“I order the Maldives Correctional Services to implement the death penalty – as sentenced by the Supreme Court – through the use of lethal injection, and to make all necessary arrangements for the implementation of such sentences,” read the minister’s decree.
The auditor general’s report states that MVR4.7 million worth goods and services were purchased through the military’s society SIFCO, contrary to regulations which mandates services below MVR25,000 be purchased after a review of proposals.
“I want to see Maldivian citizens enjoy complete domestic or internal independence…In addition to that, we have work to do to ensure financial independence for citizens,” said Ahmed Abdulla. “I believe as long as citizens are not free from financial or monetary slavery, they will not be able to vote freely the way they want.”
Following the Criminal Court’s continued refusal to resume normal activities in the absence of a new prosecutor general, the deputy PG, Hussain Shameem, has sought the Supreme Court’s assistance.
“People of Maldives do not think that India is that ‘great country’. We have been disappointed, we have been hounded,” Hamid stated. Meanwhile, India-Maldives ties are being celebrated in Malé this week with a series of cultural events.
Captain Abdul Muizz Musthafa is the first of the nine senior officers dismissed last November to press charges. The nine fired were accused of sowing discord within the military during Maldives’ presidential election, 2013.
President Yameen claimed that more than 85 percent of independent candidates were members of the Progressive Party of Maldives, leading to the vote being split among government-aligned candidates.
“I do get a lot of criticism, but I believe getting criticism from the opposition is a success in its own right. I also strongly believe that criticism that comes for my decisions is not out of a dislike of me personally, but something that comes along with the cabinet position,” Adeeb said.
“The foreign policy of my government will be based, just as those firm policies of President Maumoon, on the principle of mutual respect between countries, respect for the sovereignty of countries,” Yameen said.