On 28 October 2008, the people of the Maldives brought democracy to the country and toppled a 30-year-old dictatorship through a nonviolent and peaceful election. It is now time to build on the foundation laid on that day and work towards a democracy of which our future generations could be proud. There are forces within our society trying to destabilise our democracy. There are forces that would like to take the country back to the corruption and autocracy that were hallmarks of the 30-year-old dictatorship. But we are not going there anymore. Never again.