Opposition Progressive Congress Coalition attributed inhumane acts in the country to the carelessness of government institutions.
The comment was part of a statement regarding the recent murder of a 13-year-old boy, calling for the culprits to be given the maximum penalty.
The statement claimed that the government is meant to ensure the safety of citizens, yet such heinous crimes are enabled by careless leaders and organizations that neglect their duties. The coalition called for the president and all relevant authorities to avoid making excuses, and to penalize those involved in the crime.
“We demand the government to find the truth behind this act, and to guarantee the safety and security of the citizens”, stated the declaration.
The opposition also requested relevant organizations to promptly provide the victim’s family with psychosocial support.
Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) also released a statement condemning the murder.