Although the Finance Ministry today said that no timeline had been finalised for the sale owing to “legal process”, the President’s Office confirmed the state had planned to begin offering shares in MACL to the public over the next seven days.
The Foreign Ministry said the Maldives has co-sponsored 22 resolutions relating to civil and human rights at this year’s UN Human Rights Council, despite lingering concerns over “inadequate” child protection measures employed domestically by successive governments.
The HRCM has written to the Home Ministry urging it to refrain from “unlawful sanctions” that would prevent such groups from their protecting human rights. The commission has also met with the police service after allegations of the misuse of strip searches following recent political protests.
The MNDF said Sergeant First Class Ali Waheed had been suspended for inciting “upheaval and discord” among the ranks of the military while Lance Corporal Sharhaab Rashid had been suspended for “disseminating confidential information to public without authorisation”.
Citing a diplomatic source present at the briefing, AFP reported the senior UN official as warning the 15-nation council that recent democratic gains were “under threat” and that there was “potential for trouble”.
If the United States was honestly interested in tackling the rapid radicalisation of the Maldivian society instead of its own counter-terrorism efforts in the region, it would have taken steps to understand the root causes and nature of extremism in the Maldives, writes Dr Azra Naseem.
As the Finance Ministry is requested to present parliament with the proposed 2014 state budget by October 30, the government has said it has offset the need for a supplementary finance plan for the current year through a continued reliance on short-term T-bills.
Customs workers are aggrieved about senior staff engaging in discriminatory, nepotistic practices, that have led to inequitable promotions, retirement packages, and training opportunities, multiple customs workers told Minivan News today.
Ground handling staff told Minivan News that Condor Flight DE 3327, Air India Flight AI 264, Hainan Airline Flight HU 7952, Singapore Airline Flight SQ 461, and British Airways Flight BA 2042 faced delays of 30-45 minutes in departure.