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Opposition meets Vice President, pledges allegiance and urges him to take control of executive

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Vice President “has not said anything to cause a loss of confidence in him by the government,” said Press Secretary Zuhair. Letting the protesters into his house “was the polite thing to do.”


Chief Judge “took entire criminal justice system in his fist”: Afeef

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Ministers on Tuesday night sought to give their legal justification for the involvement of the armed forces in the arrest of Chief Judge of the Criminal Court, Abdulla Mohamed.


Jesus on SAARC banners, reports Sun Online

Jesus on SAARC banners, reports Sun Online thumbnail

Banners and posters put up at the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport to promote the SAARC summit in Addu City feature the image of Jesus Christ, reports Sun Online.


New religious unity regulations crack down on extremist preaching in Maldives

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Religious NGOs cite freedom of expression in critique of regulations that would see preachers face suspension of licenses and 2-5 years imprisonment for preaching promoting racism, gender discrimination, hatred towards people of other religions, or withdrawal from education or vaccination.


Decision to remove Dr Afrashim from JSC “a victory for all reformists”, says Velezinee

Decision to remove Dr Afrashim from JSC “a victory for all reformists”, says Velezinee thumbnail

Parliament votes to remove DRP MP Dr Afrashim Ali from the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) 38 to 34, amid concerns of competency and integrity, a decision which places last year’s reappointment of judges by the JSC in doubt, according to former JSC member Aishath Velezinee.


Parliament sends controversial Crime Prevention Bill back to committee, goes to recess

Parliament sends controversial Crime Prevention Bill back to committee, goes to recess thumbnail

The controversial National Crime Prevention Bill was returned to committee during a special session of the Majlis last night, after more than 100 amendments were proposed, and parliament went to recess.




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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories