Parliamentary group leader for the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik has threatened “action” against Villa Television (VTV), a TV station owned by leader of the Jumhoory Party (JP) Leader and MP Gasim ‘Buruma’ Ibrahim.
Moosa alleged the channel “repeatedly misleads and broadcasts news in a way that smears respect for MDP, [in such a way] that MDP might have to take action against VTV.”
“Citizens of the Maldives have realized that VTV is not meeting the proper broadcasting standards due to their attempts to discredit MDP, the political party which introduced democracy to the Maldives,” claiming that there were “limitations” on freedom of expression.
Opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) MP Ahmed Nihan said it was “typical” of Moosa to attack any media that “does not report the way he likes.”
“Previously when MDP was in the opposition he was against [state broadcaster] Television Maldives, and more than once he attacked the TVM building and its staff,’’ claimed Nihan. ‘’Now MDP is in power, Moosa is against VTV and DhiTV (a private television station).’’
Nihan said there was “only one action” Moosa could take.
‘’He can threaten the government and delay the issuing of a broadcasting license of VTV – I heard their license would expire very soon,’’ he said. “There is no such law that allows him to do that, but that is the only thing he can do.’’
He added that however Moosa attempted otherwise, it would be “impossible for him to bury the media.”
”The reason they hate VTV so much is that it has this TV programme that shows things President Nasheed vowed he would never do but did after coming to power, and some other things he had scheduled to do but failed to deliver on time,” Nihan claimed.
35 thoughts on “MDP might have to “take action” against VTV, warns Reeko Moosa”
hey Moosa.. why do you waste your time and effort on semantics..why dont you try for a referendum to abolish the parliament and hold fresh elections... you got one vote ...
Empty vessels most noise! He reminds me of Cacofonix, a character in Asterix comic
Moosa can expose how "Heavy load" got the Laamu Kadhdhoo regional guest houses first and then attack VTV. Moosa, what have you got to say with that? Gotchcha...LOL
Empty vessels make most noise! He reminds me of Cacofonix, a character in Asterix comic
Moosa might be a little eerie character for some & even I do not condone all his "ranting" here and there. An "Actor" will always be a good "Actor".
Only that he had mastered some politics and became a good "Political Actor".
However let me quote from the article:
"Opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) MP Ahmed Nihan said it was “typical” of Moosa to attack any media that “does not report the way he likes.”
I wonder if Nihan had thought this:
It's always typical of Nihan and his "Blue Forever Mission" to attack anyone and any establishment that doesn't agree with their ranting , deceptions , and lies.
AND it's more typical for them to garb and protect all the so called liberal, independent bodies and media that so vehemently trying to help the resurgence "Blue Forever Mission".
This is not a nation of yellow, blue, red, purple, green separately.
This is Republic of Maldives and it belongs to the people of this nation as a whole(in Green,Red,White as ONE color).
May Almighty GOD save us from the deceptions and lies of all within our society.
alhey reeko. dont be a fool you not anymore in the film industry where someone writes the stroy, this is real world. what could possibly you do to VTV.blaa
VTV supports terrorism and promotes it and tries their level best to mislead the people of the Maldives. Their news and reports have no real value to the public other than criticize the government and are unable to prove anything.
The very existence of VTV is to promote propaganda. And by the way TVM, those days were dictated by Gayoom till the very end and Nihan needs to get more sleep before he speaks. Looks like he's running out of options.
where is my comment? oh yeah I forgot...you publish the ones you like.
Moosa can expose how “Heavy load” got the Laamu Kadhdhoo regional guest houses first and then attack VTV. Moosa, what have you got to say with that? Gotchcha…LOL
"May Almighty GOD save us from the deceptions and lies of all within our society."
Bismuth (Thu, 19th Aug 2010 9:33 PM)
I don’t understand what is wrong in private channels criticising the government. That is the freedom democratic countries media channels in the world have and it should be the same in Maldives too. If Reeko is threatening VTV, then it shows the government is trying to suppress the Freedom of Media. The government should take private media channels as a guidance to improve their performance, NOT as an obstacle. And wise people shouldn’t get scared from a small private TV channel. For god’s sake, what type of a man is this reeko. I think his brain’s are in his crotch.
did you forget to mention that most of the speed boat hiring by the government is from his company too AND look at the tsunami rehabilitation projects been awarded to him as well.....
whoever it is, CORRUPTION REALLY SUCKS
@AVatar on Fri, 20th Aug 2010 11:53 AM
Mulla AVatar, You are very funny... good for you, 🙂
You gotta join the trip with Mulla Aliased to "Afghanistan".
Have a nice day, take care!
i have never heard of this dqp party ...which party is this again ?
Why dont Moosa take action against Mohamed Nasheed Broadcasting Corporation One? Oh, he can't. Its run from President's Office Press Room.
"VTV supports terrorism and promotes it and tries their level best to mislead the people of the Maldives. Their news and reports have no real value to the public other than criticize the government and are unable to prove anything."
Just had a thought of how the executive used TVM after the en masse cabinet resgination and the terror, violence and damage it caused on citizens and their property.
"We are in power, and we have the power to take any action we want". This is the biggest mistake MDP activists make in the name of democracy.
He sounds like he's the CEO of Maldives PVT LTD.
Wasn't it this sort bullying that MDP fought so hard to get rid of?
This just makes the MDP look bad.
You are beginnign to sound a bit more sensible.
This is why we need to elect people who can read and write,people like Moosa have iphones laptops but dont know how to use them. If he reads little bit of news else where in other countries, like USA for example Fox news bash and criticize Obama administration every day. But neither Obama nor his administration come and tell the will take action against Fox news. Moosa needs go back to school learn how to read and write.
Circus clown hehehe
In my point of view there is no problem that privet broadcasters criticizing the ruling government. in other hand to talk about politics. but what i believe is that they also do have responsibility on the society. they should also high light the rights and wrongs of the society in a way that it can effect the nation as whole. ofcox in a positive manner.honestly speaking could only see MNBC one doing this. the rest are just yaameen, gasim, president nasheen bla bla. first take your social responsibility being a broadcaster. thanks
VTV should be allowed to criticize the GOM as much as they wish. However, their reporting should be truthful, fair and unbiased with both sides of the story presented. They should not mislead or misinform the public.
The language used should also meet the standards expected of public media. They do not deserve a subsidy from our money.
you are in the regime,you might chase your rival or counterpart,Moosa don't to be a twin head monster!If you want respect then learn to respect others...there will not be other way ....or otherwise who is going to look your a--
"repeatedly misleads and broadcasts news in a way that smears respect....."who started this sucks in the Maldives...
VTV is villa owned public property. Qasim's money came from K.Funadhoo. For proof Ask villa shipping manager what happened to Funadu diesel pipe and its stock.
Sorry. I too was benefited from Qasim but for me black is black and white is white.
Moosa. keep up with your democratic work. Your are appointed by the people. So you have every right to make this country safe from day light robbers like qasim and cronies.
This guy is just mad. A complete disgrace.
Moosa, you are one of the great democratic figures in the Maldives, who fought against dictatorship and liberated the country. The people know yesterday and today you are working to consolidate democracy in the Maldives. keep it up!! say and do things which will benefit to the nation as a whole. PEOPLE RESPECT FOR YOUR work.
Appently this DQP party is the party to which this ROSE belongs to!!! it only has got about 3000 members and funny enough is asking for its share of government with this 3000 people!!!
moosa misses his film/drama career..thatz why he is playing all this drama...he has to have ppl's attention one way or another.....such a clown and a liar..
Moosa is not the 'Government of Maldives'; he could voice, and he also has freedon to voice, his concerns. He CAN threaten as the others are threatening (with a louder cry)!!! Moosa, keep it up, but always within the legal boundaries. You are great, Moosa!
Lets find out how Heavy Load is making money ........
What about Freedom of speech!
MDP the political party which introduced democracy to the Maldives is turning into a silly dictatorship! Everyone who hates our democracy says aye!
GO DEAL WITH THE REAL ISSUES! duhh
Is he untouchable ........
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