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Politics

News in Brief

  • PPM MP Ibrahim Riza elected to represent Majlis on JSC
  • Majlis accepts two government-sponsored bills for further review
  • Parliament endorses nominees for four diplomatic posts
UK Foreign Office to “pressure” Maldives over tackling police abuse allegations: The Guardian thumbnail

UK Foreign Office to “pressure” Maldives over tackling police abuse allegations: The Guardian

UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Alistair Burt is expected to “pressure” the Maldives government to tackle alleged abuses conducted by police during a visit to the country next month, UK media has reported.


Parliament to vote on whether to halt Nexbis border control project thumbnail

Parliament to vote on whether to halt Nexbis border control project

Majlis Finance Committee member Ahmed Hamza has claimed parliament will halt the border control system (BCS) project as “most members” believed the contract was not financially beneficial to the country.


Parliamentary reaction mixed as Majlis committee cuts MVR2.4billion from state budget thumbnail

Parliamentary reaction mixed as Majlis committee cuts MVR2.4billion from state budget

Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) MP Abdullah Mausoom has raised concerns that the “drastic” nature of the proposed budget reductions would impact funds being distributed “fairly and equally” amongst the public as well as being detrimental to the state.


Senior UK politicians to be quizzed over Scottish Police College’s training of Maldives officers thumbnail

Senior UK politicians to be quizzed over Scottish Police College’s training of Maldives officers

Following an investigation carried out by UK-based newspaper The Guardian, politicians at Westminster and the Scottish Parliament of Holyrood are to press government ministers on the Scottish Police College at Fife’s role in training Maldivian officers.


Parliament passes bill on state wage policy to create Pay Commission thumbnail

Parliament passes bill on state wage policy to create Pay Commission

If ratified, a five-member National Pay Commission will be instituted to determine salaries and allowances for workers in the public sector.


Government considering seeking compensation from GMR: Attorney General Azima Shukoor thumbnail

Government considering seeking compensation from GMR: Attorney General Azima Shukoor

Attorney General (AG) Azima Shukoor has said the Maldives government could itself opt to seek compensation from infrastructure group GMR after voiding the India-based company’s concession agreement to develop Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (INIA).


Police ask PG to press charges against motorists involved in Gasim’s death: no mention of police involvement thumbnail

Police ask PG to press charges against motorists involved in Gasim’s death: no mention of police involvement

The police statement makes no mention of the police officer who was shown in leaked CCTV footage of the incident to have struck the fleeing suspects with his baton, causing them to collide with Gasim.


ACC to investigate alleged violations of public finance law by Prosecutor General’s Office thumbnail

ACC to investigate alleged violations of public finance law by Prosecutor General’s Office

The 2010 audit report of the Prosecutor General’s Office found that a total of MVR 145,596 (US$9,706) was spent in violation of the Public Finance Act.


State Finance Minister warns National Movement will “break up” parliament thumbnail

State Finance Minister warns National Movement will “break up” parliament

“Unless Shahid immediately ceases his efforts to violate the constitution while holding the post of Speaker of Parliament, the National Movement will ensure that this comes to a stop,” local media reported Riza as saying.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories