Local NGO Advocating the Rights of Children told Minivan News today that provisions in the the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and its Optional Protocols had not been fully adopted by the state into domestic legislation
The government has decided to delay implementation of new development projects financed out of the state budget due to shortfalls in revenue, Finance Minister Abdulla Jihad confirmed to Minivan News today.
“I sincerely hope and pray that MDP can bring hope back and keep the window to democracy open for the many of us who are disillusioned and disgusted at the recent turn of events in our beloved country,” writes Amina Rani.
“The strongest tool used to oppress citizens is to instill fear in their hearts, to make them weak psychologically, to create mistrust between each other, to create a culture of doubt and unrest,” Shahid said during a rally to MDP supporters on Friday (April 19).
Currency reserves in the Maldives have “dwindled to critical levels” according to the World Bank’s bi-annual South Asia Economic Focus report. “Much of the recent slowdown in economic growth can be attributed to stagnating investment,” according to the findings.
Yesterday’s march, which organisers claimed had no political backing, was said to have been established by a group of young calling for Sharia to be fully implemented to protect the Maldives from “calamities” that it was presently facing, according to local media.
The Civil Court had previously ruled that it could not hear a case filed by the ACC requesting termination of an agreement signed with Malaysian security provider Nexbis to set up a border control system.
Parliamentary Speaker Abdulla Shahid has today joined the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) – days after resigning from the government-aligned Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP).
Vice Chair of the Local Government Authority (LGA) Shujau Hussain has warned the government’s alleged non-cooperation and failure to provide funds for local councils could “bring the system of decentralised administration to a halt.”