“Some of our youth have already joined up with terrorist organisations. They are now travelling to various war zones and locations and enrolling in a number of terrorist training camps,” revealed Chief of Defence Force Major General Ahmed Shiyam.
Both opposition and government-aligned parties competing directly against President Dr Mohamed Waheed in September have alleged that even with new EC regulations in place, there were concerns that the incumbent was using state resources to influence voters.
Hussain Humam, of Male’s Henveiru Lobby, told the Criminal Court today (May 22) that he carried out the fatal attack on Afrasheem with Ali Shan of Male’s Henveiru Hikost, and that the juvenile suspect in the case was also present.
The UN country team in the Maldives has issued a statement calling for the abolition of both corporal punishment and the death penalty in the Maldives.
A report by the US State Department noted “increasing reports of abuses of religious freedom, religious intolerance and governmental restriction of religious freedom and pressure to conform to a stricter interpretation of Islamic practices,” especially after last year’s power transfer.
“Continuing such large projects while conglomerate is not available from India has resulted in a more than 100 percent increase in the price of materials as well as many logistical difficulties,” MTCC explained in a press release.
GMR’s lender Axis Bank has meanwhile demanded the government not assign, transfer or dispose of any of MACL’s assets or functions to MIAL or a third party, pending the outcome of arbitration proceedings.
The government-aligned Jumhoree Party (JP) has said no decision has been made on whether to join a coalition backing President Dr Mohamed Waheed in September’s election, as it prepares to officially choose it presidential candidate and leader.
Eight young men arrested in Maradhoo, Addu City have alleged they were physically abused and stripped naked while under police custody as former Home Minister Jameel promises legal assistance for the PPM members among the detainees.