Bangladesh has temporarily blocked migration of its nationals to the Maldives – an action described by one key local employer as a response to decades of failure by Maldivian authorities to deal with “human trafficking” and labour management .
The Elections Commission’s lawyer, former Attorney General Husnu Suood, was accused of contempt and removed from court along with the MDP’s legal team, including Hisaan Hussein and Hassan Latheef.
“It is deeply worrying to hear comments calling for the annulment of the election,” observed Commonwealth Special Envoy Sir Donald McKinnon, as the MDP returned to its first protest site at Raalhugandu.
The Juvenile Court has sentenced a 17 year-old boy to four months in prison after he kissed a 16 year-old girl in a court waiting room. The girl was sentenced to four months house arrest.
In a brief statement the Broadcasting Commission declared today that the state broadcaster had not violated the broadcasting code of ethics by airing the sermon.
Speaker of Parliament Abdulla Shahid confirmed to Minivan News that he was pepper sprayed by police while at least one MDP MP was arrested after the party urged the Elections Commission to disregard the Supreme Court’s controversial injunction.
The Maldives Supreme Court has issued an injunction delaying the second round of the presidential elections until it has finished looking into alleged discrepancies in the first round.
A wide-spread deep belief in the supernatural combined with a tense presidential poll has increased paranoia, and has spurred a group of men to actively patrol the two schools where polling booths will be placed, and to conduct a drive to undo the effects of fanditha on Guraidhoo Island.
The Supreme Court commenced direct examination and cross examination of witnesses during last Sunday’s hearings, while the Jumhooree Party requested to submit a leaked police intelligence report as evidence.