Update on the Current Situation in the Maldives

February 12, 2018

Security Forces Reiterate Commitment to Maintaining Peace and Calm across the Maldives; Will Closely Monitor any Incitements towards Unrest.

The Maldives Police Service (MPS) and the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF), in a joint press conference held today, sent out a strong appeal to the public to maintain the calm and ignore any incitement towards causing unrest at this time.

Citing intelligence reports of incitement to unrest, the security forces maintained that they would be closely monitoring any such attempts to move beyond peaceful protest and threaten the public peace.

While investigations are ongoing on the recent incidents, the security forces assured the public of swift and decisive action in any instance of incitement to violence.