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  • 3G services must be available to all islands next year, says CAM
  • Government transfers paralysed Indian woman to Guraidhoo Special Needs Home
Parliament committee to probe Sheikh Ilyas Hussain’s “false preaching” over draft penal code thumbnail

Parliament committee to probe Sheikh Ilyas Hussain’s “false preaching” over draft penal code

Parliament committee rejects Fiqh Academy’s recommendations for new penal code, including death penalty for murder, stoning for fornication, and amputation for theft.


Attorney General files case requesting Supreme Court prevent dissolution of smaller political parties thumbnail

Attorney General files case requesting Supreme Court prevent dissolution of smaller political parties

The Attorney General has filed a case at the Supreme Court requesting it declare that existing smaller political parties would not be dissolved following the ratification of the new Political Parties Act.


Lack of international cooperation could force MDP to militancy: MP Ali Waheed thumbnail

Lack of international cooperation could force MDP to militancy: MP Ali Waheed

Following high-level visits by the Commonwealth and United States Embassy this week, the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has claimed they will resort to militancy if the international community does not do more to help restore democracy in the Maldives.


DRP, MDP oppose amendments to “take power” from local councils thumbnail

DRP, MDP oppose amendments to “take power” from local councils

Parliament today rejected an amendment to the Decentralisation Act that proposed a number of changes, including dissolving councils which rejected the legitimacy of any serving government.


Tourism Ministry to use commercials and street performances to attract Chinese tourists thumbnail

Tourism Ministry to use commercials and street performances to attract Chinese tourists

The announcement follows a succession of international campaigns that threaten to damage the reputation of the Maldives’ tourism industry, both in China and traditional European markets.


Supreme Court Judge asked me to file case against Nasheed, alleges sacked Human Rights Minister thumbnail

Supreme Court Judge asked me to file case against Nasheed, alleges sacked Human Rights Minister

Dhiyana Saeed claimed the Supreme Court Judge had personally instructed her on what cases she should file against the former President Mohamed Nasheed, after inviting her to his house.


Comment: It’s the judiciary, stupid thumbnail

Comment: It’s the judiciary, stupid

The government’s reaction to all recommendations for judicial reform has been to either ramp up nationalistic rhetoric and play the sovereignty card, or wilfully ignore expert advice, or both, writes Dr Azra Naseem.


“When cats are elected they will fight”: Maldives’ plight caused by citizens electing self-interested MPs, says Ibra thumbnail

“When cats are elected they will fight”: Maldives’ plight caused by citizens electing self-interested MPs, says Ibra

Responsibility for MPs’ prioritising their self-interests above Maldivian citizens’ well-being should be placed with the Maldivian people who elected these “shadowy figures,” said the former chairman of the constitutional drafting committee.


The culture of flogging in the Maldives: a systematic abuse of human rights thumbnail

The culture of flogging in the Maldives: a systematic abuse of human rights

Young women, court officials, religious experts and the son of a woman who was flogged speak to Minivan News about the controversial punishment, now under scrutiny following the sentencing of a 15 year-old rape victim to 100 lashes for a separate offence of fornication.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories