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Maldives divided by “Islamic” and “anti-Islamic”: former President Gayoom thumbnail

Maldives divided by “Islamic” and “anti-Islamic”: former President Gayoom

“This is the two options left at our table. We need to choose from one of these ideologies. We are, by the will Allah, those who uphold the nation and Islam. PPM represents the aspirations of a nationalistic Islamic state,” claimed former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.


‘National Movement’ launches protest against Nasheed “for being against Islam” thumbnail

‘National Movement’ launches protest against Nasheed “for being against Islam”

“We Maldivians are waking up to this now. We can no longer believe the things they say in the name of being religious scholars,” Nasheed meanwhile told a rally on Friday.


Summary: Testimony of former police chief superintendent to Government Oversight Committee thumbnail

Summary: Testimony of former police chief superintendent to Government Oversight Committee

“I believe that I definitely would not have been able to return alive and safely to my family if President Nasheed did not resign. I was under arrest and in their custody at the time. Therefore, I believe that President Nasheed resigned under duress to save me and others in my situation as well as to save the lives of everyone else who could have been hurt,” former Chief Superintendent Mohamed Jinah told the Government Oversight Committee.


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Committee rejects secret voting for parliamentary no confidence motions

General Purpose Committee Chair MP Abdulla Abdul Raheem said today’s decision to reject holding secret ballets in parliament meant that existing regulations outlining procedures for no confidence votes approved back in March 2010 would remain in place.


“Posing as scholars, they sold out Islam to bring about a coup d’etat”: former President thumbnail

“Posing as scholars, they sold out Islam to bring about a coup d’etat”: former President

“Wearing the hats of sheikhs and religious scholars, they have committed a huge sin, an act which is absolutely haram. Today, this country has a haram government,” former President Nasheed has stated.


High Court appeal of 15 year-old rape victim’s sentence begins thumbnail

High Court appeal of 15 year-old rape victim’s sentence begins

The state attorney claimed the 15 year-old’s testimony was taken in violation of constitution and the charges against her were filed in violation of criminal procedure.


JSC asks High Court to expedite case concerning legitimacy of bench in Nasheed trial thumbnail

JSC asks High Court to expedite case concerning legitimacy of bench in Nasheed trial

The MDP condemned the decision and alleged that the state’s judicial watch-dog was acting beyond its constitutional mandate.


Umar Naseer contests dismissal from PPM in Civil Court thumbnail

Umar Naseer contests dismissal from PPM in Civil Court

Umar Naseer has submitted a case to the Civil Court seeking a ruling that he was dismissed from the party against the party’s regulations.


Adhaalath Party accuses Nasheed of misleading Danish audience on extremism in the Maldives thumbnail

Adhaalath Party accuses Nasheed of misleading Danish audience on extremism in the Maldives

During his address, Nasheed stated the Maldivian population had largely rejected Islamic extremism, and, in a veiled reference to the Adhaalath Party, noted that “the Islamists were never a credible electoral threat.”


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