China all set to buy atolls and islands from Maldives

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  1. Zebra

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    http://wap.business-standard.com/ar...and-islands-from-maldives-115072200415_1.html

    China all set to buy atolls and islands from Maldives


    ANI | New Delhi Jul 22, 2015 12:31 PM IST

    The Maldivian Parliament is moving towards adopting a constitution amendment bill today which will clear the decks for China to buy atolls and islands from the Government of Maldives.

    This, say highly placed sources, would be an alarming development for India and the region, as China's sovereign territory could now be a stone's throw away from India once the purchase takes place.

    That the Maldivian Government is taking this decision seems like an economic-development oriented one due to its inability to develop far flung islands and atolls.

    The line being taken is that this will generate employment for the Maldivian people, which experts say is not going to happen, as Chinese entities are known to only employ Chinese workers.

    The stark similarity here is the migration of Chinese workers to Gilgit in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, where local projects funded by China are only employing Chinese labour.

    The belief in well informed circles is that the Maldivian Government is aware of this, but then certain powers that be, are more interested in personal interests once these deals start happening.

    There is view that this planned move to introduce a second constitution amendment bill by President Yameen Abdul Gayoom could have serious security implications for the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), as it would enable foreign entities to own islands and atolls in perpetuity.

    There are genuine fears that these islands and atolls, which will initially be bought ostensibly for tourism, could be used for furthering other Chinese designs.

    According to reports, the ruling People's Party of Maldives (PPM) presently does not have the required two-thirds majority in the Majlis to pass the proposed constitution amendment bill, and therefore, attempts are being made to enlist the support of the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP).

    The move to amend the Maldivian Constitution comes soon after the passing of the first constitution amendment bill last week, which reduced the age of eligibility for contesting for the post of vice president.

    This apparently paved the way for Adeeb to become Vice President and hold charge of the presidency when Yameen proceeds overseas for medical treatment in the near future.

    Three days ago, President Yameen approved a PPM proposal to pull the Maldives out of the Commonwealth in a bid to avoid strictures on his actions. This brazen move resulted in a rebuff by the international community, which has been critical of the undemocratic measures resorted by the Yameen-Adeeb duo.

    It is hoped that Majlis members would take into account a broader perspective of their national interests while deliberating over the contents of the second constitution amendment bill when it comes up for vote today, rather than cow towing to the personal ambitions of the nation's incumbent leadership and in the interest of political expediency.
     
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  3. Rowdy

    Rowdy Co ja kurwa czytam! Senior Member

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    thanks UPA..........thanks Sonia and thanks Indian babus
     
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    Sir, don't forget '56 ki chati'.
     
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    Rowdy Co ja kurwa czytam! Senior Member

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    To be fair ... he came in too late...GMR was already kicked out and We did nothing when that semi coup took place. Sorry, 56 ki chaati is blameless .... in this specific case.
     
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    @Mad Indian - I am waiting for those 2 CBG to show some action!
     
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    patience ...

    Maldives needs to be looked at in a bigger perspective

    We first need to send some serious religious legate (must be a hindu) to promulgate that they have better strength and benefit being with India (ideally part of the Union) and plant a seed (of unity). We need to plant such a seed of truth that it is superstitiously and more prosperous to be with India which is a fact!! Because you will get some tools saying otherwise which is preposterous.
     
  8. The enlightened

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    Enough. Time to invade Maldives and restore democracy.
     
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    Agreed. Would prefer use of the word "reunification" and not physical invasion. Maldives needs to restore its link and connection to the largest democracy in the world!!
     
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    I believe that India can also participate in the bid if maldives is selling any of its atolls and islands, just remember to bring your money instead of your aircraft carrier. after all, it's serious business, not robbery.

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    Why should we bring in money when we can do a bit of "convincing" and get it for free? I think that if this deal doesn't come to us, democracy will come to Maldives, NSA Doval will take care of it.
     
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    Sorry too easy:

    I am sure that we will come in our Jaguars and Land Rovers and Range Rovers that demonstrate how we are able to take over business and not bankrupt them and use them only for ulterior motives but for long terms growth and win win relationships. Such a company is already present with long history in Maldives. There are too many Indian examples like that. Even history of Ssangyong comes to the fore.

    Also we will not use our Aircraft carrier and pretend it is for Casino and offer Maldives such a gamble. You know we like to be serious with our partners and not backstab them and cheat them and robbery is such a big word!!

    Also

    i know PRC leader and interlocutors dont think like you. Which is good.

    How that airport was lost was not fair!! was it robbery ?? no issues like you say it is a serious business. Maldives is serious business for India for sure. Wish you have a good vacation in Maldives if you have the chance.

    Robbery such a big word!!
     
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    huh, blackmailing and threatening, no wonder your neighbors prefer doing business with China. the best product India can offer is democracy, the way they sell it is with guns and bombs.

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    there's not point being awed by what prcchina is doing
    we need only to be awed by what we are NOT DOING !

    we allow bangladesh rogue gangs to roam abrout in India
    and when we find them we don deport them ....
    we allow them to change the religious demography in the north east

    we have ourselves to be awed at ...... for our own failings - awesome !

    prcchina really wouldn't amount to a hill of beans if we had some even remotely decent management and governance ....it is our awesome gaps and failures in management which have made prcchina great

    the Maldives wanted to relocate its people to india and now they are going all over the world to seek a second home - why not china then ?
    why ask india then sell land to china ?
    our UPA has done fabulous job of sleeping on the job

    time to do some proper management - get those illegal troublesome angladfeshis who are not behaving, out of the country , make space for maldives and correct the imbalance where they should now give attols to india instead

    secondly learn from prc and ask laos and Vietnam for land and put some of our nukes there ...... we can train the Laotians and viets on how to use that equipment too.....that should help turn the tables around

    with UPA im sure that would never happen , we can only hope for NDA !
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    The article claims:

    "According to reports, the ruling People's Party of Maldives (PPM) presently does not have the required two-thirds majority in the Majlis to pass the proposed constitution amendment bill, and therefore, attempts are being made to enlist the support of the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)."

    Honestly I have my doubts about this rumor from a "highly placed source". Wasn't able to confirm it on any other site that did not link to original article as source. Logically I don't see how the Maldives could pull this off, without the government being overthrown or invaded.
     
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    Our Aircraft Carrier will not be necessary. Any one of INS Talwar Class Frigates (INS Tarkarsh or INS Trikand) from their homeport Mumbai shall be enough to "Convince" Yameen-Adeeb duo.
     
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    Ahh... as we say in India : Sermons from Hyena doesn't sound befitting.

    China, which has forcefully occupied Tibet, daily threatening to attack Taiwan, illegally claiming Senkaku Islands..... and the list is long..... is advising India, who has never in her existence of 5000+ years have attacked or occupied any country !! :facepalm:
     
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    That is because india is infected by leftist parasites. Nobody takes pride in Hinduism/Hindu values.... so young and innocent men like me are taking to Hedonism ;)
    So no the BD gang is here to stay, the CHinese have real strength ... the strength of being Chinese ... what is Indian about India? NOTHING.
    India died a long long time ago.
    Try to touch a single bangladeshi and watch as our western masters cry "Minority prosecution"
     
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    Don't you think your "convincing" also costs money?
    If you can bring your "pro-india democracy" to Maldives, what stops Chinese bringing their "pro-China democracy" to Maldives?
     
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    About 3600 miles.

    But I think we are wasting time arguing this very unlikely news. There's no way the Maldives is going to sell Islands to China that will then become sovereign Chinese territory without an absolute shit storm. It would literally push India deep into a formal anti China alliance and probably lead to an American backed Indian invasion of the Maldives, if attempts at a coup weren't successful.
     
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