“Some journalists are not doing their work professionally in the Maldives. The biggest problem is that they do not have much education or training [in journalism] and because of that they write anything”: Maldives Broadcast Commission Vice President Mohamed Shahyb.
“The police have mutinied. They are not following my orders. I don’t have a force to control them. I cannot do anything until you have them isolated. I have only the Blues, who can’t control them. I am helpless”: former Police Commissioner Ahmed Faseeh, in a leaked statement to the Commission of National Inquiry (CoNI).
After 11 consecutive days inside the High Commission, Nasheed emerged and was greeted by approximately 600 Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) supporters at a press conference.
Police confirmed that two reporters working for state broadcaster Television Maldives (TWM) were also hospitalised after they were hit by with projectiles containing some kind of irritant.
It seems never to occur to people that the writer could be his own person; could have his own integrity; that his words could stem from his own thoughts, writes former Minivan News journalist Daniel Bosley.
Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) Chief Executive Officer Mahdi Imad has been removed from his post by the government, before being appointed as Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications a few hours later.
“We did not get the kind of people we wanted, the kind of people we would have been proud of,” former Police Commissioner Ahmed Faseeh told the Commission of National Inquiry (CoNI), describing the origins of the Maldives’ Special Operations police force.
Speaking to Minivan News on Thursday, former Adhaalath Party chief Sheikh Hussain Rasheed confirmed he was summoned to the commission, stating that he had “given all the details and names of the people involved in the deal”.
The Housing Minister warned that if an incident occured due to the condition of the old building, it would be forced to take legal action against the university.