(MENAFN - NewsIn.Asia) Male, Feb 5 (newsin.asia) - Maldives President Abdulla Yameen, on Monday evening, declared a state of emergency amidst days of political crisis.
Yameen officiallyannounced that the Maldives was under a state or emergency for the duration of 15 days starting from Monday night.
The announcement was read by the Legal Affairs Minister Azima Shakoor on state television, flanked by Attorney General Mohamed Anil.
Several conditions were placed by the President based on the rights preserved for the head of the state under Maldives Constitution, local media said.
A statement by the President's Office said during the time of emergency, though ‘certain rights would be restricted', general movements, services and businesses would not be affected.
"The government of Maldives wishes to also assure all Maldivians and the international community that the safety of all Maldivians and foreigners living in and visiting the Maldives, will be ensured."