Indian High Commissioner to the Maldives D M Mulay has said that his services as Commissioner to the Maldives will be seen through his work.
When asked for a comment by Haveeru on the accusations made by Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) about Mulay being part of the ‘coup’ that brought an end to former President Mohamed Nasheed’s administration, Mulay refused to comment on the matter.
Mulay who was in India when President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik arrived in India yesterday said that the work he did during the transition of power on the 7th of February is apparent to everyone and that there is nothing more he wants to say about the matter.
“My services are not seen from what I say, but what I do. India has provided assistance to the Maldives more than ever before within the three years of my service as the Indian High Commissioner to the Maldives. I’m proud to state this fact that the Maldives is the only country which I’ve enjoyed working in the most,” Mulay said.
Even after several requests for an exclusive interview about the diplomatic relations between the two countries, Mulay said that his services as Indian High Commissioner will be seen through the assistance granted to Maldives within his time at office.
Within the past three years, India has granted USD50 million in credit facilities, Indian companies are involved in several housing projects in the Maldives and the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (INIA) is also managed by the Indian company GMR.
Mulay earlier responded to the accusations made by the Maldivian Democratic Party’s (MDP) interim Chairperson Moosa ‘Reeko’ Manik and the former administrations Defence Minister Ameen Faisal, that Mulay played a role in the downfall of former President Nasheed’s administration on Indian channel Zee News,
“All allegations are absolutely baseless and are certainly a flight of fancy. Such utterances are also not in keeping with the excellent spirit of cooperation between India and Maldives,” he said.
Mulay welcomed President Mohamed Waheed during his visit to India on Friday and also took part in the meeting between President Waheed and the Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai.