Stolen Identity! Name and Shame
I only get distorted information. Not sure what to believe or what is true. Yet, when I saw facebook updates requesting to check the political party that we are registered and providing how to do it, I got curious and checked mine on 09 March 2013. I was sure I will not belong to any party as I am a proud independent siding with justice. I shocked but not surprised to see my identity stolen.
YES! My identity was stolen by a political party that I would never want to have any affiliations with. I got angry and quickly updated my facebook as below;
“A Political Party in Maldives have stolen my identity. May Allah punish the ones who stole my identity and give me justice. They are not worthy of leadership. Please check where you are registered!” A few of my friends replied that theirs was stolen too.
The Political party that stole my identity has caused me inconvenience. I was hoping that the Election Commission will act once I report to them. I have to send a letter to the Party and request to them to remove my name form their registry. If the party does not remove my name form their registry within three days (I live in Australia and it will take at leas 10-15days for the letter to reach Maldives) I am then suppose to inform the Elections Commission in Maldives. Instead I have emailed both organisation, on 11 march 2013, a copy of the letter I posted. I am waiting for an acknowledgement of the email I sent. To get justice I will have to put effort.
Will I get justice? What does the law say! How would the party be made accountable for this deceitful action? These are questions I need answers! This will be a learning process. On 12 March 2013, Election Commission has expressed concern due to the complains about the “stolen identities” and asked people to check. It was surprising that there was no mention how Elections Commission would address this issue.
Maldives held first democratic elections in 2008 and since then about 16 political parties were registered until 12 March 2013. Now, to be a legitimate political party it must have a minimum of 10,000 members. With this law in place now Maldives are down with 5 political parties. Among them includes the identity stealer's too.
In the current situation it is really hard to learn the truth. Every one speaks with such conviction the listener for a moment will think “this must be the truth” until one meets another speaker of the same nature. If I know the persons characteristics and actions then I can discern the level of honesty otherwise it is all murky water.
Maldives is now in the midst of campaigning – This is a very dirty business. Selling the votes to the highest bidder. The principles of democracy is lost and people are working for immediate gratifications and self interest while the political leaders have their own plans.
Rich businessman’s are now turn towards politics. Religious radicals are doing the same! The 5 political parties will play they game of politics hard with their own interest. Shame and name each other during their campaign speeches. Attach personally and abuse verbally. I feel sad to express these negativity of the most Maldivian leaders and people. Yet, if I look around the democratic leaders around the world do not set a better example either.
With the natural beauty of Maldives I dream of Maldivians in a similar way with beautiful smiles, filled with happiness and in pure balance. I am not sure whether any party has the sincerity to lead the country with justice and compassion towards the dream I have.
I have hope.... and more reason to sign the petition. please take a minute