Male: Maldivian public prosecutor Hussain Shamim was severely assaulted by unidentified assailants this morning (Wednesday), according to the country’s media.
Hussain Shamim was appointed as Public Prosecutor by the Maldivian Democratic Party government of former Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solish. He was on his way to work this morning when an unidentified person pounced on him and assaulted him severely with a hammer. Due to this incident, the lawyer sustained an injury on his left hand. He is currently undergoing treatment at ATK Hospital there.
The police said, “Attorney Hussain Shamim has been attacked in the capital of Male. He is undergoing treatment at ATK Hospital. “There was no attack with a sharp object,” they said.
The political conflict between the Maldivian government and the opposition parties is continuing as the opposition parties are calling for the ouster of the President of the Maldives, Mohamed Muisu. It is against this backdrop that the attack took place. The police believe that the incident may be related to the ongoing political dispute and that the attack may have taken place in connection with a criminal case involving Hussain Shamim.
Confusion in Maldives Parliament: Earlier, the ruling coalition and opposition parties clashed in the Maldives parliament on Sunday. Videos and photographs of members pushing and shoving each other inside the parliament went viral on social media. In this, Maldives Democratic Party MP Ahmed, National People’s Congress MP. There was a fierce conflict between Abdullah Shaheem. The injured Shaheem was admitted to the hospital. During this clash, Maldivian Democratic Party MP Hasan Jarir also sustained a serious injury on his finger.
Maldives Government Approached Supreme Court: In this situation, the ruling government of Maldives has filed a case in the Supreme Court on Monday against the new amendment of the Standing Order of Parliament, which allows the opposition parties to impeach the President.
Earlier, 7 people who held important positions in President Muisin’s government resigned last November. But the Election Commission refused to hold by-elections. Following this, the MTP party, which has a majority in the Parliament, brought an amendment in the Standing Order of the Parliament that vacant seats should not be taken into account during the polls. According to this, instead of the existing 58 MPs, the support of 54 MPs is sufficient for the impeachment vote. The Maldivian government has approached the Supreme Court against this.