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Maldives’ economy hardest hit by climate change: Asian Development Bank thumbnail

Maldives’ economy hardest hit by climate change: Asian Development Bank

The report on climate and economics in South Asia released today said that the Maldives had the most to benefit from mitigation efforts, reducing economic losses caused from potential sea-level rises by more than two thirds.

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  • Information officers appointed against RTI Act, says information commissioner
  • Raajje TV secures assistance for three families enduring hardship
  • Committee rejects amendment requiring vote for debating resolutions
  • Ministry threatens to reclaim leased uninhabited islands
MPs call for expeditious investigation of Minivan News journalist’s disappearance thumbnail MPs call for expeditious investigation of Minivan News journalist’s disappearance

“Malé has become a jail in broad daylight, full of fear. Now since the threats started being sent, the first person, a journalist, has been abducted,” said MDP MP Ibrahim Shareef during a parliamentary debate today.

RSF urges government to deploy all necessary resources to find missing journalist thumbnail RSF urges government to deploy all necessary resources to find missing journalist

“There is every reason to be concerned about Rilwan, especially as gangs and religious extremists are very often responsible for threats to journalists,” Reporters Without Borders has said after Minivan News said it believed Ahmed Rilwan has been abducted.

Minivan News journalist feared abducted thumbnail Minivan News journalist feared abducted

Two eyewitnesses in Hulhumalé have reported seeing a man in dark clothes being forced into a vehicle at knifepoint outside Rilwan’s apartment at around 2am. Ahmed Rilwan was last seen boarding the 1am ferry to Hulhumale on August 8.

Politicians behind death threats to Gasim, claims JP thumbnail Politicians behind death threats to Gasim, claims JP

“The death threats are being issued to Honourable Gasim Ibrahim by those displeased with his efforts in the People’s Majlis, the media, and various other arenas for the benefit and wellbeing of the Maldivian people,” said the Jumhooree Party.

Maldivians not allowed to express or assemble freely: Maldivian Democracy Network thumbnail Maldivians not allowed to express or assemble freely: Maldivian Democracy Network

“The people of Maldives are not allowed to express or assemble freely, which is a fundamental right they are taking away from them,” argued Shahinda Ismail, urging changes to the freedom of association laws.

  • John Seyfert: As a tourist, this Maldives hypocritical lifestyle of the Resorts and Native Living is so far beyond the civil world’s expectations. Look at the...
  • ali: Indeed, a culture of tolerance is of vital importance and should be incorporated into the upbringing of young children. Schools and colleges need to emphasise...
  • Ahmed: Government corruption is also hitting the economy badly.
  • dhivehisitee: why do peasants load so many adjectives to objects? … when not able to counter with good argument then insults starts.. anyways never expected...
  • ramee: There is an unbelievable amount of intolerance ignorance and hatred that is brewing and being propagated and directly or indirectly enforced on the people now...
  • Hero: @MissIndia. No country in this world want to be like India.
  • Hero: what is happening in USA now ? Police and riot police are controlling demonstrators ? The country’s interest come first before individual interest ? This...
  • Enigma: This is a sign of religious fanatics making a strong foothold in the Maldives. These guys want the country to go back to stone ages just like Afganistan

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