Chief Judge of the Criminal Court Abdulla Mohamed has taken over the MDA leader’s alcohol smuggling and possession case from presiding Judge Aziz following after reports that Shiyam had requested Aziz’s removal from the drawn-out proceedings.
Malé City Mayor Mohamed Shihab explains the mounting problems facing the council in its attempt to manage the millions of tonnes of waste produced in the densely populated capital every day.
A recording understood to be authentic has captured Malé City Council’s Progressive Party of Maldives member Ahmed Mamnoon’s reaction to news that authorities were investigating his alleged use of offensive language to address the deputy mayor.
President Abdulla Yameen and the opposition MDP have criticised the JSC for its failure to complete investigations into disciplinary cases against judges though the commission maintains it is continuing to work on the cases.
Suggestions from the Dhivehi Academy that the law requires precedence be given to the local language have been attacked by drivers who question the timing and the practicality of further changes to new taxi regulations.
Maldives Development Alliance leader and MP Ahmed ‘Sun’ Shiyam’s criminal hearing in his alcohol smuggling and possession case was cancelled today for the third time in two months as the court was again unable to deliver the summons chit.
“God willing, before the end of the first two weeks of June, we will tender the bridge project. With that, additional studies needed for the project – that is the direction and extent of ocean currents – will be undertaken by the party awarded the tender,” President Yameen explained last night.
“I don’t want in any case for the People’s Majlis to appoint Maumoon Hameed to the post of Prosecutor General because he is my brother or a member of my family,” said President Yameen, who expressed pride that he had educated relatives who wished to serve the government.
“We have filed the Ali Hameed case. We do not have enough evidence to proceed further and it will only be opened again if we receive additional information,” a police media official told Minivan News today.