Maldivian Democratic Party MDP parliamentary group’s leader MP Moosa ‘Reeko’ Manik has claimed that it was Vice president of the Maldives, Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan who agreed to resettle Guantanamo Bay detainees in the Maldives.
Moosa further claimed that the government of United States has agreed to assist the Maldives to reinstate the government’s money which was allegedly taken by the former government and stored in bank accounts abroad.
He criticised the way parliament’s national security committee was operating.
”The national security committee works in a different spirit,” Moosa said, ”DRP [Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party] MP Ali Waheed has declined to explain how he became the recipient of confidential documents stolen from the government.”
Moosa said that the case of DRP MP Ali Waheed being the recipient of the documents should also be investigated by police.
”The penalty for his crime should be given according to the law,” he said. ”MDP will also investigate this case.”
He added when parliament starts its session, the MDP parliamentary group will propose a bill to prevent assaults and gang wars in Male’.
Vice President of the Maldives Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan denied the claims made by MP Moosa Manik.
”I did not agree to resettle Guantanamo Bay detainees,” Dr Waheed said, ”But a [US official] I met during my visit to the States proposed the idea to me.”
Dr Waheed said that after he concluded his visit and returned to the Maldives, he had informed the Foreign Ministry of the issue.
”The Foreign Ministry did not respond to my request to give advice about how I would deal with the issue,” he said. ”I have no information on who agreed to bring in those detainees.’