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Building trust – Transparency Maldives calls for enhanced asset disclosure thumbnail

Building trust – Transparency Maldives calls for enhanced asset disclosure

“We must do away with the culture of secrecy to prevent illicit enrichment, fraud, etc, and to do that, asset disclosure is key,” said TM’s Aiman Rasheed, following the release of a position paper calling for transparency in public officials’ finances.


President Yameen warns of adverse impacts on tourism from threats against guests thumbnail

President Yameen warns of adverse impacts on tourism from threats against guests

“Even if such incidences do not actually disrupt the peace, if [guests] believe there is any danger, if they believe there is a threat, we are pouring water into a bottomless container,” Yameen said following the death threat against Jamaican singer Sean Paul.


Democracy House launches #policy22 campaign calling for youth participation in policy-making thumbnail

Democracy House launches #policy22 campaign calling for youth participation in policy-making

The #policy22 campaign – named after the percentage of the population classed as youth – also highlights the persistent problems of unemployment and the exploitation of youth in politics.


Foreign Minister calls for greater resilience to climate change impacts thumbnail

Foreign Minister calls for greater resilience to climate change impacts

On the tenth anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami, the Foreign Minister has called on the Maldives to build resilience to extreme weather events associated with climate change. Meanwhile, Housing Ministry said the government will complete 338 houses by the end of the year for all the families made homeless by the tsunami.


Jamiyyathul Salaf calls on government to cancel “sinful” Sean Paul concert thumbnail

Jamiyyathul Salaf calls on government to cancel “sinful” Sean Paul concert

The religious NGO said the new year’s eve concert encourages youth “to remain ignorant by getting intoxicated with music and other sinful activities” and keeps “the youth on the attractive footsteps of the devil.”


MDP calls on President Yameen to repent for “insulting” heaven remarks thumbnail

MDP calls on President Yameen to repent for “insulting” heaven remarks

The MDP claimed Yameen had directly compared Maldives to heaven in the afterlife in a speech urging Saudis to invest in heaven-like Maldives. The President’s Office has meanwhile slammed Haveeru for its “irresponsible” coverage of the speech.


President Yameen urges Saudis to invest in Maldives and “get warmed up for” heaven thumbnail

President Yameen urges Saudis to invest in Maldives and “get warmed up for” heaven

“I urge all Saudi business people, if you are seeking to go to Jannathul-paradise in your afterlife, why don’t you get warmed up for that? Paradise is here in the Maldives,” Yameen said at a briefing this morning for the first Saudi business delegation to the Maldives.


First proposed amendment to constitution seeks to bar individuals aged 65 from the presidency thumbnail

First proposed amendment to constitution seeks to bar individuals aged 65 from the presidency

If passed, the MDA proposed amendment will bar JP Leader Gasim Ibrahim and PPM’s Maumoon Abdul Gayoom from contesting the presidency. The JP has announced it will reject the proposal.


Reeko Moosa condemns MDP expulsion as a move to bar his 2018 presidential candidacy thumbnail

Reeko Moosa condemns MDP expulsion as a move to bar his 2018 presidential candidacy

“I am certain the expulsion was to bar me from contesting the presidential primaries. President Nasheed must accept there are other political leaders within the party,” Moosa told Minivan News today.


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