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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
Chinese President Xi Jinping due to visit Maldives thumbnail

Chinese President Xi Jinping due to visit Maldives

“Two development projects in the Maldives that are ‎funded by the Chinese Government and implemented by Chinese ‎corporations will also be launched jointly by the two presidents,” said the President’s Office.


MDP warns of a census boycott if authorities fail to find missing journalist thumbnail

MDP warns of a census boycott if authorities fail to find missing journalist

“I do want to note the importance of a census. But when we do not know what happens to Maldivians, when citizens have been disappeared, I do not believe we should proceed with a census,” said Maldivian Democratic Party Vice President Shifaz.


President Yameen to personally oversee health sector thumbnail

President Yameen to personally oversee health sector

Speaking at a Progressive Party of Maldives rally in Addu City, President Abdulla Yameen announced that he will be personally overseeing the Maldives’ health sector until it overcomes current problems.


Journalists association calls on government to amend controversial regulations on publishing literature thumbnail

Journalists association calls on government to amend controversial regulations on publishing literature

Information Commissioner Abdul Azeez Jamal Abubakur has revealed that the national bureau of classification has given assurances that it would seek to amend the regulations through parliament, suggesting that it had “slipped through their fingers.”


New regulations mandate government approval before publishing literature thumbnail

New regulations mandate government approval before publishing literature

A fine of between MVR500 and MVR5,000 would be imposed for publication of prose or poetry without seeking approval from the national bureau of classification.


UK foreign office expresses concern over Maldives’ human rights situation and Rilwan disappearance thumbnail

UK foreign office expresses concern over Maldives’ human rights situation and Rilwan disappearance

Responding to a written question in Westminster, Foreign and Commonwealth Office minister Hugo Swire said the UK government had raised its concerns with Maldivian counterparts.


Housing minister hopes to sign amended TATA contract next week thumbnail

Housing minister hopes to sign amended TATA contract next week

Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Dr Mohamed Muiz has expressed hope that the new contract with Indian infrastructure giant TATA Housing for the construction of two apartment complexes – initially agreed in 2010 – can be signed soon.


Supreme Court approval required for transfer of judges thumbnail

Supreme Court approval required for transfer of judges

The Supreme Court has issued new rules requiring judges requesting transfer to a different court to seek approval from the apex court. The rules stipulate that judges of lower courts must write to the apex court stating the reason for the requested change.


Dr Shakeela alleges conspiracy to drive her from office thumbnail

Dr Shakeela alleges conspiracy to drive her from office

Speaking to Haveeru, the former health minister alleged a campaign of death threats and negative media coverage designed to engineer her removal in order to facilitate corruption within the sector.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories