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Masked men chop down city council’s areca palm trees thumbnail

Masked men chop down city council’s areca palm trees

Eyewitnesses said a group of masked men wielding machetes chopped down about 25 palm trees along the capital’s main thoroughfare Majeedhee Magu. Credible sources say the perpetrators were members of the police’s Special Operations unit.

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  • Survey team for Malé-Hulhulé bridge arrives in Maldives
  • Maldivian judge re-elected for second term on UN anti-torture subcommittee
  • Elections Commission announces official results of Kolhufushi by-election
  • Government to freeze hiring in 2015
MDP condemns MNDF decision to cease providing security to MPs thumbnail MDP condemns MNDF decision to cease providing security to MPs

“We note with concern that security provided by MNDF to members of the People’s Majlis from [October] 20 to 23 was stopped while death threats were made repeatedly to MDP MPs,” the main opposition party said.

Public should be informed about president’s health, says Nasheed thumbnail Public should be informed about president’s health, says Nasheed

“If the president is unwell, I am certain that all of us would be worried. In my view, giving clear information about it to the public is absolutely essential,” the opposition leader told reporters last night.

Maldives a “land of sin”, says jihadist after departing with family for ISIS territory thumbnail Maldives a “land of sin”, says jihadist after departing with family for ISIS territory

Police have confirmed receiving a case of a family of four leaving for jihad. Local media report that 23-year-old Ahsan Ibrahim left with his wife, mother, and 10-year-old sister.

Police negligent in investigating Rilwan’s disappearance, says Maldivian Democracy Network thumbnail Police negligent in investigating Rilwan’s disappearance, says Maldivian Democracy Network

Accusing police of negligence, MDN also condemned police failure to inform public on investigation and hit back at government’s claim that the NGO’s report had obstructed investigations.

AG seeks to strengthen prohibitions on carrying of sharp weapons thumbnail AG seeks to strengthen prohibitions on carrying of sharp weapons

Attorney General Mohamed Anil has proposed a number of amendments seeking to strengthen the act prohibiting carrying of threatening use of sharp weapons as stabbing incidents in the country continue.

  • jaiz: We should avoid doing such bad act.
  • Derek Postance: I have ceased to be amazed by the idiocy demonstrated by certain sections of Maldivian society.
  • nuts: Where is leadership? Who is really in charge and where is the President? Where is the Home minster? Has the country gone to gangs and bandits? Anyone taking...
  • asstar: @kaashit For what? I shouldn’t go just because you tell me to. Unlike you, I have a mind that can judge for itself while you seem to have a chip buried...
  • imam: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar have more than enough money to fund the largest and best equipped educational facility in the world. Instead of an ISIS or ISIL or...
  • also..: President Yameen has also been missing for over 2 weeks now from the ‘land of sin’ Official reports says on medical leave.. could be on the way to...
  • Rationale: often in damp weather when you light up a fire cracker, the fuse sparkles and and dies off without exploding the fire cracker. the local dhivehi word...
  • Maldivian: $26,000 is not 4 million MVR. What kind of exchange rate are Minivan News using? More importantly, you’re being ripped off.

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