The Parliament session on Monday got heated up after two motions submitted regarding the leaked explicit videos of several key figures were dismissed.
Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed revealed that two motions have been received regarding the leaked videos circulating on social media. However, he stated there was no room for debate over the videos as their authenticity has not yet been confirmed. Speaker Nasheed detailed that Maldives Police Service has not determined the authenticity of those pictures and videos and he do not believe there is room in this Parliament to assume the credibility of the videos and debate on it.
Moreover, Speaker Nasheed said that while the true extent of how the images were produced has not been determined, it was against the principles and culture of Maldives for any state institution to take action that could be defamatory towards any individual. Thus, the Parliament should proceed to other items on the agenda.
The issue got heated with members gathering near the area where the speaker and administrative staff are seated. Nasheed decided to halt the session, and it resumed only after a break.
Videos and photos of at least three well-known individuals engaging in sex were leaked on social media over the weekend including an alleged video of Speaker Nasheed’s sibling, Ahmed Nazim Abdul Sattar who is also a prominent lawyer.