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Politics

News in Brief

  • Hope for Women launch workshops for woman councilors and Island Women’s Development Committees.
  • MJA election indefinitely delayed
  • Malé-Hulhulé bridge will be opened in 2017, says tourism minister
Two men arrested playing football during President’s visit to Kan’ditheemu thumbnail

Two men arrested playing football during President’s visit to Kan’ditheemu

Two men were arrested while playing football on Kan’ditheemu island in Shaviyani Atoll during President Dr Waheed Hassan Manik’s visit on January 26, one of whom remains in police custody.


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Police cordon off MDP protest site ahead of rally

Police have cordoned off the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)’s protest site, ahead of a rally this evening led by former President Mohamed Nasheed.


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Government lacks plan to address “bad shape” of airport: dismissed transport minister

“The airport is in very bad shape right now and work is needed on the runway, all of which cannot be done without finance,” said former Transport Minister Dr Ahmed Shamheed, backing the Adhaalath Party’s criticism that nothing had happened since the eviction of GMR.


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Maldivian and Indian officials deny reported agreement to address “consular issues”

Amd rising diplomatic tensions with its neighbour, Maldivian nationals have found themselves queuing outside the Indian High Commission in Male’ to obtain medical and other visas for travel to India.


Status quo and culture of blame-shifting fueling income inequality: DRP, MDP thumbnail

Status quo and culture of blame-shifting fueling income inequality: DRP, MDP

“The political elite lead privileged lives and have no idea what is going on here,” said DRP Deputy Leader Ibrahim Shareef.


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Commonwealth-backed report a “whitewash”: former president

“The CNI report was a whitewash. It wilfully excluded testimony of police and army leaders – the very people best placed to ascertain whether the transfer of power was legal or not,” former President Mohamed Nasheed has claimed of the Commonwealth-backed findings.


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Comment: In defence of Scottish Police training the Maldives’ police service

The Guardian’s article on police brutality in the Maldives “ludicrously” infers that Scottish police trainers “somehow influenced them to behave in that way”, writes retired Scottish Police Superintendent John Robertson.


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Adhaalath Party denies supporters physically attacked by MDP

Adhaalath Party representative Hussain Wafeer told Minivan News today that while suspected MDP supporters did not physically attack its members during a visit to Thulhaadhoo, sand was thrown by members of a crowd.


Queues return to Indian High Commission as Maldivians seek Indian visas thumbnail

Queues return to Indian High Commission as Maldivians seek Indian visas

An official from within the Indian High Commission has denied reports of overnight queuing, adding: “Some people had come in the morning a little early so there may have been a slight queue then, but was no overnight queuing. If a problem does arise we will find a solution.”


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories