Mohamed Nasheed, former President and Speaker of Parliament, has criticized a press release issued by the Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) expressing reluctance to submit individual personnel to the parliamentary investigation into the May 6 terror attack.
In the press statement released on Thursday, MNDF claimed that the Armed Forces Act forbids military officials from sharing any information obtained in the course of their duties with anybody other than those authorized by law. Individual officers being investigated, according to the MNDF, violates the military structure and line of command.
Speaker Nasheed retweeted the statement and stated that the MNDF “top brass” should not make a decision to conceal the actions of MNDF officers on the night of his attempted assassination, calling the decision “unjust.”
Nasheed is currently in Germany after receiving treatment from a German military hospital for injuries sustained in the May terror attack. According to his family, he would spend a month in Germany before returning to the Maldives.