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MDP suggests extremist ideologies prevalent within the security services

The party suggested that most Maldivians travelling abroad for jihad were members of the security services, calling upon the authorities to investigate


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Majority of criminal trials cancelled for third day

Majority of criminal trials have been cancelled for the third day over legal issues caused by an ongoing leadership vacuum at the independent Prosecutor General’s Office, Minivan News has learned.


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Judicial watchdog considers probe into Drug Court Judge’s blog

The JSC is considering an investigation into a blog post by Judge Mahaz Ali, in which he disagreed with the government’s stand on a leadership vacuum at the Prosecutor General’s Office.


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Experts in the dark on effects of Meedhoo reef crack

The long-term effects of a crack in Dhaalu Atoll Meedhoo Island are unknown due to a lack of studies on impacts of industrial action caused cracks in other parts of the country, experts say.


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State wage bill sent back to Majlis for the third time

President Abdulla Yameen retains concerns over the inclusion of some public companies in the bill, as sharing the doubts of his predecessor over the parliamentary authority over setting the wages in state institutions.


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PPM MP sentenced to four years in exile for embezzlement

The Criminal Court found the Ungoofaaru constituency MP guilty of embezzling MVR36,818 (US$2,388) from the Ungoofaru Island Council Office.


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Youth leaders critical as government assures youth issues are being addressed

Youth leaders from both sides of the political spectrum have criticised the government’s policy after the youth minister told regional representatives the government had “hit the ground running” on youth issues.


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Democracy survey reveals crisis of confidence in democratic institutions

Transparency Maldives’ survey on attitudes towards democracy showed that 62 percent of 1000 randomly selected individuals said they have no confidence in parliament, while 58 percent said they have no confidence in political parties.


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State prosecutors end work stoppage

State prosecutors resumed work today on the Supreme Court’s orders, but the courts were forced to cancel a majority of hearings with prosecutors lacking documents authorising them to represent the state.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories