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IS un-Islamic and anti-Islamic, tells Dr Waheed at UN General Assembly thumbnail

IS un-Islamic and anti-Islamic, tells Dr Waheed at UN General Assembly

“Islam, our great religion of peace, compassion and tolerance, is being hijacked by radical and extremist elements to perpetuate hatred and violence,” Dr Waheed said at the 69th session of the General Assembly.

News in Brief

  • Terrorism trials begin for over 80 individuals from Thinadhoo
  • Hawaiian company acquires resort in Maldives
  • Velezinee barred from Supreme Court trial
  • Maldivian seaman dies near Brazil
Former justice minister slams “judicial dictatorship” thumbnail Former justice minister slams “judicial dictatorship”

“If we don’t want an executive dictatorship from a dictatorship, we don’t want a judicial dictatorship either,” the former speaker of parliament said, calling on the public to speak out for judicial reform.

Allegations of ties between police and terrorist groups harm national interest, says police commissioner thumbnail Allegations of ties between police and terrorist groups harm national interest, says police commissioner

“The commissioner of police said no one who wishes well or wants a good future for the country would speak ill of the public and talk either in the Maldives or abroad in a manner that could render the country’s sound institutions powerless,” reads a news update from the police media.

Supreme Court slams HRCM for basing rights assessment on “rejected” UN rapporteur findings thumbnail Supreme Court slams HRCM for basing rights assessment on “rejected” UN rapporteur findings

Supreme Court judges today denounced HRCM’s statements on the judiciary as “dangerous,” “irresponsible” and based on a “rejected” 2013 report by UN Rapporteur on Independence of Judges and Lawyers.

Maldives’ human rights developments “disturbing”, says Canadian foreign minister thumbnail Maldives’ human rights developments “disturbing”, says Canadian foreign minister

“The likely kidnapping of a leading local journalist and threats and attacks against other journalists, politicians and activists are particularly disturbing,” said John Baird.

Police arrest fourth suspect in connection with disappearance of Minivan News journalist thumbnail Police arrest fourth suspect in connection with disappearance of Minivan News journalist

A 25-year-old was taken into custody yesterday with an arrest warrant, police revealed, after which the court granted an extension of remand detention for five days.

  • Rihakuru and Joospetty: Police have been protecting extremists from the law for the last 5 years. On top of that, it’s not just the police and military but other...
  • sumoto: There is a very simple solution. The law makers need to amend the constitution to bring the Supreme Court down to earth from their seemingly untouchable...
  • sumoto: No smoke without a fire…
  • Reform now: if there are allegations, the good approach would be to investigate it. No smoke without fire
  • Reform now: Seena Zahir, a political heavy weight in maldives, should be credited for his foresight in the issue of judicial reform. The judiciary has to come upto...
  • chirpy..: The Supreme court has to wake up and understand that this is the 21st Century. The world is globalized and only global judicial standards can survive....
  • chirpy..: @ Mohamed If Maldives is excluded from the IDRC, there is no ground to complain, is there. That means Maldives is not important for Canada. So he should not...
  • Willy Rasta: I think any serious companies have to think twice before doing any investment in Maldives, at least to the judiciary system as well as the street criminal...

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