Member of Parliament for Feydhoo Constituency, Mohamed Nihad has criticized local media outlets for spreading “fake news” against the current government and President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
In yesterday’s seating of the Parliament, MP Nihad said that certain media outlets have undertaken efforts to label more than 80,000 Maldivians as “irreligious”. He said that despite this, Maldives Media Council and Broadcasting Commission has failed to take any action against such outlets.
Nihad also highlighted the vast number of media outlets currently operating in the Maldives, saying that “almost every married couple now runs an online news website”.
He said that those outlets are undertaking systematic efforts to tarnish the reputation of this government and President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.