“This ministry is not aware of any Maldivians fighting in the Syrian war, nor is it a matter that concerns us. However, I personally do not believe it is right for any Maldivian youth to join another country’s war in the name of Islam,” said Sheikh Shaheem.
After Gasim’s name was nominated at today’s sitting, Tourism Minister Ahmed Adeeb told local media before the vote was taken that the JP was no longer part of the coalition.
Speaking prior to today’s opening of the Majlis, former speaker Abdulla Shahid spoke to Minivan News about his five years in the chair, and his fears for the institution’s future independence.
Auditor General Ibrahim Niyaz said a preliminary report into the case could only be completed with input from MPL board members, but some had refused to answer summons.
The ruling coalition will dissolve should JP leader Gasim run for the parliament speaker’s position, the PPM has announced. Gasim maintains that he will not retract his name, accusing the PPM of having been the first to breach the coalition agreement.
During Yameen’s visit to attend Modi’s inauguration ceremony, the new prime minister highlighted the close relations between the two countries under President Gayoom’s leadership, expressing his confidence that it could be “restored” in the future.
Opposition Maldivian Democratic Party MP elect ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik has announced he will contest for the position of parliamentary deputy Speaker.
The movement, with 15,520 followers, contends that residents of the atolls are trapped in vicious cycles due to forced migration to Malé. Its founders argue that institutionalised regional discrimination remains as services continue to be concentrated in the capital.
“Now no one can be charged under this invalid regulation,” he told Minivan News, adding that there was now no basis to declare contempt of court outside courtrooms a criminal offence.