To avert possible financial sanctions after November 11, the MDP presidential candidate suggested that the Supreme Court should review its judgment to annul the September 7 election or one of the two rival candidates should withdraw his candidacy “for the sake of the nation and Islam.”
A 22 year old man has been arrested under a court warrant over the vandalism of Indian High Commissioner Rajeev Shahare’s car on Monday.
“The police should concentrate on identifying and arresting the perpetrators and instigators of the arson attack that gutted the station’s premises on 7 October instead of worrying about the quality of its programmes,” said the media freedom NGO.
The Elections Commission has discovered at least four voters the Supreme Court had deemed dead to be alive. “I am saddened and quite fed up. I have been deprived of my right to vote,” Ahmed Naseem whose vote has been invalidated as a vote cast by a dead person told Minivan News.
“The Supreme Court appears set on undermining other independent institutions, stifling criticism and public debate, and depriving litigants of the legal representation of their choice,” High Commissioner Navi Pillay stated. The Supreme Court has hit back, describing the statement as “poorly researched” and “irresponsible”.
Following fresh threats against its premises, Raajje TV has called upon members of the public to provide it with physical security after police stated that it was unable to provide the levels of protection the station desires.
If Ghafoor is not present at the Criminal Court on October 31 to answer to charges of refusal to provide a urine sample, the Criminal Court will continue with and conclude the trial in absentia, Judge Abdulla Mohamed has warned.
The proposed budget included a projected deficit of 2.5 percent of GDP, with new revenue raising measures such as increased tourism taxes and resort developments expected to bring in MRV2.3billion. The Finance Minister also recommended a smaller civil service and population consolidation measures.
The Anti-Corruption Commission has asked the Prosecutor General to charge senior MDP member Ameen Faisal for abuse of public power for private benefit after he failed to ensure the sentence of a Maldivian citizen convicted in Sri Lanka was carried out when acting as Home Minister in 2009.