Cable TV service provider Medianet is suing the Maldives Broadcasting Commission after the body ordered the company to halt airing FIFA World Cup matches on any channels except state broadcaster Television Maldives and private broadcaster Villa TV.
The MP for Ihavandhoo, Mohamed Abdulla handed over his membership form to President Abdulla Yameen last night, becoming the tenth MP to switch allegiance to the ruling party since parliamentary polls in March.
Russian national Roman Seleznyov was expelled from the Maldives in response to an Interpol red notice, says Home Ministry. The opposition MDP has urged due process in repatriation processes.
The government has proposed scrapping a provision in a 1976 law that allows the president to banish or place under house arrest persons for evading mandatory national service after completing state-funded training or higher education.
The government lacks any policy or vision for the fisheries sector, the MDP has said, claiming the fisheries sector has been in decline since the party’s ouster in 2012.
“The stance of Maldives’ authorities cannot be but outraging, since despite the existing international legislation norms they allowed another country’s special service to kidnap a Russian citizen and take him out of the country,” diplomats told the Russian media.
The proposal from President Abdulla Yameen to build 704 flats intended for the southern atolls in the capital has been approved after the Housing Ministry made a ‘housing needs assessment’ of the current government project.
In a followup question to Tourism Minister Ahmed Adeeb, MP Azim asked whether corruption at the ministry was stalling mid-market tourism development in Addu City, prompting outrage from pro-government MPs which eventually forced the speaker to adjourn proceedings.
Four of the five lawyers competing in an upcoming poll to elect a lawyer to the JSC have expressed concern over reports of the judiciary attempting to violate secrecy of the vote and have threatened a boycott on further judicial interference.