During the Huravee Day function, President Muizzu revealed the administration’s decisive move to block all access to websites displaying sexually explicit content. Acknowledging existing legal and religious prohibitions in the Maldives, President Muizzu stressed the leadership’s responsibility to enforce these restrictions aligned with Islamic principles.
Despite the prevailing legal and religious constraints, the President noted that certain internet content with explicit material remained accessible. President Muizzu underscored the administration’s commitment to address this issue, asserting the need to uphold Islamic values and legal norms.
Citing research findings, the President outlined potential negative impacts of exposure to sexually explicit content, including adverse effects on cognitive abilities, restlessness, and reduced productivity. President Muizzu characterized such behaviors as not only conflicting with Islamic teachings and legal frameworks but also posing a significant existential threat to the nation and humanity.
In response to these concerns, the President announced immediate and stringent measures to restrict access to websites featuring sexually explicit content. He disclosed that the administration has already initiated steps to block such sites and pledged that comprehensive restrictions would be implemented within the coming week. The announcement reflects the government’s commitment to maintaining moral and cultural standards in alignment with the values of the Maldivian society.