Maldives

Saved by the bull?

Mar 20, 2017

Three resorts cancelled their bookings to accommodate the King and his entourage; the Republic Square in Malé was whitewashed and made ready for the King’s landing in a helicopter; the jetty was spruced up; his special yacht sailed into Maldivian waters in advance, along with a navy ship to look after his security; and Maldivian parents risked their children’s lives by sending them to practice a welcome dance for the King during a deadly flu outbreak; and President Yameen combed his feathers and puffed out his chest an extra foot.

In the end, none of it mattered, the King decided he is not coming. Not yet; maybe never.

 

Read more at :-http://maldivesindependent.com/feature-comment/saved-by-the-bull-129620

 

 

Maldives Independent, March 18, 2017

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