President Dr Mohamed Waheed
has said that the measures taken by the government, in the last 100 days
had encouraged unity among the people, and instilled national spirit.
The President made this remark at the press conference held this
afternoon, to mark the first 100 days since his assumption of office as
the President of Maldives.
In his press statement, President Waheed said that in the last 100
days, he had put in his maximum efforts in serving the people most
dedicatedly. The President noted that the state of the country was not
at an optimum, at the time of his assumption of office. Continuing on,
the President said that the whole country had been politically divided
and disharmonised, and that the economy was at an extremely low point.
Stating that a lot was still needed to establish and strengthen a
modern democratic system in the Maldives, the President said that he
would not take a step back in accomplishing it.
The President also said that his government respected all independent
institutions established under the constitution, their reports, and
decisions. The President reiterated that he would not influence any of
the independent institutions or the judiciary of the country.
Noting that the biggest challenge the country faced today was that of
the economic state, President Waheed said that a lot was required to
stabilize the fiscal state of the country, and that a good number of
measures had already been taken. The President also said that the
country was facing a time of weakened social and moral values as well.
Referring to ways of overcoming the current social issues, the
President said that one of the most important steps was to establish an
efficient justice system, and ensure peace and order in the country.
Speaking in this regard, the President assured that his government
would not pardon an offender, or prosecute an innocent, to achieve
political motives. The President also assured that the state would not
back down in upholding the rule of law.
Following his press statement, President Waheed answered questions
posed to him by the media, regarding the challenges faced in the first
100 days as President.