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  • Applications for prosecutor general re-opened
  • MBC warns DhiTV for airing ‘ADK’ Nashid’s picture upside down
  • Government to provide electricity to all islands before Ramadan
Commonwealth observers recommend Majlis examine “consistency and workability” of Supreme Court guidelines thumbnail

Commonwealth observers recommend Majlis examine “consistency and workability” of Supreme Court guidelines

The guidelines “appeared to undermine the authority of the Election Commission, were inconsistent with or contrary to electoral law, and were at odds with the Constitution,” the Observer Group said in its final report on 2013 presidential election.


Former Finance Minister, MACL Chairman facing corruption charges thumbnail

Former Finance Minister, MACL Chairman facing corruption charges

The senior officials of the MDP government are accused of incurring financial losses to the state by amending the airport development contract with the GMR-MAHB consortium to reduce the concession fee on jet fuel sales from 15 to one percent, resulting in a shortfall of MVR53.8 million (US$3.5 million).


Q&A: MP Ahmed Easa – Kendhikulhudhoo constituency thumbnail

Q&A: MP Ahmed Easa – Kendhikulhudhoo constituency

“Letting a vote in favour of Tourism Minister Ahmed Adeeb slip through my hands in the recent parliament vote to endorse Yameen’s cabinet. That is the biggest mistake of my political career, what I politically suffered for most. I want to sincerely apologize to all MDP members,” said Easa .


“Time tested” Indo-Maldivian ties to be celebrated during ‘Dosti- Ekuverikan’ week thumbnail

“Time tested” Indo-Maldivian ties to be celebrated during ‘Dosti- Ekuverikan’ week

One week of cultural and healthcare exchanges will celebrate the “robust” bilateral ties between the Maldives and its northern neighbour, the Indian High Commissioner has said.


Council elections to continue as scheduled even without candidate signatures thumbnail

Council elections to continue as scheduled even without candidate signatures

With less than a fifth of ballot boxes having received all the prescribed signatures, the Elections Commission has described the task of signing all lists as “impossible”, deciding to go ahead with Saturday’s polls regardless.


Nasheed warns of PPM, Supreme Court collusion to subvert elections thumbnail

Nasheed warns of PPM, Supreme Court collusion to subvert elections

Nasheed has accused the ruling coalition of bribing the Supreme Court, and of tampering with the DNR voter registry to include 12,000 non-existent voters.


Q&A: MP Mohamed ‘Shippe’ Shifaz – Baarah constituency thumbnail

Q&A: MP Mohamed ‘Shippe’ Shifaz – Baarah constituency

“I think the achievement is we are establishing a new system – our democracy is very young, and also our parliament is very young, MPs also young,” said Shifaz. “I believe the achievement is to change from dictatorship to democracy.”


President Yameen vetoes sexual offences bill thumbnail

President Yameen vetoes sexual offences bill

“The bill containing some provisions that are contrary to Islamic shariah and Islamic principles was among the reasons considered for returning the bill,” the President’s Office said.


Former defence chief and two MPs among high-profile switches to pro-government parties thumbnail

Former defence chief and two MPs among high-profile switches to pro-government parties

Major General (Retired) Moosa Ali Jaleel, as well as independent MP Mohamed ‘Kutti’ Nasheed have signed for the PPM, while MDP MP Ahmed Rasheed has joined the government-aligned JP.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories