MP Ghassan Maumoon (Th. Guraidhoo) said that he hoped that "democratic principles" and "social harmony" would return to the United States.
MP Ghassan, who is also the Vice President of the opposition Progressive Party of Maldives, said this in a tweet regarding former US president Donald J. Trump's fomenting of unrest which culminated with hundreds of his supporters storming Capitol Hill yesterday.
"Repeated incitement to violence by short-sighted extremists posing as politicians leads to a breakdown in law and order," said MP Ghassan. He compared the unrest in the United States to how the Maldives incurred "years of hard work go up in flames on 8 February 2012".
On February 8, 2012, a day after his resignation, former President Mohamed Nasheed; who is currently the Speaker of the People's Majlis; took to the streets with thousands of his supporters. The unrest that ensued saw several incidents of violence and arson throughout the Maldives.