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  • President and first lady exchange Eid greetings with public at Sultan Park
  • Government overrules city council over vehicle ban
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MDP asks police to investigate threats of violence made via Twitter

The MDP has asked the police to investigate threats of violence made via Twitter against former President Mohamed Nasheed and MDP members.


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Jumhooree Party cabinet member and two more MPs join President Yameen’s PPM

Economic Development Minister Mohamed Saeed explained his reluctance to be involved in a protracted political dispute as further cabinet and Majlis defections follow last month’s coalition split .


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Majlis sitting called off amid opposition protest over committee composition

Former President Mohamed Nasheed meanwhile stated on social media that standing committees should be formed in accordance with “the spirit of the constitution” to allow parliament to exercise oversight over the executive.


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Dismissed Brigadier General Nilam files case with Human Rights Commission

Following his suspension and eventual dismissal after comments to the Majlis suggesting the February 2012 power transfer appeared to have been a coup, Nilam has asked the HRCM to look into his case.


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Home Minister refuses to cooperate with disobedience trial

The Criminal Court rejected Naseer’s request to annul Article 8 (a) of the General Laws which prohibits speech contravening Islamic tenets. Naseer refused to proceed with trial unless the court issues a ruling on the matter in writing.


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“President Yameen’s administration will fall in a coup,” says Nasheed

The presidential system of government is unstable and may result in more coup d’états, the opposition leader has said, noting that his own fall from power had set a clear precedent.


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Home Minister returns to Malé, High Court rejects appeal to overturn arrest warrant

Home Minister Umar Naseer has returned to the Maldives from an official visit to the Netherlands, though police have made no move to arrest the minister as per a Criminal Court arrest warrant.


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PPM-MDA coalition secures majority on government oversight committees as MDP threatens street action

The ruling coalition with its 43 MPs secured a majority on the public accounts, government oversight, independent institutions, national security, and economic affairs committees.


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Former Progressive Coalition partners dispute validity of agreement

While PPM deputy leader, Ahmed Adeeb, has said the JP must forge a new agreement for any future cooperation, JP representatives maintain that the initial agreement – dissolved last month – was never breached.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories