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Maldives prez apologises

The Maldives government has stepped up diplomatic drive to defuse international outrage triggered by a video that show a holidaying Swiss couple being insulted in one of the country’s resort islands

india Updated: Oct 31, 2010 00:06 IST
Sutirtho Patranobis

The Maldives government has stepped up diplomatic drive to defuse international outrage triggered by a video that show a holidaying Swiss couple being insulted in one of the country’s resort islands.

On Saturday, President Mohamed Nasheed personally apologised to the couple. In a telephone call, Nasheed told the couple that “the entire country is deeply saddened and sorry for what has happened.”

On Friday, Nasheed had expressed “disgust” at the incident.