The Criminal Court rejected Naseer’s request to annul Article 8 (a) of the General Laws which prohibits speech contravening Islamic tenets. Naseer refused to proceed with trial unless the court issues a ruling on the matter in writing.
The presidential system of government is unstable and may result in more coup d’états, the opposition leader has said, noting that his own fall from power had set a clear precedent.
Home Minister Umar Naseer has returned to the Maldives from an official visit to the Netherlands, though police have made no move to arrest the minister as per a Criminal Court arrest warrant.
The ruling coalition with its 43 MPs secured a majority on the public accounts, government oversight, independent institutions, national security, and economic affairs committees.
While PPM deputy leader, Ahmed Adeeb, has said the JP must forge a new agreement for any future cooperation, JP representatives maintain that the initial agreement – dissolved last month – was never breached.
Home Minister Umar Naseer has appealed a Criminal Court arrest warrant ordering the police to present him at court on Tuesday, June 17, at 11:00am.
Responding to reports of an arrest warrant against Home Minister Umar Naseer, the Home Ministry has said Naseer is not a fugitive from justice. Both the Home Ministry and the Police have declined to confirm if the warrant has been issued.
“The ministry’s opinion will be shared with the public after consulting scholars. Insha Allah,” tweeted Islamic Minister Dr Shaheem.
In order to provide the expertise needed for effective waste management at the island level, Bluepeace have produced a ‘Waste Management Handbook’, although more action on the national level is also needed, states the NGO.