The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has flagged corrupt practices and a poor working environment in the compliance audit report of the Department of Penitentiary and Rehabilitation Services (DPRS) released last week.
The winner of the ruling Maldivian Democratic Party’s (MDP) primary for a Fuvahmulah Atoll council seat, Shaffaf Naseer, has lost the party ticket after failing to submit an ID card original before the 3:00pm deadline yesterday.
Unless the MDP can secure 51 percent of the vote in the first round of the 2013 election, “current trends” indicate a replay of 2008 and victory for the largest opposition party in a run-off election, predicts DRP Deputy Leader.
A group of islanders in Haa Dhaal Kulhudhufushi gathered outside the island council office this morning to protest plans to sell plots of land from the reclaimed area of the island.
Party figurehead former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom was elected acting leader while his half-brother MP Abdulla Yameen was elected parliamentary group leader.
In this week’s radio address, President Nasheed offered a briefing of the recently-concluded official visit to France.
“Environmentalism doesn’t stop at national borders. It’s a transnational, regional, global question,” said Konrad Adenaur Stiftung’s Director of the Regional SAARC Program, Tomislav Delinic. Although the Maldives are not represented at international think-tank group COSATT, the team is hopeful that the country will take the lead in reminding this year’s SAARC participants of last year’s resolutions on energy and the environment.
Deputy Speaker of Parliament MP Ahmed Nazim submitted six witnesses in his defence Thursday at the ongoing corruption trial at the Criminal Court.
“We can’t let seven idiots hijack the justice system of the entire country,” says Ibrahim ‘Ibra’ Ismail, after Supreme Court orders Civil Court to hand over a defamation case against itself.