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  • Police Commissioner to participate in INTERPA conference
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MDP wants parliamentary majority to oust government, says President Yameen thumbnail

MDP wants parliamentary majority to oust government, says President Yameen

The president has also called on the Maldivian public to grant the ruling coalition a majority to fulfill its campaign pledges as well as launching a damning attack on the current parliament, suggesting the public had lost faith in the institution.


Saudi prince’s Maldives visit makes global headlines thumbnail

Saudi prince’s Maldives visit makes global headlines

While the world’s media has focused on the Prince Salman’s alleged reservation of three entire resorts, Saudi papers have revealed that the visit will include discussions on investments in tourism, transport, energy, and Islamic affairs, as well as a US$300million soft loan facility.


MDP will not obstruct government through parliament, says Nasheed thumbnail

MDP will not obstruct government through parliament, says Nasheed

“Our philosophy is not obstruction. We do not wish to stop undertakings of President [Abdulla] Yameen’s government. We wish for it go ahead on the right path,” former President Nasheed said last night.


High Court orders revote for Kon’dey island council thumbnail

High Court orders revote for Kon’dey island council

An 84-year-old man from Kon’dey was found to have cast his vote in the wrong ballot box whilst the margin between the sixth and fifth placed candidates was a single vote.


Reduced petrol imports discussed as Indian minister concludes visit thumbnail

Reduced petrol imports discussed as Indian minister concludes visit

During his Maldives visit, Indian Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid also pledged US$10 million for the renovation of IGMH. The Maldivian government expressed gratitude for the resumption of construction material imports and the easing of visa restrictions.


Week in review: February 16 – 21 thumbnail

Week in review: February 16 – 21

The judiciary continued to make headlines this week as the Supreme Court continued its case against the Elections Commission. Claims of bribery from a civil court judge prompted multiple investigations, while the Criminal Court finally began accepting new cases from the PG’s Office.


Majlis removes MP Hamza from judicial watchdog thumbnail

Majlis removes MP Hamza from judicial watchdog

Speaker of the Majlis Adbulla Shahid has said that Hamza was no longer on the commission as Article 10 of the JSC Act states a member will lose their seats if they stand for a political position elected under the constitution or a law. Hamza is set to stand for re-election for his


Trade and commerce “magic wand” for achieving SAARC’s goals: President Yameen thumbnail

Trade and commerce “magic wand” for achieving SAARC’s goals: President Yameen

“Commerce unlocks the doors to each other’s countries, and cultivates closer ties of mutual understanding. Business transactions foster good neighbourly relations through the sharing of goods and values,” Yameen said at the inauguration of the 35th session of the SAARC council of ministers. “Indeed, trade is the master key to turn poverty into prosperity”.


EC receives complaints of damage to campaign banners and posters thumbnail

EC receives complaints of damage to campaign banners and posters

EC President Fuwad Thowfeek has urged people not to infringe upon candidates’ electoral rights after receiving numerous complaints of vandalism to campaign material in the run-up to next month’s Majlis elections.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories