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  • Man found dead in Haa Alif Ihavandhoo
  • High Court orders JSC to stop headhunt for High Court Judge
  • Malé City Council holds first public consultation
Immigration detains 58 migrant workers in Laamu Gan thumbnail

Immigration detains 58 migrant workers in Laamu Gan

“This operation will continue, that was the number of people we could transport yesterday. As soon as we get seats from a boat traveling to Malé, more people will be taken in,” said Laamu Gan Council President Ahmed Salah.


Kulhudhuffushi protests over “comatose” regional health service thumbnail

Kulhudhuffushi protests over “comatose” regional health service

Protesters called for Health Minister Dr Mariyam Shakeela’s resignation outside the Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital, claiming services have deteriorated to “conditions never seen before in recent history.”


Political parties remain deadlocked over majlis committee composition thumbnail

Political parties remain deadlocked over majlis committee composition

A select committee meeting was called off after MDA MP walked out causing loss of quorum. Opposition MDP and JP have called on the ruling coalition to allow them a majority in key oversight committees.


Maldives off US State Department trafficking watchlist thumbnail

Maldives off US State Department trafficking watchlist

After four years on the list, the Maldives has avoided relegation to the bottom rung of the benchmark rankings after introducing anti-trafficking legislation last year. The report, however, notes that the country has yet to comply with minimum standards.


MDP to sue former President Waheed for defamation, damages over GMR airport deal cancellation thumbnail

MDP to sue former President Waheed for defamation, damages over GMR airport deal cancellation

“Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik and his coup partners had spread falsehoods concerning the GMR agreement, fostered hostility and antagonism towards the MDP among the public, and attempted to defame this party,” suggested the main opposition party.


Gasim’s remarks vindicate MDP’s stance on “coup”: MP Imthiyaz thumbnail

Gasim’s remarks vindicate MDP’s stance on “coup”: MP Imthiyaz

“If the judiciary, the military and the police were to decide who should hold the office of the president then it gives a horrifying message. And in fact it happened as they demanded, thus people’s power was violated,” said the MDP MP.


Government will honor arbitration verdict, says attorney general thumbnail

Government will honor arbitration verdict, says attorney general

Attorney General Mohamed Anil called the GMR arbitration tribunal decision a victory for the government, claiming compensation will not amount to GMR’s initial claim of US$ 1.4 billion.


GMR wins arbitration case, tribunal deems airport deal was “valid and binding” thumbnail

GMR wins arbitration case, tribunal deems airport deal was “valid and binding”

“It has always been our firm belief that the cancellation of our concession agreement amounted to wrongful repudiation by the Government of Maldives and the Tribunal has upheld this standard,” said GMR Company Secretary C.P. Sounderarajan.


Foreign minister calls for Muslim self-assesment over negative image of Islam thumbnail

Foreign minister calls for Muslim self-assesment over negative image of Islam

“Let us recommit ourselves to work together to overcome our challenges. United and strong we can once again become the standard bearers of tolerance and innovation,” Dunya told fellow ministers at the OIC.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories