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Main opposition passes resolution to reclaim sold lands

Aishath Mihna Nasih
01 March 2017, MVT 11:11
Meeting of MDP National Committee. PHOTO/MDP
Aishath Mihna Nasih
01 March 2017, MVT 11:11

Main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)’s National Committee on Tuesday night passed a resolution to get back the lands illegally sold by the current government.

The resolution, proposed by lawmaker of Machangolhi North constituency Maariya Ahmed Didi, states that MDP will not stand for the selling of any piece of land against the will of the general public.

Noting that the government's continuation of such discussions in secrecy despite the rising concerns of the public must include some hidden agenda, MDP declared that such an action might cause irrevocable damage to the citizens.

The resolution vowed that such lands sold unlawfully will be taken back under MDP’s administration.

The resolution backed by lawmaker of Hinnavaru constituency Ibrahim Solih was passed unanimously by 42 members.

Deputy Leader of MDP, Mohamed Shifaz added that there is no institution which can investigate the matter, stating that the only authority currently capable enough to do so is MDP.

“All Maldivians needs to stand against the selling of Faafu Atoll. MDP is prepared to do anything to save the atoll,” said Shifaz.

He also highlighted that during Former President Mohamed Nasheed’s tenure, China proposed to buy 29 islands of the Maldives, which President Nasheed refused as he did not want any part of the nation to be a “China Town”.

In the midst of several rumours that Faafu Atoll is being sold to the Saudi Royal family, cabinet ministers and lawmakers of ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) have declared that the atoll is only being awarded for a mega project.