Maldives heading towards military dictatorship: Yameen

The lack of ministers after their resignations, lack of consultations with the Majlis, and rule by the President, means that Maldives is heading to a military dictatorship, said People’s Alliance party leader Abdulla Yameen after police raided his house in connection with bribery and treason charges laid last week.

The charges against Yameen and Jumhooree Party leader Gasim Ibrahim followed a mass resignation of the ministers appointed by President Nasheed. They complained to the president that corruption and bribery in the Majlis meant they were unable to function.

Yameen also called for a referendum on President Nasheed’s leadership.