MDP office in Hoarafushi torched

MDP office in Hoarafushi torched
October 11 17:03 2015

The offices of the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) in a northern island was torched in the early hours of Sunday morning.

According to the MDP, the haruge in Haa Alif Atoll Hoarafushi Island is no longer usable. No one was injured, but the furniture and office supplies were burnt.

The fire, reported at 1:55am was put out by the police, a police spokesman said. He declined to comment on whether the fire was deliberate as the matter is under investigation.

Mohamed Sameer, a councilor, said: “Right now, we don’t know exactly what happened.”

The Elections Commission has condemned the torching of the MDP offices and described the act as an “uncivilized act.”