Things are pretty hectic in the Maldives right now, with the President losing his super-majority due to the unpopular Speaker of the parliament whom he supports, and his loyal MPs acting out against the whole fiasco.
Legend says that a certain group chat exists with the said President and parliament majority, where they discuss current events and finalizes the government policies. Now, this group chat that exists on the popular but unpopular messaging application VIber, has been on the headlines non-stop the past three days ever since the President loyalists defected.
Apparently some defector individuals have been leaking conversations to social media and to the press, and to be honest these leaks are quite funny, resulting them to be some of the best currently trending local memes.
The leaks from yesterday proved that President Abdulla Yameen finally had enough of his pro-government parliamentary group members who were opposing his backing of the unpopular Speaker. President tried compromising and negotiating, but apparently made things worse. The boiling point was the MPs disagreeing to making private committees within themselves to work with the government.
President Yameen apparently got tired of the nagging MPs and said “Haadha shakuvaa bodey. Thihen nuhahdhavaa” (Translation: So much complains. Please dont do this). Which, of course did not stop his loyal lawmakers.
Therefore, President Yameen literally lost it and sarcastically said “True. No MP has fulfilled any promise. Government couldn’t develop any constituency either,”.
A minute later, leader of the pro-government lawmakers Ahmed Nihan tries to cool down the atmosphere by advising his colleagues to “Take this positively,”
But Nihan’s attempts miserably failed, as by now President Yameen is literally done with this shit and says “I’m outta here”– and asks to be removed.
This is where the memes are concerned with.
President Yameen says “I’m out of this page”. Viber has groups. No pages. Whereas Facebook has pages. The internet had a field day.
Also, it seemed like the President was fishing for attention as he, instead of removing himself out of the group, asked MP for Inguraidhoo–Ibrahim Falaah–to remove him from it.
Then Lo and Behold, MP Falaah of Inguraidhoo is now the remover of Viber Groups.
Enjoy these tweets.
Everyone needs a Falah in their life.
— Girl Interrupted (@Thathu182) July 5, 2017
Can someone make a T-shirt that says "Falah, plz remove me" in bold letters? pic.twitter.com/0amK3de01s
— Junayd 🇲🇻 (@mjunayd) July 5, 2017
Falah, part time MP, full time remover of things.
— Isra 🎈 (@IsraSaudulla) July 5, 2017
Need a Falah in my life to remove me from awkward and unwanted situations #FalahPlz
— Mariyam Shafa Rameez (@ShafaRameez) July 5, 2017
"Falah, please remove me." He's so done with y'all!
— عاއިئشة (@ishahr) July 5, 2017
Raees Yamin nikume vadaigathee VIBER PAGE akun ingeytho. Falah Pls remove me 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Udp1CUl680
— Mariyam Zubair (@MandhyZubair) July 5, 2017
1 Open Viber
2. Call Falah
3. Ask him to remove from page https://t.co/yKdNzKnsyG
— Yaanmate® 🎈 (@yaanmate) July 5, 2017
Also, this is a picture I recently came across on Facebook.
Since the PPM Viber group fiasco got leaked and is now public property, I felt like we need the closure about this situation as well. We just had to know if President Yameen was removed from the group as he wished. Therefore, I tweeted MP Falaah.
Dear sir @MpFalaah we need closure coz of the leaked viber messages. Did you or did you not remove President Yameen from the viber group?😏
— Maahil🎈 (@MaahilMohamed) July 5, 2017
Later, a PPM MP (who wishes to stay anonymous) texts me and gives me the information so I can get the closure I needed. With permission, I disseminated the information with all the other closure seekers as well 🙂
I was just informed by a PPM MP, that President Yameen has been removed from the PPM PG2017 Viber group upon his request. #confirmed
— Maahil🎈 (@MaahilMohamed) July 5, 2017
On a side note, though MP Ibrahim Falaah is looks very serious on the political arena, he is actually a very very very (I cant stress enough!) nice person. I recently talked to him and he is super friendly, and I felt as if I was speaking to someone of my age.
MP Falaah is from Innamadhoo Island, Raa Atoll. He grew up doing works in carpentry, boat building and other odd jobs. Later, he formed a company which later became one of the biggest firms in the Boat building industry in the Maldives. Follow this link to read about MP Falaah’s story on Avas Online.
~Everyone needs a Falaah in their life~