following is from http://www.minivannews.com/news/news.php?id=1397
MDP is willing to accept the reform package proposed by President Gayoom in June 2004 provided that it includes a clear set of outcomes with a mutually agreed timetable.
MDP requests the government to open multi party talks on the reform package and to follow an inclusive process for further developing the reform agenda. We expect such an agenda to include critical milestones such as creation of an independent media, an independent election commission, a revision of electoral laws, constitutional amendments on multi party system and separation of powers, and a provision for early elections. All these reforms must conform to internationally acceptable standards and should not be subject to arbitrary executive interpretations.
Constitutional reform must result in the separation of powers, especially clear separation of the Judiciary from the Executive. Similarly, judicial and penal system reforms are urgently needed to conform to the Constitution and international practice.
Anni on Why Maldives Needs Separation of Powers
Separation of Powers in Maldives
Democracy in the Maldives: Fact or Fiction?
Maldives situation `worsening'
All of the above links states clearly that MDP took a stand for separtion of powers in Maldives.