“We will beat them up and drag them away”: transcript of Mavota’s alleged phone call

In a leaked phone conversation allegedly between Spokesperson and Deputy leader of the Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) ‘Mavota’ Ibrahim Shareef and another member of DRP, a voice believed to be Shareef questions Gayoom’s support in Addu and suggested that were Gayoom’s faction to campaign there, “we will beat them up and drag them away [from Addu].”

The source of the leaked phone call, which has been aired on MNBC and DhiFM, has not been identified or its authenticity yet confirmed or denied.

Voice S: Definitely there would not be 99 percent of DRP supporters in Addu behind Maumoon.

Voice A: Just now, Shareef…

Voice S: The support for me would be much higher than that.

Voice A: Yes but just think…

Voice S: What did I say then, the result of all this will be MDP remaining in the administration…

Voice S: Istead of that [if he’s going to Addu] without having any connection with us, but with Umar Naseer and Ilham, he [Gayoom] will have to forget it. I tell you now, it would even be impossible to step on Addu without inviting us.

Voice A: What?

Voice S: We will beat them up and drag them away [from Addu].

Voice A: Zaeem? [Zaeem – literally honorary leader]

Voice S: Yes… will have to forget going to Addu during his visits [to islands].

DRP supporters who had heard the audio clip broadcast of MNBC and DhiFM gathered outside DRP’s headquarters this morning and called for Shareef and party Leader Ahmed Thasmeen Ali to resign.

Shareef then came out of DRP’s head office to address the protesters, but was attacked escorted to safety by police.

After police took Shareef away, the gathered people called on the resignation of Thasmeen. Minor confrontations between both sides of the party were reported.

Among the spectators of the incident this morning were many Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) supporters.

The Council Meeting

In a meeting of the DRP council meeting this afternoon – with Gayoom’s members noticeably absent –  the party decided to sign a coalition agreement with Hassan Saeed’s Dhivehi Qaumee Party (DQP), pledging cooperation in the 2013 presidential election, and the parliamentary and local council elections to be held in 2014.

Haveeru reported that Dr Hassan Saeed had sided with the current leader of DRP, Ahmed Thasmeen Ali.

DRP MP Abdulla Mausoom confirmed the arrangement and said that the party would soon issue a press statement regarding the agreement.

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12 thoughts on ““We will beat them up and drag them away”: transcript of Mavota’s alleged phone call”

  1. How the hell does a telephone conversation like this 'leak'? Earlier Abdullah Yameen,etc.. and now this.

    It's almost as if someone's always tediously listening to every conversation, waiting for some juicy bit to be "leaked".

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  2. Maldives what a police state, every telephone call is tapped and wired to MDP headquarters to spread hatred among people.

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  3. Mausoom - You think back door dealings with other parties are more important while the majority of your constituency are being debrived of their right to vote. It is a cowardly act to laugh with other parties while all Kelaa is falling into turmoil...

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  4. This is interesting. There is another telephone recording in which Gassan has asked Yameen to bring his thugs to rough up the entire leadership of DRP. Welcome to Democracy!

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  5. Exactly how many seats did Saeed's party win in local elections? 2!!! With that kind of political force, we should fear this alliance! Hahaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Sorry, couldn't help laughing...

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  6. @ yaamyn aren't you glad someone's listening?

    There seems to be very little intellect at the top - at least we have good intelligence.

    This Mausoom must be the most inappropriately named person in the country.

    Men like him with their alleged liberal education who knowingly participate in blocking the way to consolidation of democracy should bear a higher degree of guilt than those who do so out of ignorance.

    Innocent, my ass.

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  7. Do we call Qaumee party and political party? For most of us it is " Lava party". HS would be better of with make-up set. He attempted, wanted and tried to be the president of the Maldives but idiot doesn't know how to reach there and totally incapable. Lobbying against Addu city council election was the last trout. Take my advise and migrate to Malaysia and open a beauty shop.

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  8. Why do you thugs blame Police for the leaked Audio. In today's world any one can listen using the devices available in the world market. You people should get some knowledge

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  9. Will someone please tell me what has happened to 'the weapon of mass destruction'. Umar Naseer. His absence in this fracas is noticeably absent.

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  10. Zero tolerance if any body says anything against Zaeem. Idolizing Zaeem! What a Zaeem. People have to realize that the Dictator Zaeem is not in power any more and in the democratic Maldives (aneh Dhivehiraajje), all people have their freedom of expression, whether it is Mavota or Alibeyya!

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