Eight of the High Court’s nine-member bench had filed the case against the High Court’s Chief Judge, after he issued an injunction suspending the trial of former President Mohamed Nasheed.
Umar Naseer declared that despite admitting defeat, the party’s internal election had involved discrepancies including the influencing of voters, vote buying and intimidation of his supporters.
GMR’s lender Axis Bank has announced its intention to seek a repayment of loans taken out for the airport project, which were guaranteed by the Ministry of Finance and approved by the AG’s Office under the former government.
The UK’s Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC) has expressed “serious concern” over the appointment of judges by the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) in the trial of former President Mohamed Nasheed.
Indian security agencies are concerned about increased Chinese participation in neighboring countries’ communication satellite projects, according to various Indian media outlets.
Growing religious extremism and political uncertainty in the Maldives could result in more violence and negatively affect the nation’s tourism industry with “devastating” effects, a report published by the West Point military academy in the US has found.
President’s Office Spokesperson Masood Imad said that while police were currently in the process of investigating the activities of the Artur brothers in the Maldives, there was no information linking them to any criminal operations in the country.
Lawyer for former President Mohamed Nasheed, Hassan Latheef, noted that Tuesday’s High Court decision was the first time in Maldivian legal history an entire panel of judges had teamed up against the chief judge following a decision on a case.
“There is no place in the MDP for those who come to us and demand a package of four cabinet positions, 12 judges, three warehouses and the Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA),” said the party’s Chairperson ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik.