Captain (Rtd) Ali Ihusaan has criticized the High Commission of India for publishing documents detailing the progress of development projects in Maldives being funded by the line of credit from India.
The most recent details published by the Indian High Commission were regarding the development of eco-tourism zones in Addu. The document headed with the Indian emblem highlighted the key objectives and scope of the project.
The poster stated that eco-tourism zones will be established in Hithadhoo, Hulhudhoo, Maradhoo, Meedhoo, and Feydhoo in Addu, and the project is being funded by MVR 38 million from India.
Captain Ihusaan tagged the Indian High Commission in Maldives in a tweet requesting the Commission to stop publishing such documents with the Indian emblem.
He stated that such actions convey a wrong message, and if that was the intention, it must be stopped as such messages greatly undermine Maldivian institutions.
The former captain also appealed to the Indian High Commission for both countries to remain friends and demonstrate mutual respect.
Details of projects funded by loans and free aid from India are published exclusively by the Indian High Commission. Many have criticized the Maldivian government and India due to this.