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Development requires democracy, says Nasheed, launching “Votun Ufaaverikan” campaign thumbnail

Development requires democracy, says Nasheed, launching “Votun Ufaaverikan” campaign

The MDP’s presidential election campaign was relaunched with the new slogan “Contentment Through The Vote” yesterday with simultaneous events in 23 locations, covering all the atolls of the country.


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Police arrest MDP activist accused of vandalism during protest

Police have located and arrested Kamil Ibrahim of Ukulhas in North Ari Atoll, who is accused of threatening police officers using a weapon, attempting to assault police officers, breaking through police lines and vandalising a CCTV camera during a Maldivian Democratic Party rally held on October 5.


President disappointed with “ill-informed and irresponsible allegations” by UN human rights chief thumbnail

President disappointed with “ill-informed and irresponsible allegations” by UN human rights chief

President Dr Mohamed Waheed has expressed disappointment with recent comments from Navi Pillay, who last week accused the Supreme Court of damaging the Maldives’ democratic processes via its interventions in the twice-delayed presidential election.


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Inter-Parliamentary Union delegation arrive for urgent visit

The IPU delegation will spend one week investigating ways to “improve trust and confidence” between state institutions, whilst local NGO Transparency Maldives has called for MPs to not erode public confidence in the legislature by abusing parliamentary privileges.


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Comment: The importance of presidential candidates’ meeting

Even as the rest of the world had almost given up the country…it has bounced back with the kind of verve and nerve that democracy entails at birth. The three presidential candidates met in what was not an entirely unexpected turn, and declared their intention to try and complete the poll process in time for an elected president to assume office on 11 November, writes N SathiyaMoorthy.


Elections Commission announces Saturday 5pm deadline for submitting re-registration complaints thumbnail

Elections Commission announces Saturday 5pm deadline for submitting re-registration complaints

The Progressive Party of Maldives have meanwhile asked the Elections Commission to verify 6,000 re-registration forms, claiming the party has discovered problems with a number of forms it was allowed to review.


Other religions will not be allowed under MDP government, says Nasheed thumbnail

Other religions will not be allowed under MDP government, says Nasheed

The MDP presidential candidate’s remarks follows the release of a book by a group of Islamic scholars calling on the former president to “repent” and “return to the true path” after he allegedly demeaned the Prophet’s Sunnah and Islamic Shariah.


Translation: Election annulment’s confidential police report thumbnail

Translation: Election annulment’s confidential police report

The 4:3 Supreme Court verdict cited a confidential police report allegedly claiming that 5600 votes were ineligible. The report has not previously been available to the public and was not shown to the Election Commission’s defence lawyers. On the court’s request, a team of ‘forensic experts’ from the police service worked from 26 September to 3 October inside the Supreme Court premises analysing evidence of alleged fraud and vote rigging on 7 September.


Week in review: October 26 – November 1 thumbnail

Week in review: October 26 – November 1

The People’s Majlis was the source of most of this week’s headlines, with two MPs forcibly blocked from entering the chamber, mysterious pills found in the coffee machine and one member seeking sanctuary from arrest within the legislature’s premises.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories