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President wanted “credit” for Maamigili Airport lease extension: former transport minister thumbnail

President wanted “credit” for Maamigili Airport lease extension: former transport minister

Last week, President Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik inaugurated Maamigili Airport despite dismissing Shamheed in November last year for extending the airport’s lease to the Chairman of Villa Group Gasim Ibrahim for 99-years.


“JSC politicised, trying to eliminate Nasheed and MDP from elections”: JSC Member Shuaib thumbnail

“JSC politicised, trying to eliminate Nasheed and MDP from elections”: JSC Member Shuaib

Sheikh Rahman alleged that Chair of the Commission, Supreme Court Judge Adam Mohamed, had abused his post and powers as the chair to try and eliminate Nasheed from contesting the elections, and alleged that Adam Mohamed had “used the commission as a political tool”.


Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court refuses to delay Nasheed’s trial until elections, despite no objection from PG thumbnail

Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court refuses to delay Nasheed’s trial until elections, despite no objection from PG

The judges dismissed the request to delay the trial until the end of the elections, but agreed to withhold it for four weeks, stating that the panel of judges by majority “had decided to proceed with the trial”.


Outrage, dancing and ugly confrontations follow Maldives ex-leader’s arrest thumbnail

Outrage, dancing and ugly confrontations follow Maldives ex-leader’s arrest

In the battle for international media attention, an image speaks a thousands words – so long as it is the right image, writes Neil Merrett, of covering the protests in the aftermath of Nasheed’s arrest.


India “monitoring”, UK “puzzled”, Canada “deeply concerned” by Nasheed arrest thumbnail

India “monitoring”, UK “puzzled”, Canada “deeply concerned” by Nasheed arrest

Amnesty International meanwhile slammed the arrest of Nasheed as “selective justice”, noting that former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom “has never been investigated or held to account for alleged abuses committed during his rule.”


Comment: Political scene hots up again thumbnail

Comment: Political scene hots up again

Politics in the Maldives have revved up again barely a week after Nasheed’s exit from the Indian High Commission, writes N SathiyaMoorthy.


Police seek public assistance to identify four protesters thumbnail

Police seek public assistance to identify four protesters

Police also said that, if required, protection will be given to anyone who shared information with the police.


Eleven parties face dissolution after parliament overrules president on political parties bill thumbnail

Eleven parties face dissolution after parliament overrules president on political parties bill

Only five of the 16 political parties in the Maldives have the required membership of 10,000 to survive the passage of today’s bill, with parties including President Mohamed Waheed’s GIP and Home Minister Mohamed Jameel’s DQP now facing dissolution in three months.


Tension surges in Male’ as police arrest former President Mohamed Nasheed thumbnail

Tension surges in Male’ as police arrest former President Mohamed Nasheed

Former President Mohamed Nasheed has been arrested by police ahead of his trial hearing at Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court, scheduled for 4:00pm tomorrow (March 6).


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