Last news: All political rallies are banned until further notice


Today (Tuesday April 21st, 2009), the HAT primeminister Monja Roindefo led a special council at the state palace of Iavoloha.

It has been decided that, starting from tomorrow (Wednesday April 22nd, 2009), all political rallies throughout Madagascar, are forbidden until further notice.
In order to maintain the public order (bear in mind that when Andry Rajoelina came to power, he proclaimed the status of emergency situations throughout Madagascar), the state has the right to make such decision. But in the other hand, due to the fact that there is a daily and massive growing wave of public contestation throughout Madagascar, is it really wise to impose such banning?

The HAT primeminister also declared that on Friday (this coming Friday), all the ministries will publicly disclose all information about the “deals” that Marc Ravalomanana and his companies have done.
I personally have some doubts about the accuracy of the information which will be disclosed on Friday. As far as I know, such information will be used for the purpose of future lawsuits against Marc Ravalomanana and his companies before Malagasy courts. Therefore, can’t the disclosure of such information be deemed as a breach of the confidentiality of investigations? Is it possible that Marc Ravalomanana or his companies lodges an action for defamation and public outrage?

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