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  • Everything will change once Rilwan is found, police commissioner tells Haveeru
  • Bank of Maldives’ net profit increases 105 percent in third quarter
  • Malaysian high commission to hold futsal tournament
Tourism Minister implicated in US$6million corruption scandal thumbnail

Tourism Minister implicated in US$6million corruption scandal

Ahmed Adeeb is implicated in obtaining US$6million from state owned companies and transferring the funds to two private companies, including one owned by his father. The damning audit report comes a day after PPM amended laws to reappoint the Auditor General.


Fuvahmulah couple the latest to travel to ISIS territory for jihad thumbnail

Fuvahmulah couple the latest to travel to ISIS territory for jihad

Local media has reported that Ahmed Munsih and his wife Suma Ali told family last night that they were already in Syria and that they would not be returning.


Palm trees used by MDP to curse President Yameen, alleges senior government official thumbnail

Palm trees used by MDP to curse President Yameen, alleges senior government official

“The palm trees were planted with black magic,” the unnamed official told newspaper Haveeru today, claiming that opposition party’s concern with the incident only supported his claims.


Missing journalist’s family accuses police of negligence, files complaint thumbnail

Missing journalist’s family accuses police of negligence, files complaint

“Our family is in deep mourning. We have no way forward. We believe police negligence is behind the lack of progress in finding Rilwan,” family members said.


“President Yameen, the world is watching you”, warns Australian senator thumbnail

“President Yameen, the world is watching you”, warns Australian senator

“Do not lead your country into the shadows of fear and hate and violence. Stamp on ISIS and the other agents of hate. Let the Maldives be free,” said Queensland Senator James McGrath before parliament.


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Majlis passes amendment allowing president to reappoint auditor general

PPM MP Ahmed Thoriq proposed an amendment stating that the president shall nominate for parliamentary approval an individual to the post within 30 days of ratifying government-sponsored amendments to the Audit Act.


Majlis throws out 5055 signature petition on Rilwan’s disappearance thumbnail

Majlis throws out 5055 signature petition on Rilwan’s disappearance

The Majlis secretariat has since admitted the petition’s rejection was a mistake. Opposition MP Imthiyaz Fahmy said the move is indicative of ruling PPM’s disregard over the Minivan News reporter’s disappearance.


President vetoes amendments to Child Protection Act thumbnail

President vetoes amendments to Child Protection Act

President Yameen returned the amendment bill for reconsideration by parliament citing inconsistencies with the Constitution and the Pre-schools Act.


PPM has fulfilled many pledges in manifesto, says Tourism Minister Adeeb thumbnail

PPM has fulfilled many pledges in manifesto, says Tourism Minister Adeeb

The PPM has increased elderly pension from MVR 2300 to MVR 5000, reduced fuel and food prices and maintained the value of the Maldivian Rufiyaa, the party’s deputy leader said.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories