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Missing journalist’s mother calls on families of victims of violent crime to unite for justice thumbnail

Missing journalist’s mother calls on families of victims of violent crime to unite for justice

In an emotional letter today, Aminath Easa, 67, appealed to mothers of victims to hold Maldives ailing justice system and law enforcement agencies accountable. A meeting of families has been called for September 3, Wednesday, at 9:00 pm at the Malé City Hall.

News in Brief

  • Government implements new escaped prisoner regulation
  • Kooddoo, Felivaru merged with MIFCO
  • Immigration department discontinues quota for house maids
  • Boat sinks with cargo at commercial harbour
MDP condemns release of suspects in Alhan stabbing thumbnail MDP condemns release of suspects in Alhan stabbing

The Criminal Court yesterday ordered the release of the two suspects – Mohamed Sameeh and Mohamed Naseem – who had been kept in pre-trial detention since their arrest on the night of February 1 shortly after Alhan was stabbed in the back at the Breakwater cafe’ in Malé.

ACC spent MVR3 million in excess of approved budget, reveals audit thumbnail ACC spent MVR3 million in excess of approved budget, reveals audit

“Extending the budget of the commission by the Ministry of Finance and Treasury without the approval of the parliament negates the objective of approving the budget of public institutions by the parliament as set out in enabling laws of the former,” stated the ACC’s audit report for 2013.

Termination of misappropriated state funds investigation cost government MVR66 million thumbnail Termination of misappropriated state funds investigation cost government MVR66 million

The termination of an agreement with British forensic accounting firm Grant Thornton to investigate alleged misappropriation of state funds by the Gayoom regime cost the government MVR66.17 million (US$4.2 million), a special audit report of the defunct presidential commission has revealed.

Unauthorised aircraft identified as belonging to US military thumbnail Unauthorised aircraft identified as belonging to US military

The Civil Aviation Authority has told local media that aircraft sighted over Huvadhoo Atoll last week had originated from the US military base in Diego Garcia. The US has previously disputed the Maldives’ restrictions to its airspace.

Friends and family of missing journalist seek to submit a petition to parliament thumbnail Friends and family of missing journalist seek to submit a petition to parliament

Friends and family of Minivan News journalist Ahmed Rilwan – believed abducted and last seen on August 8 – have launched a petition to be submitted to the parliament’s National Security Committee.

  • maumoon: The true depth of this Hero guy is very obvious,isnt it.Pray that you do not get sick,for whcih you have to go to India
  • Romeo: Yameen’s approach for economic development is just an imagination probably it will never be realized. This is another trick to dupe Maldivian to fantasize for...
  • Kashim: @Ekaloas, how dare you. Arab culture brings enlightment to Maldives, without it we would still be worshiping statues and idols of Buddha. If you love Maldives...
  • Hamdhan: @Logal Sumaari kaleyge Just because the US military is welcome in Maldives territory doesn’t mean other countries like Pakistan can do the same! Keep in...
  • Logal Sumaari kaleyge: If this is allowed without without the least oppositions, it would set a precedent for others. Next You would see Pakistani, and the Chinese...
  • general: Good ole Uncle Sam is keeping an eye on the SEZs and the Chinese. Uncle Sam knows best, for he sees things that us mortals cannot.
  • Jason: Hero on sun , just get lost with your silly remarks , Gayoom family is only second to Rajapakse family in Sri Lanka , bith are ruining countries , both are...
  • MissIndia NewDelhi: @ Zero aka Hero Maybe your government should provide you with better health and educational facilities. Then you won’t need to travel to...

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