Rival political parties have requested private protest areas around the capital after Male’ City Council allowed the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) to keep a camp at the Tsunami Monument area to until June.
The Jumhoory Party (JP), led by MP ‘Burma’ Gasim Ibrahim, has sent a letter to the Mayor of Male’, ‘Maizan’ Ali Manik ,requesting he give the party vacant land near the State Trading Organization (STO) for a year.
A statement on the official JP website said that the letter was sent by Party Spokesperson Moosa Rameez.
The statement noted that the Tsunami Monument area had been given to Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), where the party has since setup a protest camp.
Meanwhile, the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) has said it has requested that Male’ City Council provide it the Artificial Beach for one year and eight months in order to conduct their own activities.
Speaking to local media, Abdul Raheem Abdulla of the PPM said that there was no reason that the council should not give the Artificial Beach to the party because it had already given the Tsunami Monument area to MDP.
The JP statement also confirmed that the PPM sent a letter requesting it be given the Artificial Beach area.
Three days ago, Male City Council extended the duration given to Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) to continue its protest at the tsunami monument area.
The council first gave the area to MDP until the end of March, but then extended this period after a request from the party.
Male’ City Mayor ‘Maizan’ Ali Manik today told Minivan News that the council has received the letters.
”The council will now decide on the matter,” he said.