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Majlis committee demands details from education ministry over deputy principals’ removal thumbnail

Majlis committee demands details from education ministry over deputy principals’ removal

The post of deputy principal has been abolished under a new organisational structure approved by the ministry for public schools,with current post-holders to be transferred to different posts in lieu of dismissal.


Chief justice and police commissioner discuss police obstruction and assault cases thumbnail

Chief justice and police commissioner discuss police obstruction and assault cases

Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and Commissioner of Police Hussein Waheed met on Thursday and discussed measures to expedite cases involving assault of police officers and obstruction of police duty.


STO hands over biomedical equipment worth US$900,000 to the health ministry thumbnail

STO hands over biomedical equipment worth US$900,000 to the health ministry

As STO marks its 50th anniversary this year, the company has expanded its services, launching an ambitious programme to provide biomedical equipment and ambulances and establish pharmacies on every island.


PPM accuses JP of misleading public, bringing government into disrepute thumbnail

PPM accuses JP of misleading public, bringing government into disrepute

JP Leader Gasim had suggested the Maldives was facing international censure over the removal of Chief Justice Ahmed Faiz and Justice Muthasim Adnan from the Supreme Court bench.


ICJ says Majlis has “decapitated the country’s judiciary” thumbnail

ICJ says Majlis has “decapitated the country’s judiciary”

“The Maldivian parliament and executive have effectively decapitated the country’s judiciary and trampled on the fundamental principles of the rule of law and separation of powers in a democratic State,” said the International Commission of Jurists.


MDP calls on six MPs absent from Supreme Court vote to answer disciplinary charges thumbnail

MDP calls on six MPs absent from Supreme Court vote to answer disciplinary charges

The six MPs have been ordered to answer disciplinary charges on breaching a three-whip-line against dismissing two Supreme Court judges by the end of Friday.


Judicial independence still an issue in Maldives, says US assistant secretary of state thumbnail

Judicial independence still an issue in Maldives, says US assistant secretary of state

“The United States remains committed to supporting Maldives as it works to consolidate the independence of its core governing institutions,” said Nisha Biswal.


Malé City Council helpless as housing ministry takes over all land, public services staff thumbnail

Malé City Council helpless as housing ministry takes over all land, public services staff

The ministry has taken 13 plots of land belonging to the council and the majority of its public services staff. Mayor Shihab has condemned the government’s abrogation of the council’s powers as illegal.


Maldives falls in press freedom index for fourth year thumbnail

Maldives falls in press freedom index for fourth year

The Maldives dropped a further five places to 108th out of 180 countries in a year during which Minivan News journalist Ahmed Rilwan disappeared in what is widely regarded as an abduction.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories