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  • Former Laamu Gan Council President remanded in fraud investigation
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  • High Court decides to conduct closed door detention extensions
Economic Ministry stops issuing work permits to foreign photographers thumbnail

Economic Ministry stops issuing work permits to foreign photographers

Maldives Photographer’s Association President Mohamed Shafy says that the decision is a “huge accomplishment” for the association which has been working relentlessly towards providing more opportunity for local photographers.


MDP and JP reach agreement on defence of Constitution thumbnail

MDP and JP reach agreement on defence of Constitution

The opposition parties last night agreed to cooperate both inside and outside of the Majlis – in which they control over one third of the seats. Specific details of the agreement have yet to emerge.


High Court rejects Nasheed’s request to delay Hulhumalé court bench trial thumbnail

High Court rejects Nasheed’s request to delay Hulhumalé court bench trial

The court has informed former President Nasheed’s legal team that this week’s hearing cannot be postponed, though lawyer Hassan Latheef has been told the ‘hearing’ will in fact be an unprecedented meeting with presiding judges to discuss how to proceed.


Elections Commission says MDP cannot force Moosa to follow party whip thumbnail

Elections Commission says MDP cannot force Moosa to follow party whip

After investigating the recent expulsion of MP ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik from the Maldivian Democratic Party, the EC is reported to have declared that there are no legal grounds on which the three-line whip can be imposed.


MDP and JP to begin official talks tonight thumbnail

MDP and JP to begin official talks tonight

Jumhooree Party leader Gasim Ibrahim has invited all opposition parties to begin talks on defending the Constitution, beginning with the Maldivian Democratic Party at Maafannu Kunooz tonight.


MDP welcomes China’s denial of military plans for Laamu Atoll thumbnail

MDP welcomes China’s denial of military plans for Laamu Atoll

After China denied suggestions made by former President Mohamed Nasheed last week, the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party has greeted the assurance that the superpower had no military designs on the Indian Ocean nation.


China dismisses Nasheed’s claim of military base in Laamu Atoll thumbnail

China dismisses Nasheed’s claim of military base in Laamu Atoll

“It is a common knowledge that China pursues a national defense policy that is defensive in nature”, read a press release from the Chinese embassy in Malé. “China does not maintain any military in any foreign country”.


JP council officially declares exit from Progressive Coalition thumbnail

JP council officially declares exit from Progressive Coalition

The JP council also decided to give MP Gasim Ibrahim the authority and power to make all decisions regarding actions that need to be taken to defend the Constitution.


Delhi police warned of potential threat to Obama from Maldivian nationals thumbnail

Delhi police warned of potential threat to Obama from Maldivian nationals

Indian intelligence agencies have alerted Delhi police to potential attacks on US President Barack Obama by Maldivian or Sri Lankan nationals, reports the Hindustan Times.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories