PPM’s rally: MDP protesters “dogs”, vow to put Nasheed “in solitary confinement”

Members of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM) have vowed to put ousted President Mohamed Nasheed “in solitary confinement”, at a rally held last night.

An approximately 300 PPM supporters arrived at 10:30pm to the Artificial Beach area, calling on the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) to stop “attacking” the security services and bring peace to the streets of Male’.

Interim Vice President of PPM Umar Naseer, along with several council members of the party including MP Ahmed Nihan, Ahmed ‘Maaz’ Saleem and Deputy Minister of Transport Ahmed Nazim, led the rally.

Speaking during the rally, PPM council member Saleem said the party had been requesting the government bring an end to the MDP’s protesting for the last six months.

“One month after the transfer of power, we went and asked the government to put an end to the street activities but nothing happened. The second month we went, nothing happened. Third, fourth and fifth month we went but nothing was done. Now we have decided it is time we come out,” he said.

Saleem blasted the government of President Mohamed Waheed Hassan for not being able to “put down” Nasheed “and his 200 hounds”.

“We had to come out because the government has failed to do anything about ‘Keneryge’ Nasheed and the 200 dogs that are behind him. In each island there are five dogs like that. These dogs should be put behind bars,” Saleem said.

“I believe ‘Keneryge’ Nasheed is not behind the ruthless actions [against police]. Instead he is leading these violent attacks. What we know is that Nasheed’s family were the only people who attempted to bring about a coup d’état in this country,” he alleged.

Saleem claimed that Nasheed during his presidency had “done injustice” to the people, for which he should face trial.

Deputy Minister of Transport Ahmed Nazim, who spoke after Saleem, repeated calls for government to take action against MDP protesters and to bring peace to the streets of Male.

He also highlighted the party’s efforts to topple Nasheed’s government, and praised the patience of those who took to streets to “end Nasheed’s dictatorship”.

“When we come out to do something, we won’t back down. We proved that when we came out to bring Nasheed down, and we only stopped after bringing an end to Nasheed’s dictatorship,” he said.

“Now we have come out to put an end to all this. I assure you all, we will only stop after putting Nasheed in solitary confinement,” Nazim said.

Following Nazim’s speech, members of the rally gathered near Boduthakurufaanu Magu as hundreds of MDP protesters passed by.

Verbal confrontations took place between the MDP protesters and the participants of the rally. PPM members called the MDP protesters “ganjabo” (hash user) while the MDP protesters called back “golhaabo” (toddy thief) and “baaghee” (traitor).

With an apparently lower turnout than expected, MP Ahmed Nihan was observed calling people in the Artificial Beach area to gather closer and not confront the MDP protesters prior to his speech. Umar Naseer later reiterated Nihan’s calls.

MP Nihan, speaking in the rally after the situation had calmed down, stated that the party had come out to inform the government that they too had the power to take action against those who broke laws and jeopardised the peace and stability of the country.

Nihan also raised skepticism over the UNHCR report on the Maldives, questioning the UN’s motives and claiming that they had been silent over the recent “extremist attacks” on the Burmese Rohingya Muslims.

“Where is the UNHCR when our Muslim brothers in Burma are suffering? I challenge Nasheed to at least for once condemn those attacks,” he said.

Nihan described the day of Nasheed’s toppling as the new “victory day” for the Maldivian people, and vowed that he would not stop until Nasheed was brought in front of justice.

“I am saying this as the deputy chair of the parliament’s temporary committee set up to look into crimes that Nasheed has committed. I assure you we will thoroughly investigate what he has done in the last three years,” he said.

Nihan also claimed that Nasheed had used up to MVR 300 million (US$19.45 million) as money received from the state as privileges for a former president, which he alleged was not used in a proper manner.

“People laughed at me when I first proposed the bill of privileges for former presidents in 2009, but today it is Nasheed who is getting the most of it. Up until today, he has eaten MVR 300 million from the state as for privileges, but I am now considering putting an amendment to that law to bar him from that,” Nihan said.

He vowed he would propose an amendment to the act to make sure that the former president would only be eligible to receive state beneficiaries if he stayed within the law and “refrained from causing public nuisance”.

Toppling Nasheed was a “Golden Goal”

Speaking during the rally, Umar Naseer said that Nasheed knew that the current government could not be toppled from the streets.

“Mohamed Nasheed is very much aware that the government cannot be toppled from the streets. Umar Naseer knows how it can be done,” Naseer said.

Naseer said he succeeded in his work on February 7, which he had begun after Nasheed assumed presidency.

“I scored the golden goal and went home,” he said.

Naseer also promised that in a PPM government, the death penalty would be implemented.

“We will bring peace to this country, from Haa Alif atoll to Seenu Atoll. Here in the Maldives, people can’t murder others, they can’t stab people to death and they can’t rape women either. If they murder they would face death penalty,” he said.

He also followed Saleem in labeling MDP protesters as “animals”, and stated that after PPM takes over the presidency, “barking animals” will not roam the streets of Male’.

“Even former President Ibrahim Nasir drove away the asses and monkeys that were living in Male’. So for reasons concerning public health, some animals that ‘shout too loud’ will be not allowed to live in Male’ in a PPM government,” he said, in reference to the MDP protesters.

PPM announced that the rallies would continue every Saturday night throughout the month of Ramadaan.

Minivan News tried contacting Umar Naseer but he had not responded at time of press.

PPM “sick and in need of serious counseling”

Speaking to Minivan News regarding PPM’s rally, former Transport Minister and MDP National Council member Adil Saleem described actions of PPM members as “sick”, and the party in need of “serious counseling”.

“They just don’t get us. President Nasheed could be in jail but he will inspire every heart. The voice of freedom will only get louder,” he said.

Following the comments made about arresting Nasheed, Adil said that the PPM would “try anything at this moment”.

“I’ve been inside police headquarters and their detention centre. There is no proper police service now. So the possibility of a rogue element arresting him is possible. Later the service will have no option but to defend the actions of the rogue officers.  Anything is possible,” he said.

“My first arrest was the previous night near the Dhiraagu head office. They took me to the station and told me I was mistakenly arrested for sexually assaulting a female officer on the road. These officers were saluting us six months back,” he said.

He further said that he believed the rally was “a desperate act” by PPM, as international pressure grew.

“I don’t believe anyone who had associated him or herself with the coup and still has brains left would want to go on display at PPM gatherings, when all the pieces of the very clear puzzle are falling into place. I don’t believe they have much support,” he concluded.


37 thoughts on “PPM’s rally: MDP protesters “dogs”, vow to put Nasheed “in solitary confinement””

  1. Both Nasheed and Maumoon should be behind bars for peace to prevail in the Maldives. To establish a normal society we have to do the following two things immediately:

    Firstly,we have to reduce the number of Bangladashis roaming around the Maldives. Secondly raajethere people above the age of eighteen without jobs in Male or attending an educational institution should be forced back to their islands.

  2. Well most of them do not have ever used the internet or do not have access to it or never had the chance to use it. Kind of stupid these people who are listening and believing what ever some idiot is dictating to them. Non of them people have critical thinking and believing in their own instincts. They will believe if you say the sea is blue because maumoon picked up the colour for it to be. And the sky as well is blue because its the colour of DRP and they will all believe that!!

  3. loss of integrity at a catastrophic level in this young fledging democracy. the humblest and most honest deduction today is we do not have a true leader to whom we can cast a vote from the bottom of our hearts.

    all the hopeful leaders have assassinated each others moral character and political integrity in front of the public using nationwide media.

    it is true what they say about no security being there near the hole in which maldivians are in on judgement day.each one will not let the other win. in the end, who stands to loose it all, only us.

  4. Sorry I was gonna say using the internet in a good manner. Not jumping on dhiislam.com or islamisthebest.com ? rather search for useful information and forget the religion part.

  5. "aaau", You unfortunately are a rare species these days. You sound like a solid card carrying PPM member "fearlessly" carrying forward Dictator Gayyoom's Fascist Islamist manifesto.

    You really seem to have missed the boat! The reality is this country will find not only Bangladeshis, but people from every country on earth, all the infidels you so much hate, here in the Maldives. Every citizen is a Maldivian National and they may live in any one of the 1200 islands our precious citizen fancy.

    You may on the other hand simply back-off and try to live what's left of your life in the peaceful civil environment imminent democratic transition will ensure.

  6. PPM has absolutely no chance of winning a free and fair election in the Maldives, full stop! PPM represents all that is wrong with politics in the Maldives. Its a brand cleverly arranged to perpetuate the fortunes of the Gayyoom clan.

    I don't much care whether MDP wins or not (or any other party for that matter), but they represent far less of a danger than PPM.

    However, MDP in its current form is not really fit for government. They need some serious reforms before they can be given the responsibility to run the country.

    The sad truth is that there is no politician or political party that the people can trust in this country. All of them are embarking on their own hyper-inflated self important "I am better than you" campaign.

  7. Don you are not going to work. I think its bed time for you soon. make sure your wife is waiting for you. and enjoy what you can do.

    would mind having a look on this tweet ?


  8. Ahmed Shaheed tweets


  9. PPM suck. The MDP dude mohamed naahee who wrote this aticle also sucks

  10. This is a clear indication of how low PPM can go, this is immoral and disgusting.

    A shout out to MDP from Tasmania, hope we gain a clear victory and hope elections come soon

  11. putting nasheed in solitary confinment is never the answer . eliminating current opposition leader former president frm any eletions weather in 2013 or even 2018 or 2023 that election will not be a free and fair election.Seriously I don't think this regime will hold an election in 2013 .This regime is the one like in syriya and zimbabwe so gready to hold onto power no matter what.The so called Dr mohamed jameel ahmed mouth seems to be shut down .The so called minster only knows to blame ing the 9 people the MDP for everthing happening including the killing incosent people .Bottom line everthing that's been happening since 7th feb including the 9 people killed the responsibility should be taken by Mohamed WAheed Hassan Manik's coup regime.

  12. Here goes. Brother in Law of Waheed Resignation letter leaked. And his other brother continuously protest in London. Shame on you Waheed. You are such an arrogant ba*sta** who have no respect for your own blood and family! How could you show any remorse to civilians which you claim to be doing ? ?


  13. Sorry I am sure Waheed you are not ba***** I said it in a sarcastic way. LOL. Same like calling other dogs or b*tches.

  14. "I think Maumoon, Nasheed and waheed should be put behind bars. We need someone who can put an end to all Maldivian presidents, I believe that the problems this country facing are because presidents are not killed, banished or imprisoned like in the past" I heard this from a discussion at a cafe table.

  15. umar you have only 30 supporters and all are above 80 now i think you need a nursing home for them

  16. In a democracy, the citizens deserve the government they get. In a small country like ours, democracy or not we as a people deserve what we get. No autocrat can survive without at least a fairly large minority support, not in a country of 350,000 people. This country would have been at a standstill and the coup plotters would have failed, had everyone stood up united and said no to a coup regardless of their political views. Now we have a newly opened can of worms to deal with.

    We are a morally bankrupt society. One must simply read the comments in any Maldivian internet forum to understand the selfish, bigoted, arrogant, ignorant, ambivalent, materialistic nature of many people. We have a failed education system, total lack of family values, respect for the elderly, even the pride in being a polite to each other or in being altruistic to strangers is virtually non existent. We are descending into a dog eat dog world where anything goes. Everything is superficial, even religion is merely a tool, to attain power, for propaganda, to silence opponents and to spread hate.

    Every day I hear one ridiculous pronouncement after another by our politicians. MP Nihan's comments regarding the Rohigya refugees of Bruma would be considered outrageous in any sane civil society. The exploitation of the death of a policeman recently was not enough, now the deaths of thousands of people in a far away land is used to vilify the UN. Only in a stupid morally bankrupt society would such a shameless bigoted ploy work. I for one would be ashamed to call myself a Muslim if my religion is the religion which condemns deaths of and atrocities against just fellow Muslims. Obviously to Nihan and many of us, our outrage does not extend to atrocities perpetuated by fellow Muslims, or else Nihan would have challenged Pres. Nasheed to condemn the Syrian govt as well.

    I had the democracy zeal before, but I now realise, we have far more important milestones to reach before we can function as a true democratic society. I would not be distraught if the people reject MDP in the next election. Nothing can be forced down peoples throats, not even common sense. We have reached many lows in the past decade. We as a society will learn eventually, only then will things improve.

  17. Yes, let them try to intimidate the resistance by arresting our elected representatives.

    They will only face a total war situation like they faced in 2003.

  18. This is absolutely ridiculous! MAUMOON SHOULD BE PUT IN SOLITARY

  19. Wow, so much hatred. So many blatant lies and stickmen. It all sounds as if they're making a move to legitimate another day of the police bashing people on the street. Making half the population believe that the suffering and violence they are about to cause is just.

    "Hani on Sun, 29th Jul 2012 9:52 PM" <-- that is not me.

    Could minivannews make some sort of email conformation thing? Because there's this person posting here as me that isn't me at all... it's kinda weird and really creepy.

    They're just trying to get everyone mad at each other for no reason.

    For the record I have never been a member of MDP. I don't even see why that is relevant to this whole thing. Or even why someone would go around posting as myself claiming as such..

    There seems to be someone pretending to be "LOL" as well. I think it's just to get people involved in petty debates in the comments or something.

    Either way it's pretty cowardly and downright strange by whoever is doing it. Why don't you use your real names? Why are using the names of others? What do you do with yourself? Maybe you should get a better hobby?

    Why don't you want to talk to me? As in engage me in conversation. You clearly know where to find me (creep!). Or is conversation and discussion below you? Are you more all about the internet stalking? Maybe explain to me how stalking people and pretending to be them is helping the world positively?

    I doubt you will because you are a coward and cowards like hiding behind masks. Are you the same people that are sending me death threats because of the religious stuff? I suppose after the coup it's all the same. Do what you will to me. I could sincerely care less if you kill me because my death will only prove I was right.

    You people are such cowards that you don't even have the balls to admit it when you do wrong. You don't have the decency to talk straight up with people. Instead you lurk in the shadows like the worms you are.

    So please, sincerely stop wasting everyones time by pretending to be someone you're not and find yourself a real identity.

    Did you Momma force feed you too much Kasauti as a kid? Because seriously, if this is a grown man doing this... it makes it all the much more hilarious.

  20. The political garbage we see today is the due to ignorance and backwardness of people as a whole. The mentality of general public is that all Maldivian should be treated individually to satisfy individual needs. And this is responsibility of the person for who they cast the vote, those who fails at ballot box will keep coming on the street disregarding the result at ballot box. This has no end in the banana republic with retard population whose brain are infected with a deadly virus planted by Qayoom,

  21. LOL on Mon, 30th Jul 2012 5:49 AM

    LOL on Mon, 30th Jul 2012 7:08 AM

    Don't use LOL !! Bast**** .

  22. Hani, do you now see the challenges I face too only because I wanted to talk about right from wrong. There is two three people using others name to comment one guys for sure is Kutti Nasheed. He uses other names to spread his propaganda thinking more people will be falling on his stories! Such cowards they are. I have been begging minivan to give access to each name per email. It seems like they are just moderating comments not taking anything in consideration !.

  23. Umar Naseer should be behind bars! He is doing so much damage to Maldives and it's people! "Abadhuves konmeves meehakaa jassaalaaigen"! A very negative person!

  24. Yeah really, its completely absurd that a grown man is doing this, kasauti? LOL

  25. only the solution is out Nasheed and Maumoon behind the bars. Nothing else can solve this problem

  26. PPM stands for PROGRESSIVE Party Maldives.

    Calling other human beings DOGs and asses, WOW. Progressive!

    We here in the West bow before you, oh Great Civillised Leaders, Mr. Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Mr. Umar Naseer, lead us from the darkness of science, reason and humanitarianism into the wonderful light of Progressive Islam, because calling people digs and asses is REAL progress! We too want to experience the Grand intellectual sublimity of shrieking at each other that we are DOGS!

    Ban Ki Moon has found a marvellous predecessor, All Hail Mr. Umar Naseer of the Maldives, Islamic scholar, Light of the world...

  27. My exact word when this coup FIRST happened were...

    "I feel for Pres. Waheed, being treated as an outsider and rejected by Anni, but if he does not overcome, and become bigger than his own personal little grievances and forgive Anni, he will destroy his future. This will be because, Pres. Waheed's personal grievances against Anni's arrogance are being manipulated by the PPM to make there ousting of President Nasheed look like a constitutionally legitimate resignation!"

    I said...

    "In time, PPM will push Waheed out of Government in the name of restoring order, using the excuse that he was too weak too secure the nation. It will be an 'Emergency measure..."

    I said...

    "About this time, Waheed will realize he had been used and exploited, and he will be on the outside of both parties, deemed as too weak to have any real leadership role in an Umar Naseer?Yameen Government, and too much of a traitor to be given any leadership role in an MDP Government..."

    I said..."Anni MAY forgive Waheed on a personal level, because Waheed used his position of respect in the UN to advocate for Anni before Maumoon when Anni was in jail, but the party vote won't allow Waheed back into any high position..."

    I said... "Dr. Waheed, please push for elections ASAP, and rescue your future from the doom of being an eternal outsider!"

    My prediction, not Prophetic just common sense, was shared by literally thousands of Maldivians. Many desparately TRIED to WARN Waheed of this. Because of the feelings of belittlement and hurt he was nursing, which I symapthised with and I feel sorry for him, he could not let go of his pride, as it was the fruit of his hurt, this pride. So, in his stubborness, he refused to listen, he wanted to continue to think he was Brad Frickin Pitt of the Maldives, and now look, the PPM who swore ALLEGIANCE to him are justifying their plans to oust him!

    IT IS NOT TOO LATE President Waheed, please! I respect your potential to be a great peace maker and reconcilliatory force! I have spoken to ppl who know you, and they trust in your ability! You have to let go of your hurt, and, in your benevolence and understanding, be Fatherly and strong towards the pettiness, the arrogance, the socio-pathic forces on both sides, and you must crack down on PPM the way you are cracking down on MDP, SHOW that you are unbiased, be strong, and work towards elections ASAP!

  28. Backbone Umaru and Marz Saleem ... PPM donkies feley. "Maumoon Akbaru"

  29. PPM is a bunch of uneducated ignorant fools who think Maumoon is God + Maumoon's children, family and friends.
    What do you expect?

  30. @Hani: Did you take those photos I just saw when I hit your name? Man those are awesome, really captures what I feel when I remember Maldives.

    Please tell me, what is Kausauti, you've said it, and I read it on a few Maldivian blogs, is it some sort of coconut juice like Toddi ??????

  31. married to a Maldivian and having been to the Maldives with his wife and two children why is this Ben trying so hard to get in touch with people on this website?


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