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Politics

News in Brief

  • Survey team for Malé-Hulhulé bridge arrives in Maldives
  • Maldivian judge re-elected for second term on UN anti-torture subcommittee
  • Elections Commission announces official results of Kolhufushi by-election
Protesters march with IS flag calling for enforcement of Islamic Shariah thumbnail

Protesters march with IS flag calling for enforcement of Islamic Shariah

‘We want the laws of the Quran, not the green book [constitution]‘, ‘Islam will eradicate secularism’, ‘No democracy, we want just Islam’, ‘Shariah will dominate the world’, ‘To hell with democracy’, ‘Democracy is a failed system’, read some of the placards carried by protesters yesterday.


Political consensus necessary for success of SEZs, cautions MMA governor thumbnail

Political consensus necessary for success of SEZs, cautions MMA governor

Speaking at a forum on state broadcaster Television Maldives last night, Dr Azeema said one of the most important prerequisites for successful enactment of the SEZ Act was consensus “on a political and national level.”


Government expenditure rose 58 percent in June, reveals MMA thumbnail

Government expenditure rose 58 percent in June, reveals MMA

The Maldives Monetary Authority’s monthly review revealed recurrent expenditure rose by 30 percent in June 2014, noting that government securities increased18 percent in annual terms as T-bills were issued to manage cash flow.


Raajje TV blurs news segment on missing journalist in solidarity thumbnail

Raajje TV blurs news segment on missing journalist in solidarity

“Rilwan has been disappeared, but we will not let it be forgotten for one moment,” the station said. It’s staff have today donned black and blurred presenter’s faces on news segments regarding Rilwan’s disappearance.


Government to halt dismantling gang huts, says President Yameen thumbnail

Government to halt dismantling gang huts, says President Yameen

Yameen suggested that constructive engagement through dialogue and sports would yield better results in handling crime, while Home Minister Umar Naseer identified over a dozen “dangerous” criminal gangs in the capital.


PG advised release of suspect in Alhan stabbing, claims Criminal Court thumbnail

PG advised release of suspect in Alhan stabbing, claims Criminal Court

Responding to criticism following the release of two suspects held in pre-trial detention, the Criminal Court has claimed that “the Prosecutor General’s Office had advised that it saw no reason to keep Mohamed Sameeh in further detention.”


Missing journalist’s mother calls on families of violent crime victims to unite for justice thumbnail

Missing journalist’s mother calls on families of violent crime victims to unite for justice

In an emotional letter today, Aminath Easa, 67, appealed to mothers of victims to hold Maldives ailing justice system and law enforcement agencies accountable. A meeting of families has been called for September 3, Wednesday, at 9:00 pm at the Malé City Hall.


MDP condemns release of suspects in Alhan stabbing thumbnail

MDP condemns release of suspects in Alhan stabbing

The Criminal Court yesterday ordered the release of the two suspects who had been kept in pre-trial detention since their arrest on the night of February 1 shortly after Alhan was stabbed in the back in Malé.


ACC spent MVR3 million in excess of approved budget, reveals audit thumbnail

ACC spent MVR3 million in excess of approved budget, reveals audit

“Extending the budget of the commission by the Ministry of Finance and Treasury without the approval of the parliament negates the objective of approving the budget of public institutions by the parliament as set out in enabling laws of the former,” stated the ACC’s audit report for 2013.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories