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  • Elections Commission announces official results of Kolhufushi by-election
  • Government to freeze hiring in 2015
  • National University provides MVR2.7 million worth of research grants
Police negligent in investigating Rilwan’s disappearance, says Maldivian Democracy Network thumbnail

Police negligent in investigating Rilwan’s disappearance, says Maldivian Democracy Network

Accusing police of negligence, MDN also condemned police failure to inform public on investigation and hit back at government’s claim that the NGO’s report had obstructed investigations.


AG seeks to strengthen prohibitions on carrying of sharp weapons thumbnail

AG seeks to strengthen prohibitions on carrying of sharp weapons

Attorney General Mohamed Anil has proposed a number of amendments seeking to strengthen the act prohibiting carrying of threatening use of sharp weapons as stabbing incidents in the country continue.


Second escaped convict Shahum apprehended in Malé thumbnail

Second escaped convict Shahum apprehended in Malé

A police team has apprehended the second convict who escaped from Maafushi Jail – Ibrahim Shahum Adam, 23 years – in a guesthouse in Malé at approximately 7:40pm today.


Government terminates Tatva waste management deal thumbnail

Government terminates Tatva waste management deal

Company sources have confirmed that the economic council’s decision was made last month, informing the Indian firm that issues with the city council and a desire to use a state-owned company had influenced the decision.


Addu City condemns government’s “obstruction” of guesthouse venture thumbnail

Addu City condemns government’s “obstruction” of guesthouse venture

“Government officials are spreading falsehoods to reduce investor confidence with the aim of obstructing Addu City Guesthouse Venture,” alleged the city council.


Maldivians could be among first climate refugees, warns Nasheed thumbnail

Maldivians could be among first climate refugees, warns Nasheed

“The world has lost the window of opportunity to mend its ways. Big emitters have sentenced us. The world temperature will rise, and the seas will rise over our nose,” the former president at the International Bar Association’s climate change conference.


Supreme Court enacts new regulations on flogging thumbnail

Supreme Court enacts new regulations on flogging

The Supreme Court has enacted new regulations on enforcing flogging sentences, specifying conditions and criteria for meting out the Islamic Sharia punishment.


Police apprehend Fariyash in Malé, soldiers authorized to shoot in search for Shahum thumbnail

Police apprehend Fariyash in Malé, soldiers authorized to shoot in search for Shahum

Maldives Police Services have apprehended convict Fariyash Ahmed at a café in Malé today. Meanwhile, the Home Ministry has enlisted an armed team of soldiers to help police in the search for Shahum, and have authorized soldiers to shoot if necessary.


Former police commissioner calls for independent inquiry into jailbreak thumbnail

Former police commissioner calls for independent inquiry into jailbreak

During debate on an urgent motion submitted by MDP MP Imthiyaz Fahmy concerning the prison break, opposition MPs contended that the government’s “negligence and irresponsibility” allowed the dangerous criminals to escape from a high security prison.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories