Cabinet decides to launch second investigation into the 2003 shooting in Maafushi jail.
The cabinet has approved a public referendum to decide a request by the Thinadhoo Island Council to revert the island’s name to “Havaru Thenadhoo”.
“The committee does have the authority to summon persons and inviting the former president to the committee is nothing to be concerned about,” said Z-DRP MP Ahmed Nihan.
“Of the 84 islands leased for resort development, only 10 have been completed while 74 have not,” says MP Mohamed Mujthaz, presenting the amendment bill to parliament today, which would offer new resorts a two-year “construction period” with suspended rent.
Small size of the Maldives “no impediment” to the country’s pursuit of an international human rights agenda, says Maldives Ambassador to the UN Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed.
MPs expressed concern regarding the unexplained deaths and disappearances of tourists in the past few weeks, during debate on a motion without notice today.
The Maldivian government has dropped control of private health clinic charges, but plans to monitor changes in price.
Indonesia’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism had no authority to withdraw Komodo from the New7Wonders competition, writes New7Wonders’ Head of Communications Eamonn Fitzgerald.
“Tripoli is slipping from the grasp of a tyrant,” said US President Barack Obama in a statement, following the rebel’s push into Tripoli.