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Qasim Ibrahim

Presidential Candidate Qasim Calls for 'Removing Underwear' in Push for Government Transparency

MALE', Maldives - Presidential candidate and Leader of Jumhoory Party (JP) Qasim Ibrahim made headlines today with a striking metaphor concerning government transparency. During a party gathering, he stated that if the public demands it, government officials should "remove their underwear and show it," symbolizing the need for complete openness.
The comment came as Qasim expressed frustration over the government's lack of transparency regarding the Uthuruthilafalhu agreement. This agreement, forged between the Maldives and India, involves India's development of a naval base near Male', the Maldivian capital. Despite public interest, the details of the agreement have not been disclosed.
This is the first time Qasim has voiced concerns about the Uthuruthilafalhu agreement. Interestingly, in the past, he defended the Indian military presence in the region. His sudden shift in position has raised eyebrows among political analysts and the public alike.
Qasim explained that his comments about removing underwear are merely a metaphor. He emphasized that if the government oversteps the boundaries set by the constitution, the public has the right to inquire about its actions. He further promised that in his administration, he will keep no secrets from the public, underscoring his commitment to transparency and accountability.
Qasim explained that his comments about removing underwear are merely a metaphor. He emphasized that if the government oversteps the boundaries set by the constitution, the public has the right to inquire about its actions. He further promised that in his administration, he will keep no secrets from the public, underscoring his commitment to transparency and accountability.
Qasim explained that his comments about removing underwear are merely a metaphor. He emphasized that if the government oversteps the boundaries set by the constitution, the public has the right to inquire about its actions. He further promised that in his administration, he will keep no secrets from the public, underscoring his commitment to transparency and accountability.
Critics and supporters alike will be watching closely to see whether Qasim's unusual metaphor and strong stance on transparency will sway voters or deter them. As the election draws nearer, the conversation around government openness and the Uthuruthilafalhu agreement is likely to remain a hot topic.