Thousands of supporters gathered at the Artificial Beach in Malé tonight for the first opposition rally since May, calming fears the opposition has lost support and is in disarray following former President Mohamed Nasheed’s return to jail.
Former President Mohamed Nasheed’s lawyers have shared with the police CCTV footage of a government official who delivered documents informing the opposition leader of his permanent transfer to house arrest.
The government has reduced the minimum reserve requirement (MRR) for commercial banks at the Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) from 20 percent to 10 percent, Vice President Ahmed Adeeb revealed last night.
A few hours of heavy rain in Malé City on Monday morning inundated streets, snarled traffic, flooded the main hospital and caused a roof to cave in at a primary school, prompting concern over the island city’s vulnerability to and lack of preparedness for extreme weather.
President Yameen and his cabinet tout Singapore as a development model for the Maldives. They admire its combination of prosperity and one-party rule. But if they conclude authoritarianism is behind Singapore’s success, they are drawing the wrong lesson, writes Hawwa Kareem
Rilwan’s abduction was aimed at killing our hopes for a better world, for what is possible only dies when hope dies. So today, I resolve to put aside despair, to never give up hope, to never give into fear and to never be silenced, writes Zaheena Rasheed.
The government and the United Nations signed the UN Development Assistance Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) yesterday, a four-year strategic programme framework to deliver results in the areas of youth and children, gender, governance, environment and climate change.
In its ruling, the appellate court said Ramiz Ahmed, from Janavareemaage in Laamu Isdhoo, was “deprived of the fundamental constitutional right” to examine the evidence or witnesses against him.
The environment ministry and some 99 resorts signed a declaration to promote sustainable tourism and protection of marine and coastal ecosystems in the Maldives at the opening ceremony of the “Sixth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific” held at the Dharubaaruge convention centre this morning.