The suggestion that Nasheed interfered in the judiciary holds true on the assumption that Abdulla Mohamed is a legitimate judge appointed through due process, writes former member of the judicial watchdog, Aishath Velezinee.
“Being totally technical, it seems to me that the set-up, the appointment of judges to the case has been set up in an arbitrary manner outside the parameters laid out in the laws,” Knaul said of the appointment of judges to Nasheed’s trial.
The defence argued that article 81 under which Ziyad was being charged meant that if a person was arrested and later released by court, this arrest would be deemed unlawful and all officers who took part could be prosecuted.
In a meeting held on Monday (February 25), Committee Chairperson MP Ahmed Nazim revealed that the committee intended to send a letter to Attorney General Aishath Azima Shakoor regarding the failure to recover the misappropriated funds.
Police have arrested one person in connection with the attack that left Raajje TV journalist Ibrahim Waheed ‘Aswad’ in a critical condition early on Saturday morning.
With former President Mohamed Nasheed out of the Indian High Commission, the Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court’s decision on whether to summon him will be watched with interest by some and with concern by others, writes N Sathiya Moorthy.
The National Drug Authority writes that the Minivan News article on February 20, ‘Experts lambast results of US$2 million National Drug Use Survey’, includes “misinformation, inaccuracies, and misinterpretations including a lot of factual errors.”
Gayoom, appointed president of the PPM earlier this year, stated that “there are people within PPM leadership who are capable of fulfilling the Maldives presidency”.
Private companies and international actors are leading renewable energy implementation in the Maldives while the government “prepares” for various solar power projects.