Boy Scout lives up to honor code, saves leader's life

According to the Times Lede blog, a 15-year old boy scout saved Maldives president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom from a potential assassination.

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According to the Times Lede blog, a 15-year old boy scout saved Maldives president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom from a potential assassination. The boy jumped between the president and his attacker, grabbing the knife that aimed for the president's stomach. His picture from a local newspaper will soon show up on Boy Scout recruiting posters.

The AP story reports that after the attack, Gayoom addressed the nation by radio, thanking the teenager and calling for calm, according to the Web site of the Minivan newspaper.

The New Maldives Movement (NMM), a new opposition coalition formed to challenge Gayoom's three decades of rule in upcoming elections, condemned the attempted assassination.

"The NMM calls for an independent and speedy investigation into the attack and stresses the importance of making the results of the investigation public," the group said.

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