President Nasheed Personally Apologises to 'Fake Wedding Vows' Couple

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President Nasheed Personally Apologises to 'Fake Wedding Vows' Couple

President Mohamed Nasheed has personally apologised to the couple who were mocked and insulted during a renewal of vows ceremony at Vilu Reef resort.

In a telephone call on Saturday afternoon from the President's official residence, Muleeaage, President Nasheed told the couple that "the entire country is deeply saddened and sorry for what has happened."

President Nasheed explained to the couple - who have requested anonymity - that the Maldives Police Service have arrested two members of the resort's staff who conducted the renewal of vows ceremony. The two men are being held in police custody under a judicial warrant.

The President said he will "personally oversee an overhaul to the way wedding vows ceremonies are conducted in the Maldives."

"The government will announce strict new regulations within the week covering all resorts and hotels in the country," the President added.

President Nasheed invited the couple back to the Maldives at their convenience as his personal guests.

The couple thanked President Nasheed for taking the time to personally intervene in this matter.

The President ended the telephone conversation by ensuring the couple that his office will keep them updated on the ongoing investigation into this matter.

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