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Tourism minister defends under-fire economic zones bill

“If Singapore had been reluctant, and had not taken the decisions they had taken, they would never reached the economic development they have,” said Ahmed Adeeb.


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Home Ministry dissolves Bar Association

The Bar Association was dissolved for alleged failure to change its name as per a Supreme Court Ruling, but the organisation’s President Husnu Al Suood said the government believes the Bar Association to be a threat to national security.


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All licensed lawyers, including judges and MPs, can vote to elect JSC lawyer, rules Supreme Court

Any individual with a lawyer license, including judges and MPs, can vote to elect a lawyer to the judicial oversight body, the Supreme Court has ruled. Critics have said the move restricts the opportunity for practicing lawyers to advocate on behalf of the lawyer community.


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Housing minister informs MPs of Addu City development plans

The construction of housing units, harbours, roads, health centres, sport facilities and mosques are part of government plans for Addu City, Dr Mohamed Muiz informed parliament today.


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MDP MP Ali Mohamed defects to PPM

Today’s sitting was meanwhile called off by Speaker Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed after proceedings were disrupted by opposition MDP raising consecutive points of order objecting to the composition of standing committees.


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Pneumonia patient dies on sea ambulance en route to Malé

On Sunday night, a 31-year-old woman from Faafu Atoll Nilandhoo died en route to Malé on a sea ambulance, while a pregnant woman gave birth waiting for the same ambulance. Meanwhile, the Health Ministry has called on island councils to refrain from spreading false information on health services.


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Authorities perservere in efforts to create a litter free Malé

“Malé is a small, congested island with a large number of inhabitants. Every one needs to do their bit to keep the island more habitable,” said the director general of the EPA, as the council revealed the true scale of the problem.


India should assist Maldivian people in changing the government, says Nasheed thumbnail

India should assist Maldivian people in changing the government, says Nasheed

“I still wish for the Indian government to provide the biggest relief possible to the Maldivian people regarding [the compensation owed to GMR]. In my view, that relief is for the [Indian] government to work together with us, the Maldivian people, to change the government of the Maldives,” the opposition leader said last night.


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Unsurprising developments: Malé and the atolls

With few being shocked by the recent disparities revealed in the UNDP’s Human Development Index report, what are the the prospects of regional development keeping pace with the capital?


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories