Introduction of Death Penalty is Necessary For Public Safety: Nazim

28 May 2023 | 15:25
Colonel (Ret.) Mohamed Nazim

Colonel (Ret.) Mohamed Nazim, the President of the Maldives National Party (MNP) and the member of Dhangethi constituency, has emphasized the imperative of prioritizing the safety and well-being of the populace by proposing the implementation of capital punishment.

Nazim made this statement during a ceremony held at the Artificial Beach, where he received the presidential ticket.

During his address, he expressed concern about the declining value of human life within society, highlighting the distressing consequences such as the increasing number of widowed individuals, the growing population of orphaned children, and the resultant loneliness experienced by parents.

Nazim further remarked that the government's inability to address the issue of drugs remains a significant challenge, emphasizing that drug rehabilitation efforts in the Maldives have proven unsuccessful.

“In this reign, the first person to be released was a child rapist. Last week, a murderer was released. The week before, a drug smuggler who transported large quantities of drugs was released. Criminals are now assuming control of the government,"

Mohamed Nazim

According to Nazim, individuals are resorting to dispensing their own justice, highlighting the current state of the Maldives where the absence of justice is a profound failure for the nation.

He emphasized that the prevailing circumstances are unsuitable for inhabiting a nation, and emphasized the imperative need to reform the justice system and ensure the safety and security of the Maldivian populace.

“Generations are being destroyed, which is why there should be no reason why people who smuggle drugs in 30-40kgs should not be given the punishment of death. This is why, for the safety of everyone, death should be introduced as a punitive measure."

Mohamed Nazim

Nazim asserts that punishments should align with the severity of the crime committed, advocating for a system where certain offenses are categorized as non-affirmable, thereby emphasizing the importance of proportional justice.