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  • Housing Ministry opens bid for Malé roads improvement project
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  • Amendments to banking law sent to committee
Parliament notifies Gasim of case to remove him from JSC thumbnail

Parliament notifies Gasim of case to remove him from JSC

Parliament has sent a notice to Majlis-appointed member to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), Gasim Ibrahim, regarding a case to remove him from his post.


Maldives failed “at every level” to protect minor charged with fornication from years of abuse thumbnail

Maldives failed “at every level” to protect minor charged with fornication from years of abuse

Council heads and senior civil society figures have slammed the judiciary, state authorities and welfare groups over their systemic failure to protect a 15 year-old girl convicted of fornication and sentenced to flogging, despite her history of alleged sexual abuse dating back to 2009.


Translation: CoNI testimony of Deputy Police Commissioner Hussein Waheed thumbnail

Translation: CoNI testimony of Deputy Police Commissioner Hussein Waheed

The current Deputy Commissioner of Police Hussein Waheed gave testimony to the Commission of National Inquiry (CoNI) concerning the events 7 February 2012. At the time, he was an Assistant Commissioner of Police.


MP Colonel Nasheed defects to DRP, claiming MDP “undisciplined” thumbnail

MP Colonel Nasheed defects to DRP, claiming MDP “undisciplined”

MP Nasheed’s defection comes the day following his defeat in the MDP’s parliamentary group elections, in which he contested for the position of one of the two deputy leaders but scored only five votes.


Sacked Human Rights Minister files case in court to declare Waheed government illegitimate thumbnail

Sacked Human Rights Minister files case in court to declare Waheed government illegitimate

A legal team led by sacked Human Rights Minister Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed has filed a case at the High Court, requesting it rule that former President Mohamed Nasheed’s resignation was obtained under duress and the transfer of power on February 7, 2012 was illegitimate.


Sun article alleging Indian deportation of Maldivian nationals “mischievous” misinformation: High Commissioner Mulay thumbnail

Sun article alleging Indian deportation of Maldivian nationals “mischievous” misinformation: High Commissioner Mulay

“There is no clamp down, except on those who flagrantly violate visa conditions. For example, people running guest houses on dependent visas,” said an official from the Indian High Commission.


Adhaalath Party President vows to dissolve parliament, force MPs to resign thumbnail

Adhaalath Party President vows to dissolve parliament, force MPs to resign

The Adhaalath Party has threatened to dissolve parliament for “not functioning constitutionally”, by pressuring members to resign “just as former President Nasheed was” in February 2012.


Sri Lankan govt distances itself from minister’s “deportation” comments thumbnail

Sri Lankan govt distances itself from minister’s “deportation” comments

The government of Sri Lanka has distanced itself from the comments of a Sri Lankan minister who called for the deportation of Maldivian asylum seekers.


JSC again summoned to Parliament’s Oversight Committee thumbnail

JSC again summoned to Parliament’s Oversight Committee

The JSC has previously informed Speaker of Parliament Abdulla Shahid that the commission would not be held answerable to the committee.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories