“I think it is all becoming very clear now. MDP’s competitor Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) prospective presidential candidate Abdulla Yameen’s close friend and Deputy Speaker of Parliament Abdulla Nazim’s former lawyer Ahmed Saleem is in the JSC as Waheed’s appointee. He is working from inside there to eliminate the candidacy of Mohamed Nasheed,” alleged MP Ali Waheed.
The Maldives’ former and current presidents have highlighted the importance of gender equality to national development on the occasion of International World Women’s Day on March 8.
Exclusive luxury resort Soneva Fushi is embroiled in an increasingly hostile dispute with Biosphere Expeditions, an international environmental conservation non-governmental organisation (NGO), over allegations of grant contract breaching and “green-washing”.
“There should be free and fair elections, with an inclusive process, with all people participating in the process of electing the new President. I sincerely hope that the government and people of Maldives will overcome this atmosphere of crisis and uncertainty,” said Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
The PPM MP and half brother of former President Gayoom, Abdulla Yameen, told the Commission of National Inquiry of his meeting with Indian High Commissioner D M Mulay as a police mutiny unfolded on February 7, 2012.
“From what I know, only three commission members attended the meeting where this decision was made. That doesn’t even meet the minimum required quorum to make a decision,” JSC Vice Chair Didi stated.
Deputy Solicitor General Ahmed Usham said enactment of the Political Parties Act meant political parties that do not have the required number of members would be dissolved without any transitional period.
A government spokesperson today declined to speculate on the reason for reappointing the role of acting gender minister, stating only that there was “not much time” and limited resources at the government’s disposal to “get its house in order”.
During the hearing on Wednesday, state prosecutors said they did not object to delaying the trial until the scheduled presidential elections are over.