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Politics

News in Brief

  • Parliament approves new information commissioner, deputy MMA governor
  • STO plans pharmacy and supermarket in Hulhumalé
  • Turkish citizen arrested with gun parts released
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Customs staffs complain to ACC over unfair promotions

More than 200 staff working for the Maldives Customs Department have signed a petition submitted to Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), alleging that employees had been promoted in violation of regulations.


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PPM unveils economic plan, to release full manifesto in “days”

PPM Presidential Candidate Abdulla Yameen is the last individual contesting the election on September 7 not to have launched his full manifesto.


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Former President Nasheed performs live techno-rap debut at campaign concert

Former president Mohamed Nasheed performed live at a Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) music concert on Thursday (August 31) as certain supporters donned t-shirts proclaiming their presidential candidate an ‘Eco rock star’ ahead of his techno-pop-rap debut.


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Week in review: August 24-30

Minivan News reviews the main stories of the week around the Maldives.


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Comment: Election 2013 – where to, people?

On 7 September 2012 we will decide whether to stay on this road to the past, or return to the present and back to the future, writes Dr Azra Naseem.


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Supreme Court holds first hearing into case filed by PPM official against Elections Commission

Today’s hearing – heard by the full seven member bench of the Supreme Court – was adjourned but the judges did not state when the next would be scheduled.


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Personal issues creating JSC tension as Majlis committee unprepared to deal with “out of control” judicial watchdog

“The Judicial Service Commission is out of control right now, we must do something. The JSC president is ‘out of the circle’,” Parliament Independent Institutions Committee Member and MDP MP Ahmed Sameer told Minivan News today.


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Development pointless without peace, freedom and happiness: PPM Yameen

The Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) presidential candidate Abdulla Yameen has told the population of Kudahuvadhoo that development is “pointless if people can’t relax.”


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Palestinian refugees who fled to Maldives granted asylum in Sweden

Four Palestinian refugees who arrived in the Maldives on 9 July 2013 have left the Maldives after being granted asylum by Sweden.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories