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Nasheed calls on PG to respect Judge Abdulla’s decision on Thinadhoo arson suspects, says military detention “wrong” thumbnail

Nasheed calls on PG to respect Judge Abdulla’s decision on Thinadhoo arson suspects, says military detention “wrong”

“Abdulla Mohamed has decided the case is invalid,” said the former president, suggesting the PG’s re-submission is “an affront to the rule of law and courts”.


Western governments, international institutions scaring off potential investors, claims MMA governor thumbnail

Western governments, international institutions scaring off potential investors, claims MMA governor

“Western governments and international institutions not only keep on issuing public statements and reports on the Maldives, they would go whatever length it takes to portray the Maldives as not-so-sunny side of life to the potential investors,” Adam claimed in a speech delivered at the Berlin Economic Forum on November 9.


MMA warns of shortfalls in revenue due to ad hoc policy changes thumbnail

MMA warns of shortfalls in revenue due to ad hoc policy changes

“If policies are changed the budget deficit would increase and become difficult to finance,” the central bank cautioned in its professional opinion on the 2015 budget.


GMR lodges US$803million claim, pleads for award of further damages for loss of reputation thumbnail

GMR lodges US$803million claim, pleads for award of further damages for loss of reputation

GMR has lodged a claim worth US$803million for damages caused by the Maldives government’s abrupt and wrongful termination of an airport development contract, and made a plea for award of further damages for loss of reputation.


Yameen pledges to end violent crime at ‘Successful 365 Days’ rally thumbnail

Yameen pledges to end violent crime at ‘Successful 365 Days’ rally

The Progressive Party of Maldives will rebuild a devastated nation through job opportunities for the youth and a crackdown on violent crime, said President Abdulla Yameen while celebrating one year in office.


Maldives economy “relatively buoyant” but fiscal imbalances continue to grow: IMF thumbnail

Maldives economy “relatively buoyant” but fiscal imbalances continue to grow: IMF

“We see that the economy is relatively buoyant,” said the IMF delegation in a statement given to the media today. “However, despite the improvement in the real economy, the fiscal deficit has continued to widen”.


MPs debate restricting constitutional rights after arrest thumbnail

MPs debate restricting constitutional rights after arrest

The People’s Majlis yesterday accepted legislation that proposes restricting the constitutional rights to remain silent and retain legal counsel for suspects arrested for violent assault.


PG withdraws disobedience to order charges against home minister thumbnail

PG withdraws disobedience to order charges against home minister

Charges were withdrawn in August for further review the Prosecutor General’s Office has said, arguing that the PG is authorised to withdraw charges at any point during a trial until a sentence is issued.


PPM dismisses rumors Gayoom may leave party thumbnail

PPM dismisses rumors Gayoom may leave party

“We assure our beloved members will not leave this party and join another party or take on any position in another party,” a statement on Tuesday said.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories