“Omnia Strategy” a legal and public relations outfit headed by Cherie Blair — wife of former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair — has signed an agreement with the Yameen regime, the Maldivian government announced yesterday.
According to a government press release, Blair will work to help “strengthen the legislative framework of the government.”
Meanwhile, eyewitnesses saw Tony Blair’s former minister and PR ‘spin-doctor’ Peter Mandleson enter the Maldives President’s Office on Thursday last week.
Omnia Strategy reportedly represents Ali Bongo Ondimba, Gabon’s president. He succeeded his father who ruled Gabon from 1967 until his death in 2009. Peter Mandleson’s clients reportedly include a Russian defence company. While Tony Blair advises the dictatorship in Kazakhstan.
Commenting on the development, Maldivian Democratic Party spokesperson Hamid Abdul Ghafoor said:
“The international community is united in its condemnation of the Yameen regime’s thuggery and un-democratic behaviour. This dictatorship has locked up Maldives first democratically elected President Mohamed Nasheed and the entire Maldives opposition, while human rights are in free-fall. The UN High Commissioner of Human Rights, The UN Special Rapporteur on Judges and Lawyers, India, The U.S. Senate, The European Parliament and Amnesty International and many others have vigorously denounced the abuses to human rights and democracy by Yameen’s regime. It is hard to believe that Cherie Blair would want to keep company with such thugs of ill repute.”
“It is unethical for Blair to work for this regime. No doubt she is being paid a small fortune, to help wash the blood off Yameen’s reputation.
In hiring Blair, Yameen appears to have hired the most unethical and profiteering mercenaries money can buy.”