Thursday, August 14, 2008

Just a mere thought!

Well, another party! Another day in the political arena in the Maldives and the build up for the elections 2008 is getting much more unpredictable! Imagine, for a population of around 300,000 we have 10 and I reiterate, 10 political parties. Wow! For god’s sake! This is too much of our resources wasted on politics!

One funny thing I notice is none of the political parties aims to bring peace and harmony to the Maldivians and to provide a better life. Their main target is to get rid of Maumoon and that’s it! Anni talked about some aspects including tourism, housing and fisheries in his manifesto and I just could not think of how he could achieve in the time frame he told. He obviously needs to change his thinking so that it could be easily accepted by people rather than us wondering whether it would be empty promises! We still have to wait for others to talk about their manifestos, especially from our current president. Would he opt out from issuing a manifesto like how he has done for the political debate! Let’s wait and see what he does!

Back to thought! The public have to fund for the 10 political parties and I can’t see some of them functioning at all! I just can’t believe! Maybe we should start a Maldives Green Party to promote and aware the environmental condition rather than an association or an NGO, because it is more profitable! Easy capital! It’s kind of the easiest way of financing an association of such I guess because you get a yearly capital free of charge! No interest!

Just a mere thought!


muiz said...

Bringing peace and harmony to the people should be the basic goal of all the political parties, and I know there are one or two parties that have this goal really as their bottom line. Their approach to achieve this goal is, quite rightly, based on peoples' wishes. The people of Maldives (at least 80% I would presume) wants a change in the leadership at the upcoming presidential elections. Thus they have taken this into their approach and made it a priority task (changing the leadership) in the list of tasks required to reach that ultimate goal of bringing peace and harmony. (I believe it would be foolsih to ignore this reality and give up one's vote to someone who has proven to be not capable of staying as the leader of the country!) In the road of change, many transitional steps will come, which needs to be taken onboard, for the greater good of the country...

Naie said...

the road to change is perhaps paved with a lot of mistakes.... mistakes that we would hopefully learn from, i believe that the ratification of that mistake is already on the way!!!! so lets c how our "coalition" does before we go any further..

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