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Mohamed Muizzu Age, Height, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 45 Years
Height: 6'
Wife: Sajidha Mohamed

Mohamed Muizzu

Bio/Wiki
Other nameMohamed Muiz
Profession(s)Politician, Engineer
Famous forBeing the President of the Maldives
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet & inches- 6’
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt and Pepper
Politics
Political Party• Adhaalath Party (AP) (2012-2013)
Flag of Adhaalath Party
• Maldives Development Alliance (MDA) (2013-2019)
Flag of Maldives Development Alliance
• Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) (2019)
Flag of PPM
Political Journey• Became a member of the AP (2012)
• Appointed as the Minister of Housing and Environment (21 May 2012)
• Joined the MDA (2013)
• Re-appointed as the Minister of Housing and Environment (2013)
• Left the Ministry of Housing and Environment (17 November 2018)
• Joined PPM (2019)
• Appointed as the vice-president of PPM
• Made in-charge of the Elections Department
• Contested and won the Malé Mayoral elections on PPM’s ticket (2021)
• Served as the Mayor of Malé (2021-2023)
• Contested and won the Presidential elections in the Maldives (2023)
• Became President of the Maldives (17 November 2023)
Personal Life
Date of Birth15 June 1978 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2023)45 Years
BirthplaceMalé, Maldives
Zodiac signGemini
NationalityMaldivian
HometownMalé, Maldives
College/University• University of London, UK
• University of Leeds, UK
Educational Qualification(s)• BE and ME in Structural Engineering from the University of London
• PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Leeds
ReligionIslam
HobbiesReading, Travelling
ControversyAccusations of Forcing A Maid To End Her Life
In the 2023 Presidential elections, allegations were made by opposition parties against Mohamed Muizzu. They claimed that, during his tenure as the Minister of Housing and Infrastructure in 2012, he coerced his expatriate maid into taking her own life. These parties also claimed that the maid's suicide was the result of his malicious intentions towards her. However, Muizzu's wife refuted these accusations during a rally, saying that the opposition was disseminating false information to damage her husband's reputation. She emphasized that law enforcement had conducted a detailed investigation into the matter but found no evidence to support these claims. She said,

"Allegations of murder and rape. Even from looking at our society, there should be some consideration to the level of spreading fallacies. Taking this to such an extent is extremely saddening. It really is saddening when they spread such rumors to tarnish someone’s reputation." [1]The Edition
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date18 May 2003
Family
Wife/SpouseSajidha Mohamed
Sajidha and Muizzu during an election rally
ChildrenSon(s)- 2
• Umair Muizzu
• Zaid Muizzu
Daughter- 1
• Yasmin Muizzu
Mohamed Muizzu and Sajidha's kids
ParentsFather- Shaikh Hussain Abdul Rahman (former judge in Maldives)
A photo of Muizzu's father
Mother- Husna Adam Ismail Manik
A photo of Muizzu's mother

Mohamed Muizzu

Some Lesser Known Facts About Mohamed Muizzu

  • Mohamed Muizzu is a Maldivian engineer and politician who won the Presidential elections in the Maldives in October 2023. Muizzu is well-known for his inclination towards China. During the 2023 Presidential electoral campaign, he launched the “India Out” campaign, with the goal of withdrawing Indian military forces from the Maldives, where they had been stationed since 1988.
  • He was born into a Muslim family in the Maldives.
  • Before entering politics in 2012, Muizzu worked as a civil engineer in the private sector and oversaw the implementation of several infrastructural projects in the Maldives.
  • He was appointed the Minister of Housing and Environment by President Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik in 2012.
  • He received acknowledgement in the Maldives for successfully implementing initiatives directed and financially supported by China. He played a crucial part in the construction of the famous Sinamalé Bridge, which was finished in 2018. Further, he played a pivotal role in the development of the Ring Road in Malé. Some other notable projects he oversaw include Rasfannu Beach, the King Salman Grand Mosque, and the transformation of Sultan Park.
  • As a Minister of Housing and Environment, he assisted the Maldives government in establishing agreements and partnerships with major global players, such as China, Saudi Arabia, India, the UK, and the US.

    Muizzu with the High Commissioner of India to the Maldives

    Muizzu with the High Commissioner of India to the Maldives

  • Reportedly, he left MDA in 2019 to join PPM to work closely with former Maldives President, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

    A photo of Muizzu taken while he was joining the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM)

    A photo of Muizzu taken while he was joining the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM)

  • In the 2021 Malé Mayoral elections, he got 9,548 votes, defeating his closest MDP competitor, Anas Abdul Sattar, by a margin of 3,791 votes. The MDP had won all the Mayoral elections in the city of Malé for eleven years.

    Muizzu as Mayor of Malé

    Muizzu as Mayor of Malé

  • In 2023, the Progressive Alliance Coalition, including the PPM and the People’s National Congress (PNC), made the decision to nominate Muizzu as their candidate for the Presidential elections. Hussain Mohamed Latheef, who is a Member of the Parliament (MP), was selected to be his running mate.
  • In the initial phase of the Presidential elections, Mohamed Muizzu obtained 46.06 per cent of the votes, and his closest competitor, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, received 39.05 per cent of the votes. According to Maldives’ election regulations, a candidate must obtain at least 50 per cent of the vote to secure victory as a result of which the winning candidate was not announced.
  • In September 2023, Muizzu won the second round of elections, securing 54.04% of the votes and defeating Solih.
  • During the Presidential elections, Muizzu headed the “India Out” campaign through which he expressed his intention to withdraw Indian soldiers stationed in the Maldives upon becoming the President of the Maldives. He, while giving an interview, talked about it and said,

    The sovereignty of the Maldives is most important. The people have decided and don’t want Indian troops to stay in the Maldives. Therefore, foreign soldiers cannot be here against our sentiments, against our will. So, I have to tell the [Indian] ambassador who is going to meet me that we will have a very good relationship with these values.”

    Mohamed Muizzu casting his vote during the 2023 Presidential election in the Maldives

    Mohamed Muizzu casting his vote during the 2023 Presidential election in the Maldives

  • Muizzu has often displayed a strong inclination towards China. In a discussion with the Chinese Ambassador to the Maldives before the 2023 Presidential elections, Muizzu affirmed his dedication to enhancing the relationship with China once in power. Many Maldivian politicians have criticized Muizzu’s open favouritism for China as they fear it could lead to excessive debt burdens.

    A photo Muizzu taken while he was in a discussion with the Chinese Ambassador to the Maldives

    A photo Muizzu taken while he was in a discussion with the Chinese Ambassador to the Maldives

  • In a meeting between the government officials of Maldives and India held in Malé on 14 January 2024, a decision was made to set the date for the withdrawal of Indian troops from Maldives on 15 March 2024. [2]The Telegraph Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim, the principal secretary to the President of the Maldives, conveyed this information during a media briefing and said,

    Indian military personnel cannot stay in the Maldives. This is the policy of President Dr Mohamed Muizzu and that of this administration.”

  • In March 2024, amid tensions with India, Muizzu called India its ‘closest ally’ and said that he never intended to stop any developmental project funded by New Delhi. [3]The Print

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