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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

TRUE MALDIVIAN SPIRIT AS IT IS

This piece of news caught my eyes recently. Although I have no direct contacts left with Maldives since last 2 years, I still try to get their news every now and then. What this piece showed me, that the true Maldivian's heart and soul is exposed in this occurrence. I had heard many of these people, who work in resorts, say that they do all those bogus marriage ceremonies and renewal of vows things for making money and all without actually doing anything legitimate but I never understood that they were actually abusing the guests during these ceremonies. The actual Maldivian is a very very abusive towards other people and culture though in general. 

This particular instance got uncovered accidentally. And by the news piece, I don't see any of these authorities showing any regrets. See (Read the article) how the resort manager says cordially that they don't actually even have a certain process for these things to be done in a respectable manner. They do it on rotation basis (??? Funny...as if marriage can be ordained by any monkey or even fish) with no fixed procedure since last 10 years...

Imagine how many have been abused and cheated by them shamelessly....and that too after paying money. 

See for yourself. It will be an interesting read. Below is the link...and the article in Minivan News in Maldives' Website and Daily Mail in UK's one.


http://minivannews.com/society/resort-%E2%80%98wedding-ceremony%E2%80%99-in-dhivehi-degrades-tourist-couple-as-infidel-swine-mocks-islam-12671#sthash.rZcOCi9y.dpbs

oreign couple mocked as “infidels” and “swine” throughout resort’s ‘wedding ceremony’


“You are swine” and “the children that you bear from this marriage will all be bastard swine,” a tourist couple renewing their marriage vows in the Maldives were told in a ‘traditional Maldivian’ ceremony conducted in Dhivehi at Vilu Reef Beach and Spa Resort.
“Your marriage is not a valid one. You are not the kind of people who can have a valid marriage. One of you is an infidel. The other, too, is an infidel – and we have reason to believe –an atheist, who does not even believe in an infidel religion,” the ‘celebrant’ tells the couple, who appear completely unaware of the humiliation they are being subjected to.
A 15-minute video of the ceremony was uploaded on YouTube on October 24 2010 by a member of staff. Vilu Reef Manager Mohamed Rasheed told Minivan News that the staff member who uploaded the video did it as “a joke”, without “realising the seriousness of the potential consequences”.
Vilu Reef Beach and Spa Resort advertises itself as a place where couples can renew their wedding vows “hand in hand against a golden sunset backdrop” and where their “everlasting love” can be sealed by a “kaleidoscope of romantic hues” that covers the sky during the sunset.
In the video the ‘celebrant’ briefs the couple in English, prior to the ceremony, that it will be conducted according to “not only Maldivian” but also “Arabic and Islamic” norms.
Two wedding rings inside an open coconut, which appears to be lined with mother of pearl, are in front of the couple along with two fresh coconuts. The couple seem dressed for the ceremony, the woman in white as favoured by Western brides.
“Don’t look at her chest”, a man – possibly the videographer – is heard saying as the woman leans over to take a sip from the coconut. She adjusts her neckline.
Men, about ten or more, surround the area both outside and inside the palm fronds, which appears to be a make-shift wedding venue.
The celebrant twirls his thumbs over a piece of paper that he appears to be studying with deep concentration. A male voice asks him if the document is “something new”. He replies that it is “the seventh Article of the Penal Code”.
The document, of which there is a brief close-up in the video, has absolutely no relation to marriage laws in the Maldives. Words that are legible on the document refer to “staff employment”, suggesting that it is a document relating to employment regulations.
Asking the couple and other ‘officials’ to raise their hands as is customary for Muslim prayers, the ‘celebrant’ begins his marriage vows.
“Fornication has been legalised according to Article six, 1.11 of the Penal Code”, he chants in a tone favoured by religious scholars. “That is, frequent fornication by homosexuals. Most fornication is by males,” he continues.
“Research has shown that men have a higher sex drive than women,” he says. “According to Article 8 to 6 of the Penal Code, converting to Islam, or circumcision, is not desirable under any circumstances.
“Germs of anger and hatred will breed and drip from the tips of your penises,” he says.
The ‘celebrant’ then switches from his improvised “Islamic and Maldivian marriage laws” to reading aloud from the document in front of him in the same ‘religious’ tone. This time, what he chants to the couple is to do with terms of employment.
When he returns to the ‘marriage vows’, he refers to certain Articles of the Constitution and combines ‘Section e” and “Section f” to create the word “balhu”, which in Dhivehi means “swine”. ‘E’ in Dhivehi is the letter ‘baa’ and ‘F’ the letter ‘lhaviyani’.
The ‘celebrant’ mixes the two letters to make the word ‘balhu’, the full version of which, as used by the ‘celebrant’, is ‘nagoo balhu’. The literal translation of the term is ‘crooked tail’, believed to refer to a pig’s tail, and is considered to be one of the worst insults in the Dhivehi language.
“You are swine according to the Constitution,” he declares, solemnly.
He then asks the couple to stand up and hold hands. The ‘officials’, too, stand up and place their hands on the couples’. They form a séance-like circle and the ‘celebrant’ begins chanting.
“Aleelaan, baleelaan…”, he begins. What he is chanting is not a verse from the Qur’an, or marriage vows in Dhivehi, but are the words of a popular Dhivehi children’s game.
Words of the game, too, are changed to say “black swine” instead of what is contained in the original.
“Before buggering a chicken, check if the hole is clean. That is because the people of the countries that you are from are familiar with the taste of the ****holes of chicken,” he chants, still with hands held over the couples’.
“Do not treat with kindness people against whom violence is being committed. Commit more violence against victims of violence. You are not people who have been sent to this world to commit violence.”
He then returns to the matter of staff salaries, which he continues to chant in the same tone as he had done the insults. “Do not complain too much about salaries, or matters regarding salaries. That is against the Penal Code. This is not something I am saying for your benefit – it is a law that we have made.”
He begins to chant loudly about “black swine”, stringing insult after insult and delivering it in the same rather ominous tone that Maldivian religious figures choose to deliver their sermons in.
“You fornicate and make a lot of children. You drink and you eat pork. Most of the children that you have are marked with spots and blemishes… these children that you have are bastards,” he continues solemnly.
Someone else is heard at this point to tell the ‘celebrant’ to “say a little bit more, and then quit.”
The concluding chant is delivered in a gentler, softer voice: “Keep fornicating frequently, and keep spreading hatred among people. The children you will have from this marriage will all be bastard swine.”
While the couple are putting rings on each other’s fingers, someone is heard saying that the recording should stop. “Don’t you worry about it,” says someone else, and the recording continues.
“Aren’t they going to suck mouth?” someone is heard asking. “Make them suck mouth”, it is urged. ‘Sucking mouth’ is a term used by Maldivians to denigrate the act of kissing.
“So now, in Maldivian law, in Islam, you are already married”, says the ‘celebrant’, returning to English. The hapless couple are then told to relax and enjoy the celebrations that are to follow, by the end of which a certificate of their nuptials will be ready for them.
Image from Vilu's website, advertising the ceremony
Once the ceremony is concluded, the celebrant, who is dressed in a shirt and tie – with the shirt left to hang loose over a traditional Maldivian sarong – swaggers out of the makeshift wedding venue – tugging at his tie and proclaiming himself “President of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed.”
The celebrant, Vilu Reef Manager Rasheed told Minivan News, is an assistant Food and Beverage Manager named Hussein Didi. As he leaves the wedding venue having concluded his job, someone announces his presence, as “Ghaazee Hussein Didi”.
A Ghaazee is the Arabic name for a judge or magistrate, also adopted to mean the same in Dhivehi.
People clap loudly as the couple, whose marriage vows have just been mocked in some of the filthiest language known to Dhivehi, are videoed making their way to the next part of their ceremony – the planting of a coconut tree to mark the occasion.
Various types of insults about the woman and the man, their clothing and demeanour, are being spoken throughout in the form of a running commentary in a sports video.
As the bride bends down to plant the coconut tree, a man is heard is exclaiming, “Can see her breasts!” The ‘commentator’ observes, “She is wearing something”, he knows, he says, “because my beard has gone grey watching those things… I have seen so many of them now that I don’t even want to look any more when I see them.”
The groom, who is watering the new coconut tree which they have just planted, is totally unaware of the manner in which his wife and her breasts are being discussed by the group of Maldivian men ‘officiating’ at the renewal of their wedding vows.
‘Celebrant’ Didi tells the couple they should return soon to check on the progress of their plant, testament to what had taken place on the island that day.
The video concludes with the ‘commentator’ repeatedly urging the ‘celebrant’ to make the couple ‘suck mouths, suck mouths’.
The resort’s Manager Rasheed was unable to tell Minivan News how much the occasion had cost the couple or where they were from.
Asked if the couple had been made aware of the nature of the ‘wedding vows’ they had taken, Rasheed said they had been sent pictures but not the video.
“Our package includes sending them pictures on the CD the very same night”, he said. Rasheed added that the resort does not have a written ‘khuthuba’ or sermon from which to read, nor is the role of the celebrant undertaken by a designated person.
“It is done on a rotating basis. We have been doing it for ten years now, and from a very small start, it has grown into a very successful part of what we offer at Vilu,” he said.
Rasheed said he had become aware of the nature of the ceremony conducted by Didi shortly after it happened. He had banned Didi from performing any more ceremonies, but did not feel it was necessary to take any further action, until the video appeared on YouTube.
The staff member who uploaded the video, Ali Shareef, a shop assistant, is not being disciplined or investigated further, Rasheed said. He complied with the request by the management to remove the video from YouTube.
The ‘celebrant’, Didi, however is currently under investigation by the Head Office in Male’, Sun Travel and Tours.
Minivan News has learned that the ‘wedding package’ offered by Vilu Reef Resort lasts an hour, costs US$1300 which includes the services of a ‘celebrant’, a sailing trip and Maldivian music and dancing.
The happy couple can obtain photographs of their beautiful ceremony in the Maldivian sunset on Vilu Reef Resort for an additional US$440.
CEO of Sun Travel Ahmed Shakir was unavailable for comment.
- See more at: http://minivannews.com/society/resort-%E2%80%98wedding-ceremony%E2%80%99-in-dhivehi-degrades-tourist-couple-as-infidel-swine-mocks-islam-12671#sthash.rZcOCi9y.dpuf



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1325386/Couple-branded-infidel-pigs-Maldives-wedding-ceremony-tell-distress.html

Couple branded 'infidel pigs' during Maldives wedding ceremony tell of distress 

A couple who were humiliated as they renewed their wedding vows in the Maldives have spoken of their ‘distress and embarrassment’. 
The hapless pair were insulted at a luxury resort when the man presiding over the ceremony took advantage of the language barrier to publicly brand them ‘pigs’ and ‘infidels’. 
The Western couple were oblivious they were being mocked until an amateur video of the supposedly spiritual service was beamed around the world via YouTube with subtitles in English.
After explaining the ceremony in English, the group stands and 'minister' starts chanting in Dhivehi. Unfortunately for the happy couple, he is insulting them
After explaining the ceremony in English, the group stands and the 'minister' starts chanting in Dhivehi. Unfortunately for the couple, he is insulting them
Couple humiliated during ceremony at Maldive resort
Oblivious: The couple are unaware that they are being insulted during the ceremony that was conducted in the traditional Maldivian tongue of Dhivehi
Over the weekend the President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, telephoned the couple to apologise on behalf of the nation, which relies heavily on tourism, and to invite them back as his personal guests.
A statement from his office read: ‘The couple told the President that their images have been published without their consent which is causing them considerable distress and embarrassment.' 
In the 15-minute clip, employees at the Vilu Reef Beach and Spa resort abuse the couple in their native Dhivehi tongue.
The hotel’s food and beverage manager Hussein Didi is heard hurling insults at the pair as he conducts the service pretending to be the celebrant. He even declares their marriage to be illegal.
At one point he waves his hands over a piece of paper that he appears to be studying in deep concentration and reads verbatim from the script which, on closer inspection, is a document outlining staff employment regulations.
He says: ‘You are swine. The children that you bear from this marriage will all be b****** swine.
‘Your marriage is not a valid one. You are not the kind of people who can have a valid marriage.
‘One of you is an infidel. The other, too, is an infidel and, we have reason to believe, an atheist, who does not even believe in an infidel religion.’ 
The couple are seen both dressed in white and their wedding rings were placed inside an open coconut.
At the end of the 'service' the couple plant a coconut tree as Hussein Didi and his crew make rude remarks about the bride's breasts
At the end of the 'service' the couple plant a coconut tree as Hussein Didi - who conducted the ceremony - and fellow staff make remarks about the bride's breasts
The woman and her husband smile at each other lovingly in the video and remain oblivious as Didi calls for the marriage to be enshrined in Islamic law.
Despite more than ten employees watching, none of them attempts to stop the event and some even take photographs.
As the bride bends down to plant a coconut tree, a man shouts: ‘Can see her breasts.’ 
Another responds saying: ‘My beard has gone grey watching those things… I have seen so many of them now that I don’t even want to look any more when I see them.’ 
The couple are heard replying to the ‘officials’ in English, although they are believed to be French-speaking Swiss.   
The ambassador from the Maldives embassy in Geneva, Iruthisham Adam, also telephoned the couple, offering the government’s ‘profound and heartfelt apologies’.
‘I informed the couple that the entire country is deeply shocked and saddened by what has happened. The Maldives is renowned for its warm hospitality and this incident has brought great shame upon our tourism industry and our country.’ 
Didi and another hotel employee have been arrested and are in police custody while the authorities determine the charges. 
Ahmed Shaheed, the Maldives’ foreign minister, said he was ‘horrified’ by the video.
He added: ‘I could not see the entire video because my children were around and I didn’t want them to hear the bad language that was used.’
Vilu Reef Beach and Spa Resort
Paradise lost: The couple who were renewing their vows at the resort were humiliated by employees during the ceremony
• Do you know who the hapless couple so cruelly treated in the video are? Contact the Mail Online newsdesk on 020 7938 6011 or email websiteeditorial@dailymail.co.uk


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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1324275/Western-couple-mocked-infidel-wedding-minister-luxury-Maldive-resort.html


Unwitting Western couple mocked as 'infidel' and 'swine' by 'minister' during foreign language wedding ceremony at luxury Maldives resort


Renewing their wedding vows in the exotic surroundings of the Maldives was meant to be a memory one couple would savour for ever. 
But this hapless pair were instead humiliated when the man presiding over the ceremony took advantage of the language barrier to publicly brand them ‘pigs’ and ‘infidels’.
The supposedly spiritual service was captured on video and beamed around the world via YouTube.
After explaining the ceremony in English, the group stands and 'minister' starts chanting in Dhivehi. Unfortunately for the happy couple, he is insulting them
After explaining the ceremony in English, the group stands and the 'minister' starts chanting in Dhivehi. Unfortunately for the couple, he is insulting them
Couple humiliated during ceremony at Maldive resort
Oblivious: The couple are unaware that they are being insulted during the ceremony that was conducted in the traditional Maldivian tongue of Dhivehi
In the 15-minute clip, employees at the Vilu Reef Beach and Spa resort abuse the couple in their native Dhivehi tongue.
The hotel’s food and beverage manager Hussein Didi is heard hurling insults at the pair as he conducts the service pretending to be the celebrant. He even declares their marriage to be illegal.
At one point he is heard reading verbatim from a script which, on closer inspection, is a document outlining staff employment regulations.
At the end of the 'service' the couple plant a coconut tree as Hussein Didi and his crew make rude remarks about the bride's breasts
At the end of the 'service' the couple plant a coconut tree as Hussein Didi - who conducted the ceremony - and fellow staff make remarks about the bride's breasts
Chanting in a tone favoured by religious scholars, Didi says: ‘You are swine. The children that you bear from this marriage will all be b****** swine.
‘Your marriage is not a valid one. You are not the kind of people who can have a valid marriage.
‘One of you is an infidel. The other, too, is an infidel and, we have reason to believe, an atheist, who does not even believe in an infidel religion.’ The unfortunate woman, wearing a white dress, and her husband, also in white, smile at each other lovingly and remain oblivious as Didi calls for the marriage to be enshrined in Islamic law.
Despite more than ten employees watching, none of them attempts to stop the event and some even take photographs.
As the bride bends down to plant a coconut tree, a man shouts: ‘Can see her breasts.’
Another responds saying: ‘My beard has gone grey watching those things… I have seen so many of them now that I don’t even want to look any more when I see them.’
Vilu Reef Beach and Spa Resort
Paradise lost: The couple who were renewing their vows at the resort were humiliated by employees during the ceremony
The video, uploaded by a hotel employee as a joke, concludes with a voice repeatedly urging the ‘celebrant’ to make the couple ‘suck mouths, suck mouths’ – an expression used by Maldivians to denigrate the act of kissing.
Although the woman speaks English in reply to the ‘officials’, she is believed to be Swiss.
Vilu Reef Beach and Spa Resort
A stay at the exclusive luxury resort can cost £850 per person
 In a statement, the resort expressed its ‘deep concern and regret’ over the incident.
Set on its own exclusive island in the Indian Ocean, it is a popular destination for couples to renew their marriage vows. A stay there   costs from £1,700 per couple.
Ahmed Shaheed, the Maldives’ foreign minister, said he was ‘horrified’ by the video.
He added: ‘I could not see the entire video because my children were around and I didn’t want them to hear the bad language that was used.’
• Do you know who the hapless couple so cruelly treated in the video are? Contact the Mail Online newsdesk on 020 7938 6011 or email websiteeditorial@dailymail.co.uk


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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Maldivian Health System has come under the active control of the MOHF Again.


THIS PIECE WAS WRITTEN IN AUGUST _ SEPTEMBER '2012 BUT DUE TO MY INABILITY TO POST IT ON TIME, I AM POSTING IT NOW. After all what has been written should be published by large. So, with due apology here is the piece....

Hello All Viewers of this blog,

By reading this blog's posts someone may have the notion that only bad things I write about here. But rather some good news (or supposedly and apparantly good news)are coming from Maldives as well. 
Here is the current news from Maldives regarding their health Services. The Ministry of Health Has again become the direct governing body for the health Services here once again. They have scrapped the Regional Health Corporation System and MOH is taking over. Although this time they have formed a centrally operating Health Services Corporation for the entire Maldives. This corporations are only a way to control the flow of money by influential people in any government. Earlier this Mr. Naseedh (their earlier President till Feb-March 2012) Government wanted to eat money through regional corporation bodies posting all the party people in boards of all these corporations. Now another government has come and they want to do the same through this central corporation. But at least now the MOH, which has experience of dealing with the 
Job Visa issues, which had become the headache for every expatriate working here, should get resolved. 
Should be a welcome news for expatriate work force in Health Sector. The problems with not getting Job Visa Card timely and all were never there in MOH times.

People are hoping to take a breath of relief again in this sense. Although it will again become difficult to convey your any message to the governing body as in MOH days these community Health Workers were the naughtiest thing around. These so called community Health Workers were posted as managerial heads of the health centers and hospitals and it was very annoying sometimes. Even a small thing which you have to ask for, can take a long time to reach to MOH and then back to you.
But yes, in those yesteryears when MOH was working nicely, there were less problems as a whole. Let us see what this returning back to MOH brings. 
Although the gist of all experiences in Maldives says "It will always be worse than before in this God damned country". 
If there will be any salary restructuring etc, which is inevitable, I'll keep informing you all on these pages. Keep looking or better subscribe to the posts...

But in general Maldives has changed for the worse over these few years. I am talking about the general behavior and perception of public towards any person who is providing any kind of service to these monkeys. They ask such stupid questions and present such varied situations like;

1. ...if a patient has come with weakness and giddiness then don't forget to ask 'Are you drinking enough water now a days?'. Their answer will amaze you. Most of the times they will themselve tell you that now a days they are not drinking even 3 glass everyday. 

2. ...Then the complaint of 'urine having yellow color since last few days'...and the same should be your question..'Are you drinking enough water now a days?'...answer will come 'No'.

3. ...Complaint: 'I am having severe pain over right foot'..and stop. they will stop talking or will keep blabbering that this kind of things happened in past as well. Now you start asking and after three or four questions the cause will be clear. Actually the fellow got hit by someone's foot yesterday while playing football and as this could have happen umpteen times in the past so that's what he was telling in the way that this has happened in the past as well. They will almost never tell you the supposed cause of their trouble first.

4. ...persons will be brought as a 'least bit away from dying' cases, on the stretcher, bellowing like an injured animal with howls and tears. 90% of them are cases of 'Breathing Difficulty with Chest Pain with Giddiness and generalized weakness with occasional Blackouts'. And almost all of them are actually 'Acute Gastritis' and have not taken any food since quite a few hours or may be whole day. But they won't tell you 
all this. You will bang your head into the dead intellect pea brains of these neanderthals and then only will find this great Diagnosis out.

5. And the biggest of all questions...'Why you are writing this or these medicines?', 'Are you sure of these medicines?', Can you guarantee that this will solve my problem?.

6. There is a quite frequent question which is posed by Maldivian of all size and shapes and across the ages if they are consulting for some chronic condition. 'What have I got?' It is a serious question and as a noble clinicist that you may feel at the time of posed question...it becomes your responsibility to tell the sick fellow that he/she has got such and such condition.

.....Now you, by all your known expertise, will take at least 15-30 minutes in explaining. They will listen to it like some eager student is trying to absorb his/her master's knowledge. You become glad after ending your speech. Everything properly translated. Now will come the greatest sentence of all...'Ya, the same/similar thing the doctor told many times whenever we asked in Male' (Maldive's Capital) or in Trivandrum (In India, another medical hub for Maldivians who are willing to travel abroad for their gastritis to MI) or in Colombo 
(in Sri Lanka, recently adopted medical hub for Maldivians) It becomes very heartening to see that you are as well an expert over the disease as are those sitting in multi-speciality hospitals. But it becomes very irritating that the fellow just now wasted your time unnecessarily and actually was.....may be testing you.

Things like this are common. The commonest of common sense is not available in these fish-brains  And joking apart, sometimes when a real tough complicated patient will come, then you as a clinician will suffer.

Still, we are going there to earn a salary which has been promised in the offer letter. With some lies, they are mostly the same what you will actually get. So, if you can behave detached from these people personally then you can nicely live here, work and earn.
When I was working in Maldives, a few doctors seemed very happy here. I always posed then the question "what is the secret behind your cool demeanor?"
"Just don't try to be attached with these locals, no matter how close to you they are living or working. Their behavior is different than ours and they respond to the similar stimulus differently than us." they use to tell. True indeed...

There is one more thing. Somehow, as a result of this blog, or due to the current troubles in sending dollars from here or due to some other reason, Indian doctors have decreased in number in reaching Maldives. It is very disheartening to see that a country which is and always will need health professionals from outside, is being lost as a working ground for Indians. Now a days there is a flood of Specialists from Russian speaking countries. They get a meager salary of USD 200/- or 300/- per month there in their own countries. So, getting ten times more here is like a dream come true. Although the English they speak in, is always pathetic without exception. Even if someone among them thinks hat he/she is very good in English  it is simply funny when you listen to it. They are coming here to stay for long. Where else they'll go? Here or middle east only.

So, fellow Indian Doctors, if you are reading this blog, Don't hesitate in coming here now. MOH is back and hopefully the same sense of security will come back with this change here. Keep your eyes open about Maldives. It was a nice working place till recently. It can become good again if the authorities take care of it. Cultural differences are not a problem. The Job Visa Card and money sending process should not be complicated. 
That's it.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Expat nurse working in Gulhi raped.

Dear people reading this blog,

The Maldives' notorious nature is taking a turn.  On these pages only I informed you all about the rape of a lady Gynecologist in Maldives a few weeks ago. By the way, the police has dropped all charges against the offenders as they stated in court 'No one was the witness of this alleged rape' hence we can not present this case. How funny this is...!!!

Now today got the news about the following. I am hereby providing you people the web page link of a news article. I have confirmed the news myself from reliable sources. There was a time in recent past when I used to work in the neighborhood of this island K. Gulhi.Very sad happenings. My heart goes out to the nice lady who worked for these bastards with so much of patience and got repaied like this in return of her services.

http://minivannews.com/society/expat-nurse-working-in-gulhi-raped-27476/comment-page-1#comment-48417

Expat nurse working in Gulhi raped

Expat nurse working in Gulhi raped thumbnail Police have arrested two men and a minor on suspicion of raping an Indian nurse working in the island of Gulhi in Kaafu Atoll.
Deputy Chair of the Gulhi Island Council, Abdulla Shiham, told Minivan News that the incident occurred last Friday night.
“That night a council member was phoned and informed about the incident at 12:30am in the morning,” he explained. “I myself went to the house where the nurse was staying and we reported it to the police right away. Police arrived the next morning because the weather was bad and no speedboat was available at the time.”
Police started their investigation the following morning, said Shiham, and arrested a 19 year-old, a 24 year-old and a minor.
“The nurse has worked for the island for almost five years and she has helped the islanders in many ways,” he continued. “We condemn this action with the strongest possible terms and we call on police and judiciary to give them the harshest penalty possible, even to the minor.”
Islanders were all frustrated and sad about the incident, the council chair said.
“When the doctor in the island health centre goes for vacation the nurse will not let us feel the absence of the doctor, she cares for the islanders very well, even if we asked she would open the health centre at midnight,” he added.
While the nurse wanted to come back to work for the island, Shiham said her husband did not want her to stay there any longer and she left the next day.
Police Sub-Inspector Ahmed Shiyam confirmed the arrests were made and said the investigation was underway.

12 Comments on "Expat nurse working in Gulhi raped"


  • Ziyan on Tue, 25th Oct 2011 6:33 PM 
    This is how Maldivians repay the foreigners who provides us a public service. How disgusting is this to know. Our society has no respect for anyone.





  • Atheist on Tue, 25th Oct 2011 7:24 PM 
    This..atrocity is caused not because Maldivians don’t impose Islamic sharia ‘properly’ That would make things worse..
    This was caused due to lack of legal consensual sex between adults in the Maldives.
    Maldives needs a few legal brothels or two.





  • So sad on Tue, 25th Oct 2011 8:04 PM 
    This is so sad. What will be their penalty?





  • Briko on Tue, 25th Oct 2011 11:50 PM 
    @Atheist
    quite evidently it isnt even that, 80% of Maldivians have sex outside marriage. This has issues rooted in different social problems such as abuse at a young age.
    The cycle continues, and it would unless intervention is taken at a humongous scale. I’m of a mind that Maldivians are inherently drawn to such and such. Not everyone mind you. But he majority.
    possible causes might be lowered IQ and emotional faculties of the brain, and possible causes for that might be stunted growth and malnutrition plus ironically the vicious cycle of abuse.
    It is a good question to debate on the legality of consensual sex outside marriage too.





  • awlaki on Wed, 26th Oct 2011 12:53 AM 
    @Athiest;
    Actually allowing consensual sex makes the problem worse. more rapes happen in USA than in Maldives comparatively. It maybe what you want but not the best solution. So don’t try to spread your propaganda here. Only fools believe in your kind of logic.






  • Ekaloa on Wed, 26th Oct 2011 8:57 AM 
    Welcome to Anehdhivehiraahje, lead by MDP Junta and its cult leader Nasheed





  • maxed4901 on Wed, 26th Oct 2011 11:40 AM 
    I DONNO Y U CAN TAKE THE SARCASTIC COMMENTS FROM EKOLOA WHILE I JUST TOLD THE TRUTH.





  • maxed4901 on Wed, 26th Oct 2011 11:43 AM 
    I GUESS THE TRUTH IS ALWAS UN BEARABLE EH MATE?





  • saigonstay on Wed, 26th Oct 2011 1:30 PM 
    Oh my god!!!





  • Raj on Wed, 26th Oct 2011 2:11 PM 
    Those idiots who do this are dirty animals
    It is amazing that almost half of crime cases in Maldives is about child abuse and sexual abuse
    It is look like 100% maniacs collection in small country /How it is possible?
    just morality zero place/
    big shame for Maldives






  • badr on Wed, 26th Oct 2011 3:11 PM 
    Implement the law vigorously! Whether the victim was a Maldivian or a foreigner it does not matter. It is a very embarassing situation for a small community like the Maldives. Sexual abuse and rape are the manifestation of deep-seated cultural norms that have been tolerated and are being tolerated for too long. The whole country should bear responsibility for such social problems, including the politicians, the police, the judiciary and we ourselves as individuals! Time for a change people!





  • Xpresstrain on Wed, 26th Oct 2011 9:26 PM 
    I support Atheist. Awlaki, you can’t compare US to MV.





  • Dr. Pankaj on Wed, 26th Oct 2011 11:37 PM 
    People of Maldives,
    I understand that you are mostly still not properly civilized but now you are bridging the gap between human and animals. It is not good.
    This nurse I know personally. she is such a nice soul. She always took care of patients in her range of work. Even all those bastards who raped her, she must have helped quite a few times in their short sinful life.
    Do you think that your country can carry the weight of your crimes? I am working here since last 2 years and I am seeing you all degrading in front of my eyes. Youth taking drugs and being free on roads to rob or steal or even rape.
    In your country rape is a minor issue but there are places where sexual abuse is not considered a pardonable crime at all. And how will you live without the expatriate specialist workforce on which your entire country depends so heavily?
    Give it a thought folks…before it is too late.





  • awlaki on Thu, 27th Oct 2011 6:01 AM 
    @ DR. Pankaj
    We understand your outrage. WE are too outraged. We want exemplary punishment for the perpetrators of this crime and any such criminals. But the problem in our country is that the system is hijacked by a a group of ppl who cannot agree to dispense with the kind of justice we have in mind. What we have in mind is full islamic sharia under which criminals who raped would not see the light of another day. Do not get me wrong here. Islamic sharia is not only about chopping of heads or hands. Its a vast complete system of justice that is often misrepresented and portrayed wrongly by mainstream media. If the world ran according to islamic sharia much grief would be erased from the world.



  • Zeenat on Thu, 27th Oct 2011 4:36 PM 
    @ Dr Pankaj
    Your anguish is understandable. We Maldivians are ashamed that such a crime was committed on a helpless lady. I agree with what Badr said above. We should acknowledge that this problem exists and take appropriate measure for its eradication. All porn sites should immediately be banned for one. Secondly, emphasis should be given to sports in schools. After A level, all students should be made to work in hospitals, courts, jails and for disaster management.


  • fathmath haleem on Thu, 27th Oct 2011 8:41 PM 
    @Zeenat
    why stop at a half measure? After banning porn literature, we shall make it easy for people to get married. During the time of sahaba, marriage and divorce were easy things.