Exiled leader warns about China, radical Islam threats to Maldives

Exiled opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed says growing Chinese interests amounting to 'colonialism' and Islamism are threats to the Maldives, a Muslim-majority atoll nation of 340,000. – EPA pic, January 22, 2018.

EXILED Maldives opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed today accused China of seizing land in the politically-troubled Indian Ocean archipelago and undermining its sovereignty.

Mohamed, on a visit to the Sri Lankan capital Colombo where his Maldivian Democratic Party activists are based, also warned of the rise of radical Islamists in the holiday paradise. 

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