އަހުމަދު ޝަފީގު އިބްރާހީމް މޫސާ
Ahmed Shafeeq Ibrahim Moosa (Dhivehi: އަހްމަދު ޝަފީގް އިބްރާހިމް މޫސާ) (b. November 4, 1968), commonly known as Ahmed Moosa or sappé, is a member of the Maldivian Democratic Party's general council. He is a widely outspoken critic of the current Maldivian government and the president Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom. Moosa is currently living in self-proclaimed exile in the United Kingdom with his family.
Early and personal life[އުނިއިތުރު ގެންނަވާ]
Moosa was born in Malé, Maldives. He married to Miranda Moosa in 1993, with whom he had three sons. In 2002 they had a divorce. Later that year he married Fathimath Moosa, with whom he had a son and a daughter.
Before his political career began, Moosa filled several government and private company posts. He also managed and ran his own businesses. In March 1999 he founded A Company Private Limited. This company was mainly involved in consultancy work in engineering, web design, printing & publishing, composition of business and marketing proposals and reports and many more.
Educational background[އުނިއިތުރު ގެންނަވާ]
Moosa completed his secondarys education at Malé English School, Malé. In 1990 he acquired General Certificate of Education grade A, from Asmai Secondary School, Kuwait. On July 13, 1995 he graduated from University of Glasgow with Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical Engineering. Two years later, in 1997, he graduated at University of Birmingham acquiring Master of Philosophy (Engineering) in Metallurgy and Materials.
Political career[އުނިއިތުރު ގެންނަވާ]
In september 19, 2003, Evan Naseem who was serving at Maafushi jail was severely beaten up and ultimately paid with his life; end result of a series of complicated disputes between inmates. News broke out the following day and there was a civil unrest in the capital city of the Maldives, Malé. International media, namely BBC, covered this unusual event. Moosa gave an interview to BBC on the following month and left Maldives, on October 15, 2003, to United Kingdom. The interview, however, was aired on October 17, 2003. He claims that he left the country because he believes he would be in danger if remained in Maldives. "I have already left the country fearing the worst" said sappé in a written statement published on his website.
He joined Maldivian Democratic Party on November 10, 2003, soon after its official announcement and currently is a member of its general council. However, he does not get involved with day to day operations of the party for two reasons. That is; MDP's major operations are carried out in Sri Lanka and he operates his own website DhivehiObserver, which is his major line of connection with the Maldivian public.
- Dhivehiobserver, a satirically political website by Moosa - banned in the Maldives