MP for Maavashu Constituency Mohamed Saeed has aimed harsh criticism at the government and advised it to become less arrogant or else risk the Maldives being the second Lanka.

In a tweet, MP Saeed said that the cost of goods would further rise at the end of the eid holidays.

Saeed said that JP Morgan's 'receptionist' has indicated that the economic situation in the US has worsened. The MP was making this reference after Tourism Minister Abdullah Mausoom had labeled a statement by JP Morgan as a report from one its receptionist.

MP Saeed also said that President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih used a money printing machine to stabilize the economy but the current situation cannot be eased even with such a machine.

Saeed noted that the government should leave its arrogance unless it wanted the Maldives to become the next Sri Lanka.

This comes after a notable day in Sri Lankan history when Hundreds of thousands descended on the capital Colombo, calling for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to resign after months of protests over economic mismanagement.

Rajapaksa will step down on 13 July while Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has also agreed to resign.