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Military consolidation expected to dominate Defence Minister Nazim’s India visit thumbnail

Military consolidation expected to dominate Defence Minister Nazim’s India visit

Defence chief Nazim is reported to be the first senior government minister to visit India since the country became embroiled in the Maldives’ domestic politics earlier this year after several months of increased tensions between the two nations.


Deputy Speaker Nazim “mastermind” of scam to defraud atolls ministry: state prosecutors thumbnail

Deputy Speaker Nazim “mastermind” of scam to defraud atolls ministry: state prosecutors

The state prosecutors argued that Deputy Speaker Ahmed Nazim had been the “mastermind” behind the case and had “fully benefited by the illicit deal”.


Raajje TV wins court battle against President’s Office over discriminatory treatment thumbnail

Raajje TV wins court battle against President’s Office over discriminatory treatment

“Today, the court has guaranteed that no one can meddle with the rights vested in the constitution and that no one can discriminate the media,” says Chairman of Raajje TV Akram Kamaaluddeen


Former Police Commissioner Adam Zahir faces corruption charges thumbnail

Former Police Commissioner Adam Zahir faces corruption charges

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has asked the Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) to press corruption charges against former Commissioner of Police Adam Zahir over the alleged embezzlement of MVR65,817 (US$4,268) from the police budget.


Services halted, Maldivians deprived of progress following “coup”: Nasheed alleges thumbnail

Services halted, Maldivians deprived of progress following “coup”: Nasheed alleges

“President Waheed has neglected the most prosperous one and a half years of this nation,” former President Mohamed Nasheed has alleged. Meanwhile, his successor continues a tour of state development projects across North Maalhosmadulu Atoll.


Female participants in Maldives tourism training declining: Four Seasons Hotels thumbnail

Female participants in Maldives tourism training declining: Four Seasons Hotels

The Four Seasons Hotels group has encouraged the Maldives government to promote technical and vocational training “much more aggressively”, while also expressing concern at declining female participation over the last decade in its apprenticeship program.


Speaker Shahid’s switch to MDP now a “foregone conclusion”: PPM MP Nihan thumbnail

Speaker Shahid’s switch to MDP now a “foregone conclusion”: PPM MP Nihan

PPM MP Ahmed Nihan has said he is not surprised about recent speculation linking Speaker Shahid with a switch to the opposition MDP – claiming his fellow PPM MPs had suspected his “alignment” with the party for at least the last twelve months.


Former President Gayoom urges public to join PPM to protect democracy, Islam thumbnail

Former President Gayoom urges public to join PPM to protect democracy, Islam

“What I want to say is, if any of you want a perfect democracy, if any of you want Islam be sustained in the Maldives, if any of you want the Maldivian sovereignty to be protected, I would like to ask that person to quickly join PPM,” former President Gayoom was quoted as saying in local media.


JSC contests High Court jurisdiction to rule on legitimacy of Hulhumale’ court bench thumbnail

JSC contests High Court jurisdiction to rule on legitimacy of Hulhumale’ court bench

“It is strange that the JSC’s legal counsel contested jurisdiction of the High Court to hear the case on the grounds that they had sought the advice of the Supreme Court in determining the bench,” Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) MP Mariya Ahmed Didi, spokeswoman of the former president said after the hearing.


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