President Dr Waheed assures that rule of law will be upheld
07 February 2012, Ref: 2012-84

President Dr Mohamed Waheed has assured that rule of law will be maintained in the Maldives.

In a statement to the public after taking the oath of office following the resignation of Mohamed Nasheed, President Dr Waheed gave assurance to the public that no unlawful order would be issued to the Police, the Maldives National Defence Forces, or to any individual.

He stated that it was today the sovereignty of the Constitution was upheld and rule of law in its true sense was restored. He added it was today that people got the assurance of rule of law and the protection of law.

“The nation witnessed difficult times in the recent past, but today the Maldivian people have made a momentous decision.

“Following that decision…at any cost, the rule of law must be upheld,” said the President.

He said differences among political parties and the public must be set aside for the sake of national unity. He urged everyone to join hands for the public interest.

Speaking on transitional justice, the President said no law must be violated in any revenge against the past political leaders.

He appealed for advancing national peace and security.

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