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Politics

News in Brief

  • Hope for Women launch workshops for woman councilors and Island Women’s Development Committees.
  • MJA election indefinitely delayed
  • Malé-Hulhulé bridge will be opened in 2017, says tourism minister
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MDP condemns death threats received by Majlis members

Six MDP MPs received death threats via SMS yesterday, prompting the Maldivian Democratic Party to accuse the current government of sheltering the radicals responsible.


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Government’s respect for religious freedom declined in 2013: US State Department report

“There were reports of governmental detention, religious intolerance, and restriction of religious freedom. Governmental pressure to conform to a stricter interpretation of Islamic practice increased, particularly in the lead-up to presidential elections,” says US religious freedom report.


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Protestors continue call for Israeli tourism ban

A group of 30 people in Malé have held a motorbike rally for the fourth consecutive night calling on the government to ban tourists from Israel.


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Three dismissed in ongoing strike at Palm Beach Resort

Three senior staff at Palm Beach Resort in Lhaviyani Atoll have been dismissed after 50 staff staged a strike over alleged discriminatory polices at the resort.


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Five injured in spate of street violence in Malé

Three men and a woman suffered serious injuries in three separate incidents of street violence in Malé last night. An 18-year-old male was also stabbed in the back on Monday night.


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Israeli tourists evacuated from Thulusdhoo after local unrest

Thirty Israeli tourists were among those who voluntarily left the island of Thulusdhoo yesterday after the destruction of an anti-Israeli placard by an Israeli surfer. Protesters travelling to the island from Malé were detained by police on arrival.


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President has reduced home minister’s powers, claims Haveeru

Local news agency Haveeru has claimed President Abdulla Yameen has limited Home Minister Umar Naseer’s powers and claims to have obtained a letter in which Naseer has asked the army for a firearm to defend himself. Naseer and the President’s Office refused to comment on the issue.


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President Yameen’s Independence Day address “cartoonish,” says Nasheed

Yameen’s remarks were “uncivilised, outmoded, and unacceptable,” the opposition leader said, contending that the president’s intention was to deflect attention from his administration’s failure to “fulfil the hopes of the people”.


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Supreme Court enacts new contempt of court regulations

The Supreme Court has enacted new regulations authorising courts to initiate legal proceedings and punish individuals for any expression, action, gesture or piece of writing “inside or outside a courtroom” that could be considered contempt of court.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories