The government is considering raising import duty for tobacco from 150 to 300 percent and 100 to 150 percent for cars in order to facilitate next year’s record budget Finance Minister Jihad explained.
“The current government has submitted a budget like those for Maumoon’s regime which serves for administrative purposes alone,” said Maldivian Democratic Party Vice-Chair Ahmed Ali Niyaz.
More than 80 people from Addu City, and 89 from Thinadhoo, are currently facing terrorism charges in relation to violence following the February 2012 transfer of power.
Following a T-GST hike from eight to 12 percent on November 1, local airlines Maldivian and Flyme imposed a 12 percent sales tax on ticket prices and increased airfare by about MVR32 per ticket.
The Dhiggaru MP’s passport has been held in conjunction with a Criminal Court order issued last month. While abroad, Nazim was accused of attempting to smear the tourism minister in relation to a US$6 million corruption scandal.
Islamic minister Dr Shaheem revealed that members of an independent or unauthorised prayer congregation on the island of Madduvari in Raa atoll refused to meet the ministry’s scholars that were sent to dissuade the separatists.
“The party severely condemns foreign minister Dunya Maumoon for intentionally providing false information about Maldives and its diplomatic relations with other countries,” read a Maldivian Democratic Party statement.
India has move to correct a statement given to the People’s Majlis last week by Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon suggesting it had talked about participating in the new trade route during President Xi’s visit to New Delhi in September.
At a press conference last week, Naseer compared Rilwan’s disappearance to JFK’s assassination and downplayed the gravity of anonymous death threats sent to journalists and politicians.