The upcoming Presidential Elections are headed to unfold a political context of crises of legitimation, uncertainty of democratic transition, existing polarisations and other challenges that have been aggravated by the controversial transfer of power on 7 February 2012,” Transparency Maldives has stated, in a detailed pre-election assessment of the September 7 presidential elections.
Didi’s defence lawyer argued that neither of the two statements given by the two officers had anything to do with the arrest of the judge and therefore, their statements did not carry any weight.
In January, President Waheed expressed concern about the rising number immigrants in the Maldives, claiming that the “foreign influence” threatens the country’s “Maldivianness “.
Local police on Nilandhoo island in Faafu Atoll assisted with the collection and release of hatchling sea turtles by putting them in a freshwater pond and feeding them biscuits and rice.
Speaking to Minivan News today, President’s Office Spokesperson Masood Imad confirmed that the attorney general had now appealed the court’s ruling, but said he was still waiting on the details from the AG’s Office.
A third vote to dismiss Judicial Service Commission member, Jumhoree Party presidential candidate Gasim Ibrahim, has been scheduled for April 9.
The dubious appointment of the Supreme Court bench in 2010 was not just a failure of the Judicial Service Commission, writes former JSC member. Aishath Velezinee. “The President, Parliament and the proposed bench for the Supreme Court were all violating the Constitution, all in the name of peace and national security.”
Parliament committee rejects Fiqh Academy’s recommendations for new penal code, including death penalty for murder, stoning for fornication, and amputation for theft.
The Attorney General has filed a case at the Supreme Court requesting it declare that existing smaller political parties would not be dissolved following the ratification of the new Political Parties Act.