Implementation of recommendations made in inquiry report discussed

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih meets National Security Council on August 12, 2021. (Photo/President's Office)

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Thursday convened the National Security Council (NSC) at the President’s Office where discussions were centered on the enforcement of the recommendations proposed in the Inquiry Report compiled by the Parliament Committee on National Security Services (241 Committee) in connection to the May 6 terror attack on Parliament Speaker, former President Mohamed Nasheed.

In this meeting, President and the NCS discussed the immediate, short-term and long-term recommendations proposed in the report.

It was also noted that 38 of the recommendations proposed in the report had already been implemented. Following this, ways to initiate and implement the remaining recommendations proposed were dwelled into.

The report made a total of 45 recommendations – which covers general security to Nasheed, and his security at his residence and during his travel via air, land and sea.

A homemade remote-controlled IED was strapped to a motorcycle parked nearby Nasheed’s residence and was detonated at 08:27 pm on May 6, just as Nasheed, 54, exited his residence and went to get in his car. Nasheed was thrown to the ground and sustained multiple shrapnel injuries.

He was rushed to ADK Hospital, where he underwent multiple life-saving surgeries to remove ball bearings and other shrapnel, some of which perforated his internal organs. Nasheed is currently undergoing further treatment in the UK.