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Friday, April 15, 2005

Indonesian president told to slaughter 1,000 sheep to ward off quakes

JAKARTA, April 13 (AFP) -- Indonesia's president said Tuesday he had been told to slaughter 1,000 sheep to prevent a repeat of the disastrous quakes that have hit his country, but he rejected the advice as superstitious nonsense.

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said he had been bombarded with telephone text messages, or SMS, saying sacrificial lambs could calm the seismic forces that have claimed thousands of lives.

"I have received many SMSs which say: 'Mr. President, please slaughter 1,000 sheep'," Yudhoyono was quoted as saying by the state news agency Antara.

Yudhoyono urged the public not to believe in superstitions, saying that earthquakes were a natural phenomenon and could be explained scientifically.

Indonesia is a mainly Muslim country but belief in ancient mystic practices is still ingrained in the lives of many citizens.

The magnitude 9.3 earthquake off Indonesia's Sumatra island last December generated a massive tidal wake that killed some 220,000 people in countries around the Indian Ocean, most of them in Indonesia.

Another large tremor on the same Indian Ocean geological faultline killed more than 670 people on the Indonesian island of Nias last month.

Experts have warned that another powerful earthquake is likely to happen in the area.

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After quite a while away from this, I’m back to bloggin.

Hopefully my schedule will permit me to do some serious bloggin J

 

Cheers

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Saturday, August 21, 2004

Constitution of Maldives - Chapter 1: State, Sovereignty and Citizens

1. The Maldives shall be a sovereign, independent, democratic republic based on the principles of Islam, and shall be a unitary State, to be known as the Republic of Maldives. In this Constitution, the Republic of Maldives shall hereinafter be referred to as “the Maldives”.

 

2. The territory of the Maldives shall comprise the land, air space, sea and seabed within the archipelagic baselines of the Maldives drawn in accordance with the law, and shall include the territorial waters, the seabed and air space thereof beyond the said baselines.

 

3. The State of the Maldives shall, in accordance with this Constitution, be the territory of the Maldives, the citizens of the Maldives and the powers of the State as a composite whole.

 

4—       (1) The powers of the State of the Maldives shall be vested in the citizens. The said powers, for purposes of governing the State, shall comprise the following:

(a)    the Executive;

(b)    the Legislature; and

(c)     the Administration of Justice.

 

(2) In accordance with this Constitution the executive power shall be vested in the President and the Cabinet of Ministers, the legislative power shall be vested in the People’s Majlis and the People’s Special Majlis and the power of administering justice shall be vested in the President and the courts of the Maldives.

 

5. Persons mentioned herein below shall be citizens of the Maldives:

(a)         every person who is a citizen of the Maldives at the commencement of this constitution;

(b)         every child born to a citizen of the Maldives; and

(c)          every foreigner who, in accordance with the law, becomes a citizen of the Maldives.

 

6. The Government of the Maldives shall be the authorities exercising the powers of the State in accordance with this Constitution.

 

7. The religion of the State of the Maldives shall be Islam.

 

8. The national language of the Maldives shall be Dhivehi.

 

9. The national day of the Maldives shall be the 1st day of the month of Rabeeu al-Awwal.

 

10. The capital of the Maldives shall be the island of Male´.

 

11. The unit of currency of the Maldives shall be Rufiyaa, which shall be divided into one hundred Laari.

 

12.—    (1) Any person who, by the threat or use of force or in violation of the Constitution, abrogates or attempts to abrogate the Constitution or attempts to undermine the Constitution or conspires to commit any of the said acts shall be guilty of high treason.

 

(2) Any person who aids and abets or is an accomplice in the commission of any act mentioned in clause (1) of this Article or any person who has knowledge of the commission of such act and has failed to report the same shall also be guilty of high treason.

 

Constitution of Maldives - Chapter II: Fundamental Rights and Duties of Citizens

13. Maldivian citizens are equal before and under the law and are entitled to the equal protection of the law.

 

14.—    (1) No Maldivian shall be deprived of citizenship except as may be provided by law.

 

(2) Any person wishing to renounce the right to Maldivian citizenship may do so as provided by law.

 

15.— (1)

(a)     The right to protection under the law, the guarantee thereof, and treatment in accordance with the law shall be an inalienable right of every Maldivian citizen, irrespective of where he may be, and of every person while in the Maldives.

(b)     No person shall be arrested or detained except as provided by law. No person shall be detained for a period exceeding twenty-four hours without being informed of the grounds of arrest or detention.

(c)      No act detrimental to the life, liberty, body, name, reputation or property of a person shall be committed except as provided by law.

(d)     No person charged with an offence shall be kept in detention for a period exceeding seven days except as provided by law.

 

(2) Any Maldivian citizen subjected to oppressive treatment shall have the right to appeal against such treatment to the concerned authorities and to the President of the Republic.

 

16.—    (1) Every person shall be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

 

(2) Every person who is charged with an offence shall have the right to defend himself in accordance with Shari’ah. To this effect, such a person shall be allowed to obtain the assistance of a lawyer whenever such assistance is required.

 

17.—    (1) No law shall authorise the punishment of a person for an act or omission that did not constitute a criminal offence at the time of the act or omission.

 

(2) No law shall authorise the punishment of a person for an offence by a penalty greater than, or of a kind different from the penalty prescribed by law for that offence at the time that offence was committed.

 

(3) No person shall be punished for the same offence more than once.

 

18. Residential dwellings and the premises thereof shall be inviolable. Such dwellings and premises shall not be entered except as provided by law.

 

19. Persons shall be free to acquire knowledge and to impart knowledge provided that such acquisition and imparting of knowledge does not contravene law.

 

20. Letters, messages, telephonic conversations and such other means of communication shall be inviolable. Such letters, messages, telephonic conversations and other means of communication shall not be intercepted, read, listened to or divulged except as expressly provided by law.

 

21. Every Maldivian citizen shall have the right to return to the Maldives irrespective of where he may be and, unless prohibited by law, to leave the Maldives and to travel within the Maldives.

 

22. Every citizen shall have the right to acquire, hold and dispose of property in accordance with law.

 

23.—    (1) Property of persons shall be inviolable. No person shall be deprived of his property except as provided by law or Shari’ah.

 

(2) No property of a person shall be compulsorily acquired by the State except in the instances specified in law and except for public benefit and unless fair and just compensation in accordance with law is made for such property.

 

(3) Property of a person shall not be forfeited in substitution for any offence.

 

(4) Nothing in this Article shall affect the making of or operation of the following laws:

(a)      any law authorising the State to compulsorily acquire or take possession of, without compensation, any property that may be injurious to life or property or health of the people;

(b)      any law authorising the State to forfeit property proven in court to have been illegally and wrongfully acquired; and

(c)       any law authorising the State to forfeit enemy property and to dispose of such property.

 

24. Every citizen shall have the right to practice any occupation provided that such occupation is not prohibited by law.

 

25. Every citizen shall have the freedom to express his conscience and thoughts orally or in writing or by other means, unless prohibited by law in the interest of protecting the sovereignty of the Maldives, of maintaining public order and of protecting the basic tenets of Islam.

 

26. Persons shall be free to assemble peaceably and in a manner that does not contravene the law.

 

27. Persons shall be free to form societies and associations, unless prohibited by law in the interest of the protection of sovereignty of the Maldives and the maintenance of public order.

 

28. Every Maldivian citizen engaged in employment shall have the right of pension in accordance with law.

 

29. Loyalty to the State and obedience to the Constitution and to the law of the Maldives shall be the duty of every Maldivian citizen, irrespective of where he may be.

 

30. It shall be the duty of every Maldivian citizen to protect and uphold the Constitution and the laws of the Maldives and to honour the freedoms and rights of others.

 

31.—    (1) Where any law, regulation or any principle having the force of law is inconsistent with the fundamental rights stipulated in this Chapter, such law, regulation or principle shall, to the extent of such inconsistency, be void.

 

(2) The fundamental rights stipulated in this Chapter shall not, temporarily or otherwise, be denied save in accordance with this Constitution.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

New Chairpersons appointed to head State Companies

The President today appointed new Chairpersons to head State Companies. The move was designed to separate service providers from regulatory authorities. Under the arrangement, Ministers no longer head or sit on the Board of Directors of State Companies. The new appointments reflect a commitment to infuse Companies with new blood, fresh mindsets and a new vision.

The newly appointed Chairpersons are:

• Mr. Mohamed Saeed as Chairperson of the Maldives Airports Company Limited,
• Mr. Hussain Shihab as Chairperson of the Maldives Ports Authority,
• Mr. Mohamed Umar Maniku as Chairperson of the Island Aviation Services Limited,
• Mr. Hussain Shareef as Chairperson of the State Trading Organisation Public Limited,
• Dr. Musthafa Luthfee as the Chairperson of Dhiraagu Private Limited,
• Dr. Abdul Muhsin Mohamed as the Chairperson of the State Electric Company Limited,
• Dr. Fathin Hameed as the Chairperson of the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company Limited,
• Mr. Abdul Hameed Zakariyya as the Chairperson of the Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company Limited,
• Mr. Mahmood Raazee as the Chairperson of the Maldives National Shipping Limited,
• Mr. Ibrahim Rafeeq as the Chairperson of the Maldives Post Limited,
• Mr. Ahmed Ali Manik as the Chairperson of the Maldives Inflight Catering Private Limited, and,
• Dr. Abdulla Naseer as the Chairperson of the Maldives Water and Sewerage Company Limited.

 

Source : http://www.presidencymaldives.gov.mv

 

The Government invites a European Union fact finding mission to visit the Maldives

Following Friday’s mob violence, the Government has invited a European Union fact finding mission to visit Male’.

The Government’s decision to invite an EU mission was to boost its efforts to implementing the agenda for democratic reform in the country.

The EU Ambassador to the Maldives, Mr. Francisco da Camara Gomes, had praised the President’ reform proposals of 9 June, during his call on the President last June to present his credentials.

The EU is also an important development partner of the Maldives and accounts for a substantial share of tourist arrival into the country.

Source: www.presidencymaldives.gov.mv

 

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Constitution of Maldives - Chapter XIII : Proclamation of Emergency

Proclamation of Emergency

144. Where the President has determined that the security of the Maldives or part thereof is threatened by war or foreign aggression or civil unrest, the President shall have the right to issue a Proclamation of Emergency.

Powers of the President during a Proclamation of Emergency

145. While the Proclamation of Emergency is in force, the President shall have the power to take and order all measures expedient to protect national security and public order. Such measures may include the suspension from time to time of fundamental rights as deemed appropriate by the President and suspension of laws which in the opinion of the President impede the maintenance of national security and public order.

Duration and revocation of a Proclamation of Emergency

146.—(1) A Proclamation of Emergency shall initially be valid for a period of three months. In the event that the President has determined that such Proclamation of Emergency should be extended for a period exceeding three months, such matter shall be laid before the People’s Majlis prior to the expiration of the three months and the Proclamation of Emergency may be extended, if passed by the People’s Majlis, for a period determined by the Majlis. Where the period of Proclamation of Emergency is not extended as mentioned herein, upon expiration of the said three months such Proclamation of Emergency shall lapse.

(2) The President may revoke the Proclamation of Emergency while it is in force where to the satisfaction of the President there exists no circumstance requiring continuation of the Proclamation of Emergency.

(3) Upon the expiration of the Proclamation of Emergency, and within one month from such date, a written report on the emergency that occurred shall be submitted to the People’s Majlis by the President.

 

BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | State of emergency for Maldives: "State of emergency for Maldives

A state of emergency has been declared in the Maldives, after a protest by about 5,000 people for more democracy and the release of political prisoners. Government spokesman Dr Ahmed Shaheed said the emergency was declared on Friday after a rare show of dissent in the one-party nation turned violent. Four police officers were reportedly stabbed and about 50 arrests made. (.. read more..)"

Law and Order Restored Through Emergency Measures (in Male', Maldives)

The President today declared a State of Emergency to prevent deterioration of law and order.

A mob had gathered in front of the Headquarters of the NSS in the early evening of Thursday. Police worked with restraint for over seventeen hours to peacefully disrupt the mob through dialogue and discussion. The mob comprised various unruly elements of society, and a considerably large number of curious bystanders. The mob made various ad hoc demands, including the release of a number of criminals.

However, tensions escalated this afternoon as the mob turned increasingly violent, stabbing two unarmed policemen, who sustained serious injuries, and subsequently torched a Government building. Having exercised maximum restraint despite these criminal acts, when the mob attempted to charge down the entrance to the Police Headquarters, the Government authorities finally had no alternative but to implement measures to disperse the mob. As a result, the security services worked closely together to disperse the mob quickly and with the use of minimal force. Peace was restored shortly after and about 80 persons are now assisting the security services with their inquiries.

In order to protect the peace and welfare of all citizens, the President has proclaimed a State of Emergency in Male’ and nearby islands, pursuant to powers vested in him by Section 144 of the Constitution.

Source: P.O., Maldives

 

 

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

still loving you...

I have loved you; even now I may confess,
Some embers of my love their fire retain
but do not let it cause you more distress,
I do not want to sadden you again.
 
Hopeless and tonguetied, yet, I loved you dearly
With pangs the jealous and the timid know;
So tenderly I loved you- so sincerely;

I pray God grant another love you so

 

 

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Maldives - Legends and Folklore

REDIN

According to tradition, the islands of the country were named by a legendary people known as Redhin. They were said to have inhabited the archipelago some time in the past. There is scant information regarding these people, except for references made to them in oral traditions and folklore. One thing is however certain, the archipelago was in the past inhabited by various peoples, about whom nothing is known today.

The Redhin were said to be large, fair haired and light skinned people who had long noses. They were said to be skilled masons, who built temples and shrines. They were also astronomers, able to foretell events by observing the heavens. The Redhin were master mariners, competent in both sailing and rowing. They worshipped the sun and fire. They were known to be a peaceful people, who shunned contact with others who inhabited the islands. They were known to get violent when they performed their devotional rituals, in which both men and women participated. Architecture attributed to these ancient seafarers is evident in ruins scattered all over the archipelago.  

KOIMALA KALOA (LEGEND OF HABITATION)

Once upon a time a Prince of Royal Birth named Koimala, and his wife the daughter of the King of Serendib, set sail on a voyage on two ships. The Royal Couple traveled on one ship while their retainers traveled on the other. The ships traveled the high seas for many days. Nearing the Maldives they were becalmed in the North Maalhos Madulu Atoll, in the North of the archipelago. Wanting to rest and provision they disembarked on the island Rasgetheemu and commanded their retainers to occupy the other island lying nearby, Angolhitheemu.

The inhabitants of the nearby islands learning of Koimala’s royal lineage, invited him remain and proclaimed him their king. One day while the prince was supervising the construction of a royal bath he saw a white bird flying overhead. The next day also he was supervising the royal baths when he saw a similar bird fly overhead. This went on for some days. On the seventh day he decided to follow the bird. Koimala traveled by boat while the bird flew overhead. After a journey of many days several islands were sighted. The bird alighted on a large tree on the island of Dhoonidhu, lying near Male’. The bird however, did not remain in Dhoonidhu for long. It once again flew away. Koimala followed it in his boat. This time the bird alighted on a tree growing on Male’. At the time Male was being used by the people of Giravaru Island, lying nearby, as a fishing village. Therefore Koimala asked their permission for him to settle down in Male’, which they willingly gave. Koimala and his spouse, the daughter of the king of Serendib, settled down in Male’ and sent their ships to Serendib to fetch more lion people.  

RANNAMAARI (LEGEND OF CONVERSION)

 The Traditional Version

The popular version of the episode attributes the exorcism and the subsequent Conversion of the islands to Yousuf Shamsuddin-al Tabrezi*, (popularly known as Thabreyzgefanu), and relates how he dispelled the evil demon by the powers of the Holy Qur’an. Nevertheless, this account deviates somewhat from Ibn Battuta’s' version.

It is said that an evil spirit came to the island every month demanding the sacrifice of a virgin. Every month a virgin was chosen and taken to a small ‘temple’ located on the north eastern shore of Male’, where she was left alone. When the people came to the temple in the morning, they found the girl dead. One day there arrived in Male', a man most pious named Yousuf Shamsuddin-al Tabrezi*, (popularly known as Thabreyzgefanu). He stayed in the house of a poor couple in Male'. The month following his arrival, he came home from a walk one day to find the poor couple weeping and wailing. When he heard about their plight, he volunteered to take the girls place in the temple that night.

Yousuf awaited the evil demon in the idol temple. He sat there reciting the Holy Qur’an. Around midnight he beheld something that looked like a ship, far out in the Eastern horizon. Slowly it loomed larger. However, as it came within hearing distance of the Qur’an recital, it turned back, plunged in to the sea and disappeared. At dawn, when the king and the islanders came they were astonished to find the learned man engaged in the recital of the Holy Qur’an.

The king questioned him about his mysterious performance and Thabreyzgefanu explained that he was saved by the powers of the most Gracious and Holy Qur’an, and called upon the king to embrace Islam, so that the island maybe freed from the wrath of the demon. The king replied; ‘I shall embrace your religion if on the next full moon night the demon fails to appear’

On the night of the next full moon, the lot fell on the king's daughter. This night too, Thabreyzgefanu went with the princess to the idol temple. When the demon failed to appear, he called upon the princess to embrace Islam, which she did at once. Next morning when the king, his courtiers and the islanders arrived, Thabreyzgefaanu once again called upon the king to embrace Islam. To this the king replied; ‘If you show me the demon I shall do as you ask’.

Thabreyzgefaanu instructed the king to order the islanders to deposit all the fish parts on a particular spot on the Northern shore of the island. This being done, the learned man and the king awaited the demon on Rahdhebai Magu.

As they waited, they beheld a small figure emerge from the sea and advance north along the road. It came and stopped at a large boulder on the middle of the road. [This boulder is said to mark the middle of the island.] The learned man and the king observed the child from the shadows. The boy looked around, making sure that he was not observed, started growing. It grew until its face could no longer be seen from the ground. Then the elongated figure bent towards the point on the northern shore, where the offal had been collected. It devoured the whole heap, shrank back to its original size and started to walk away.

Now, Thabreyzgefaanu was no ordinary mortal. He had a powerful jinni at his command, which he now summoned. Accompanied by the king, the learned man stepped out of concealment and barred the demon’s retreat at the Rahdhebai Magu / Majeedhee Magu junction. Thabreyzgefaanu commanded the demon to shrink. It shrank. Thabreyzgefaanu made it shrink until it was the size of a small worm, whereupon, he wiped out a small bottle from his pocket and commanded the demon to enter it. Afraid of the jinni the demon meekly entered the bottle. Then as Thabreyzgefaanu started to seal it the demon spoke, ‘this kingdom belongs to me; therefore, I come to my throne once every month. Today you have vanquished me expelled me, but if the day comes that you no longer holds the kingdom, you should inform me, so that I may once again come to claim my birthright.’ In reply the learned man clapped a rhythmic beat on his buttocks and said, “as long as I hold the kingdom this rhythmic beat would be heard at every sunset. If, you do not hear this beat for three consecutive days, you may return to claim your throne”. Saying this he sealed the bottle and dropped in to the sea. The king embraced Islam and had messengers sent to all the outlying islands bearing the message.

Ibn Battuta’s Version

"... and others related to me that the people of these islands used to be idolaters and there appeared to them every month an evil spirit, one of the jinni who came from the direction of the sea, He resembled a ship full of lamps. The custom of the native, as soon as they perceived him, was to take a virgin to adorn her and take her to the budhukhana, that is to say an idol temple, which was built on the seashore and had a window by which she was visible. They left her there during the nigh and returned in the morning, at which time there were wont to find the young girl dishonored and dead. Every month they drew lots and he upon whom the lot fell gave up his daughter. At length arrived among them a Maghribin Berber called Abu'l-Barakat, who knew by heart the Glorious Qur’an. He was lodged in the house of an old woman in the island of Mahal (Male'). One day he visited his hostess and found that she had assembled her relatives and that the women were weeping as at a funeral. He questioned them upon the subject of their affliction, but they could not make him understand the cause, until an interpreter, who chanced to come in informed him that the lot had fallen upon the old woman and that she had an only daughter, who was now about to be slain by the evil jinni.

Abu'l-Barakat said to the woman: ‘I will go tonight in your daughters stead'. At the time, he was beardless. So on the night following, after he had completed his ablutions, he was conducted to the idol temple. On arrival there he sat himself to recite the Qur’an. Presently through the window, beholding the demon to approach, he continued his recitations. The jinni, as soon as he came within hearing of the Qur’an, plunged in the sea and disappeared; and so it was that, when the dawn was come, the Maghribin was still occupied in reciting the Qur’an.  When the old woman, her relatives and the people of the island, according to their custom, came to take away the girl and burn the corpse, they found the stranger reciting the Qur’an. They conducted him to their king by name Shaniviraza, whom they informed of his adventure.

The king was astonished; and the Maghribin both proposed hi to embrace the true faith, and inspired him with a desire for it. Than said 'Shaniviraza' at him:' Remain with us until next month, and if you do again as you have now done and escape the evil jinni, I will be converted'.

Therefore, the stranger remained with the idolaters, and God disposed the heart of the king to receive the true faith. He became Musalman before the end of the month, as well as his wives, children and courtiers. At the beginning of the following month, the Maghribin was conducted to the idol temple; but the jinni came not, and the Berber recited the Qur’an until the morning, when the Sultan and his subjects arrived and found him so employed. Than they broke the idols and razed the temple to the ground. The people of the island embraced Islam, and sent messengers to the other islands, whose inhabitants were also converted".

The Maldives - an introduction

The Republic of Maldives or Dhivehi Rajje’, (the land of the Dhivehi people) is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean. Its closest neighbors are India and Sri Lanka. The Laccadives lie to the North and the Chagos Group to the South.

The 26 coralline atolls that form the Maldives archipelago are situated on top of a volcanic ridge 960 kilometers in length, which runs from north to south. The only break in this natural barrier occurs only towards the south, where the One an Half Degree Channel and the Equatorial Channel allow safe passage through the archipelago. Almost all the atolls are enclosed by a coral reef which is considered to be some of the most abundant in marine life and beautiful in the whole world.

The approximately 1190 islands that make up the Maldives are small and low lying with the highest barely three meters above mean sea level. Although some larger atolls are approximately fifty kilometers long and thirty kilometers wide no individual island is longer than eight kilometers. There are no rivers or mountains in the Maldives.

The climate is warm and humid with the temperature ranging between 24°C and 33°C throughout the year. The relatively high humidity is tempered by the constant sea breeze which helps to keep the air moving. There are two monsoons in the Maldives; Iruvai, the northeast monsoon and Hulhangu, the southwest monsoon. The northeast monsoon lasts roughly from November to April and the climate is generally dry. The southwest monsoon lasts roughly from May to October with rough seas, heavy winds and showers.

The tropical vegetation comprises coconut palms, breadfruit trees, dense tropical scrub and shrubs. The soil is sandy and highly alkaline, and a deficiency in nitrogen, potash, and iron severely limits agricultural potential. Therefore only ten percent of the land is cultivated, mostly with taro, bananas, coconuts, and other fruit.

The first known language spoken in the country was called ‘Ellu’, which is an archaic form of Singhalese spoken in Sri Lanka. The language used in the Maldives today, is called Dhivehi. Spoken only in the Maldives, Dhivehi belongs to the Indo-European family of languages. It has numerous loanwords from Tamil, Malayalam, Singhalese, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Portuguese and English.

 Although there are dialect differences between the atolls, more pronounced in the four southernmost atolls, Dhivehi is spoken throughout the country. The traditional script, Thaana, is written from right to left. This locally invented script contains twenty-four letters. English is used widely in commerce and increasingly as the medium of instruction in schools.

The written history of the Maldives begins with the country’s Buddhist monarch embracing Islam in 1153 AD. It is however, believed that the Maldives archipelago was originally settled by fishermen from neighboring India and Ceylon (Sri Lanka), shipwrecked sailors, and other ancient travelers in the Indian Ocean. According to legend, a prince from Serendib (identified as Sri Lanka), named Koimala Kaloa, and his bride were becalmed in the Maldives and stayed on to rule the country.

Although the country managed to preserve her independence for the most part of her long history, lying at the crossroads of the ancient sea trade routes, the Maldives was influenced by sailors and travellers from countries on the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Mopla pirates from the Malabar Coast incessantly harassed the country. In the 16th century, the Portuguese subjugated and ruled the islands for 15 years (1558-73), before being forced to flee by Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al-A’zam.

The Maldives was a British protectorate from 1887 to 1965. Following independence from Britain in 1965, the sultanate continued till November 11, 1968, when it was abolished and replaced by a republic.

 

 

 

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memories

so many memories, so many time
as you can see, i can't stop thinking about you
you make me smile,

you make me happy,
but the day you hurt me,

i thought I was dreaming,
but when i realize it was true ,
i couldn't stop thinking about you

but today all the memories are gone
i've finally got over you, but the only thing i miss
was your smiles, hats the only last memories i have of you

but i really want still have a relationship,
a relationship that we can be friends
so i can see you smile again,
and the memories will so long come back again

Do you Remember?

Do you remember the endless nights,
The endless nights spent talking,
Talking about the past,
Talking about the future,
So badly we wanted our dreams,
Our dreams to come to life,
How we didn't want to lose,
Lose each other,
Whom my worst nightmare came true,
When I lost you,
I was lost, lost forever,
In an endless sea of shadows,
That now shall forever hide my soul,
My soul from the world.

 

please tell me you feel the same

I Softly whisper,"I love you” in your ear,
and you say it back but I don't know
how you really feel deep in your heart.

I hope that you’re telling the truth when you say that you love me.
Please tell me you feel the same?

Everyday when I come home I'm very anxious to see your face.
Before I go to bed at night I hope to see your face or feel your touch.

Please tell me you feel the same.

It would be very hard to live me life with out you in it.
I can't imagine living my life that way with you not in it
If you left me right now there would be am empty place in my heart
where you face would be.
Please tell me you feel the same?