Facts about order to close spas

  • It doesn’t hold water legally according to former attorney general and renowned lawyer Husnu Suood. A spa or any place of legal business can be ordered to stop their business if evidence was discovered which implicates criminal intent. However closing all such businesses for the crime of one establishment is beyond comprehension.
  • No resort has complied thankfully and hoteliers are aware about the political nature of the dictate The government’s line that this was a measure they are taking to address the demand of the big-demo on 23rd December 2011 is also not consistent as no similar dictate has been issued to remove the commemorative idols and statutes of the SAARC summit in Addu.
  • One of the five demands of the big demo protesters was to close places of prostitution in Male’ which goes by names such as ‘spas’ , ‘beauty saloons’ , ‘ayuverdha clinics’ etc. There was no mention of high end spas in resorts.
  • Tourism minister Zulfa’s assertion that spa’s will be reopened once the people support moderate Islam is also inconsistent with her mandate. This presupposition of people’s belief shall not be normal subject matter for a minister to decide. Peoples belief are their own and the fact is that the paranoia about Islamic extremism has been blown out of all proportions for political reasons.
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2 thoughts on “Facts about order to close spas

  1. the problem is when it suits you “people belief are their own” and govt or a minister can not comment. BUT you refuse the apply the same standard when extreme facet of this society, be it within govt or other public figures order us to believe in a certain way…
    why is that?

    Closing order for spa is a knee-jerk reaction from Govt, yes and should not have done that way.

  2. “Peoples belief are their own….”

    Well it should be. But the protesters seem to think otherwise, and want to use violence towards ppl who believe differently from the protesters

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