I am afraid I’ve nothing but the most superficial of observations about the once-Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed. He was arrested today by Maldivian policemen wearing some very primitive aquaflage. And I wondered if our Navy took a cue from them:
His supporters accused the government of using violence against Mr Nasheed and former cabinet ministers, stating that 50 heavily armed police in riot gear broke down the door of the house he was staying in and used pepper spray while making their arrests.
Hamid Abdul Ghafoor, spokesman for Mr Nasheed’s Maldivian Democratic Party, said his arrest marked the “end of the road for democracy” on the islands and called for Commonwealth leaders to intervene.
The end of the road? Your party, Mr. Ghafoor is called the Maldivian Democratic Party, not the Maldivian Quitters Party. Hang tough, will’ya?