EC VP Fayaz said the legal team would need to review the definition of what an ‘Ingilaab’ (revolution) is, and what the constitution and accompanying laws stated on the matter before deciding whether or not action needed to be taken against MDP.
Defence Minister Mohamed Nazim has met with two Chinese companies interested in launching and operating a satellite designated for the Maldives, former Minister of Transport and Communication Dr Ahmed Shamheed has claimed.
“I am sure once our side of the story is heard by the Majlis, the concerns and charges raised in the motion will become clearer and will be seen as baseless,” Home Minister Dr Mohamed Jameel Ahmed has said ahead of a no-confidence vote against him.
“We have not really increased our salaries. We are just streamlining decisions on the matter which have been previously made in parliament. We will not be taking a penny more than now,” MP Abdul Raheem has said of the proposed amendments.
STELCO Media Co-ordinator Abdulla Nazir said that MCC had a “long history” of outstanding payments, and that the outstanding figure of MVR 3.9 million is only part of the overall debt owed to the company. The council has in turn blamed the Finance Ministry for the failed payments.
“It was a simple system dependent decision by the duty officer at that time. We have apologised to [Nasheed] and all who were affected and even have a letter sent to him assuring that he can leave during the specified period,” Controller of Immigration Dr Mohamed Ali said today.
Finance Minister Abdullah Jihad has said the government cannot accommodate MVR2.4billion (US$156 million) worth of cuts to the proposed state budget as recommended this week by a parliamentary committee review.
Attorney General Aishath Azima Shukoor has said that the loan guarantee given to GMR by the Maldivian State allowed the company to obtain loans without limitation.
“I can confirm you that no order was sent from either President Waheed or any governmental authority. We are now an independent television station as under the Maldives Broadcasting Corporation Act,” TVM Chief Operating Officer Mohamed ‘Mondhu’ Asif has said.