MDP Parliamentarians submit no-confidence motion against Speaker Shahid

The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) Parliamentary Group has today passed a no-confidence motion against Abdulla Shahid, Speaker of the People’s Majlis.

The now opposition party said it had moved to pass the current no-confidence motion against Speaker Shahid over allegations that he had been making decisions relating to significant parliamentary issues without discussing them with various political parties.

The party claimed that Shahid had been acting outside of his mandate by deciding to suspend certain parliament regulations, whilst opting to follow others that were to his personal benefit.  The MDP allege the speaker had been doing this without discussing his decisions among any political parties represented inside parliament.

From within the MDP Parliamentary Group, 27 members out of a total of 32 belonging to the group are said to have signed the no-confidence motion.  The party claimed that its members who did not sign the motion had been unavailable to do so at present.

Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM) MP Ahmed Mahloof could not be contacted at the time of going to press regarding his party’s response to the motion.

Speaker Shahid told Minivan News today that parliament had received the no-confidence motion, though he did not wish to elaborate further at the present time.

‘’I will issue a written statement tomorrow,’’ he said. ‘’I have decided not to say anything before that.’’

The MDP previously called for a no-confidence motion against the Speaker in March 2010, accusing him of siding with the then-opposition parties.

In January last year, there were widespread rumors that MDP, the People’s Alliance Party (PA) and the Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) were planning to forward a no-confidence motion against the speaker.

However, all the parties denied such a collaboration at the time and a no-confidence motion was not forwarded to the parliament.

DRP Parliamentary Group Leader and MP Dr Abdulla Mausoom did not respond to Minivan News at time of press.

Dr Mausoom has today told the local press that he will make sure the no-confidence motion against Speaker fails in parliament.

He also said there might be a chance that MDP has sided with some of the independent MPs in parliament to pass the no-confidence motion.


6 thoughts on “MDP Parliamentarians submit no-confidence motion against Speaker Shahid”

  1. Good. Lash out everybody.

    Destroy everything. Whoever comes out of the rubble, can start building. Everyone would see as progress.

    Anni said it right. This is a place for migrating birds. Allah never intended people to live here.

    You all know the anecdote. When the 'President' took the case to God, His first question was 'Oh! do people still live there?'

  2. This is also one of the coup leader
    he couldn't wait for the letter he hurried to call presidents office for the letter what a joke

  3. There will be neither values, nor democracy in Maldives as long as seasoned hypocrites like Abdulla Shahid remains in positions of authority.

    He rose to power by getting Gayoom interested in Dhivehi poetry. Maldivians are not unaware of these facts.

  4. So, the man with a cynical smile won it with Gayyoom by poetry!
    Just wonder what poetry or whose poetry would stop this Gayyoom meddling with affairs and peoples of this country anymore??????

  5. I have never heard anyone speak well of this man! In fact, quite the reverse!

    He might boot and suit himself well, which fools many Maldivians, no doubt.
    But when it comes to public service, the development of the people and progress of this country, he fails, like so many of these men.
    He is alleged to have gained much personal wealth, (ab)using his position and influence.
    This man should have long gone, same as the man who made this man.
    I doubt the public has any confidence in this man.
    It is long overdue for the MPs to submit this no-confidence motion.
    I hope it passes.

  6. This is Lt. Colonel Ahmed Ghiyaz. He's the Commanding Officer of MNDF Special Forces. He was transferred to the Nothern Area Command on 24th December 2011, the day after the 23rd December protest by the religious fanatics and the current illegitimate government members. Heard through the grapevine that he made some phone calls and texts to Yaamin on 23rd December. Now we see the truth in that! As soon as this 'illegal governement' came to power he was transferred back to Special Forces.


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