The Supreme Court commenced direct examination and cross examination of witnesses during last Sunday’s hearings, while the Jumhooree Party requested to submit a leaked police intelligence report as evidence.
Maldives’ Elections Commission Chairperson Fuwad Thowfeek discusses the Jumhooree coalition’s refusal to accept their first-round defeat and the subsequent vote rigging allegations which have triggered a barrage of judicial, political and media actions against the commission.
The MDP resolution adopted by parliament today amid chaos in the chamber states that the second round run-off scheduled for September 28 should “not be delayed for any reason”.
Another hearing in the case began today (Monday September 23) at 11:00am and was ongoing at time of press.
Attorney General (AG) Azima Shukoor’s intervention in a Supreme Court case against the Elections Commission (EC) is constitutional, despite questions over the “moral grounds” for her involvement, a senior legal expert has said.
The presidential election on September 7 was “free and fair” and conducted “impartially” in a peaceful environment while the Elections Commission (EC) was logistically well-prepared, the Human Rights Commission of Maldives (HRCM) has concluded in its report on the first round of the polls.
MBC cancels run-off debate between presidential candidates, after MDP accuses state broadcaster of giving just a few days’ notice.
At a press conference in August 2009, Chief Inspector Ismail Atheef said police had uncovered evidence that implicated Nazim in fraudulent transactions worth over US$260,000 (MVR 3,446,950).
An extraordinary meeting of the People’s Majlis was cancelled today after Speaker Abdulla Shahid’s microphone was vandalised during a Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM) and Jumhooree Party (JP)-led effort to disrupt parliamentary proceedings.