“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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
“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.
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.
“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.