President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has today released a statement regarding the controversy surrounding the report ‘Preliminary Assessment on Radicalisation in the Maldives’ published by non-partisan NGO, Maldivian Democracy Network, in 2015.

In the statement published today on President Solih’s social media, the President asserted that observing and respecting the holy tenets of Islam is a fundamental facet of Maldivian society and is stipulated under Article 10 of the Maldives Constitution. He further noted that any attempts to tarnish the name of Islam or the Prophet PBUH will not be permitted in the Maldives, and that the allegations against MDN, relating to the aforementioned report, will be thoroughly investigated and appropriate measures will be taken as stipulated under the Maldives constitution.

The President also appealed to the public to continue to conform to holy directives and principles of Islam and unify in peace and solidarity.