it in Dhitv two weeks back and continues doing so. HE IS A BIG LIAR!!
    2. He openly put barriers to what is good for people in parliament and calls for whats bad and wasteful!
    3. He waste public money in Parliament by speaking nonsense!
    4. He use abusive langauage in parliament like many other stupid Mp's.

    Riyaz is a disgrace for Maldives Parliament!

  3. Please it wasnt Riyaz that was attacked. The people attacked Riyaz's left thigh.

  4. Guess the biggest gang-leader in town who've distributed drugs over the 30 years in this nation and now being an MP and longing for his beloved half-bro or himself trying to complicate things so that their trials into $800 million won't succeed due to other 'hick-ups' amongst the MPs.

  5. reeko moosa is the one responsible....and he'lll get paid soon...i giv you my word

  6. a political orchestration before the tax vote to make reeko moosa a scapegoat and make the oppostion fear..classic yamin style operation


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