The Maldives has been awarded the title of “World’s Leading Island Destination” at the 2013 World Travel Awards Grand Final hosted at the La Cigale Hotel in Doha, Qatar last week.
Abdulla Jihad, who was also the Finance Minister in former President Mohamed Waheed Hassan’s government, told local media that although the final draft cannot be submitted to parliament today, the majority of the work has been completed.
Despite the police’s sustained efforts, Superintendent Abdulla Nawaz told media that forensic attempts to determine the video’s participants had been unsuccessful as yet. He anticipated that foreign assistance would soon lead to successful prosecutions in the case.
The new funds will go towards replicating previous projects, with a particular focus on the country’s two southernmost atolls – Addu and Fuvahmulah – which will also receive capacity building assistance for local government.
Lieutenant Colonel Zubair Ahmed who had served in the military for 34 years told opposition aligned private broadcaster Raajje TV he had been “given no choice” but to resign.
“My suggestion is that instead of a public referendum, we change the amendment to read that such a change cannot be brought about unless it is passed by the parliament, then approved by the seven judges sitting on the Supreme Court bench, and after which it will still need to be ratified by the President,” MP Muhthalib proposed.