I don't really know much about Maldives, aside of what is there in the Wiki. Certainly nothing about their internal politics and stuff. Still, take a look at the picture from an overly long BBC article:
Doesn't it look to you like somebody photoshopped the head of this (alleged) presidential candidate on somebody else body (or vice versa)? Some serious hanky panky is going on in Maldives, I submit.
It will all end in tears.