'Third Voice' has stressed that the proposed changes to the National Enquiry Commission (NEC) set up to probe the circumstances surrounding the transfer of power on February 7 by the government would pave the way for resolving the ongoing political strife in the Maldives.
Following the decision to revise the composition of the NEC, a press release by the ‘Third Voice’ comprising of the Maldives Democratic Network, Democracy House, Transparency Maldives and Maldives NGO Federation welcomed the move by the government.
The press release further read that the changes were an initiative that respected the principles of dialogue and the thought of working in collaboration with international partners by political interlocutors was a step in the right direction.
The statement further welcomed the move by opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) to cooperate with the mandate of the Enquiry Commission following the revisions.
In a bid to comply with the pressures of the Commonwealth, the government had agreed to appoint a retired Singapore Judge as the Co-Chair and a nominee of former President Mohamed Nasheed to the Commission.