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  • Islamic Minister reportedly planning Islamic university in Maldives
  • University opens admission for over 200 courses
  • Former council president sentenced to 11 years’ exile
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Reethi Rah workers strike over alleged discrimination

The Tourism Employees Association of Maldives has confirmed that the majority of Maldivian staff at the One & Only Reethi Rah resort have gone on strike following the management’s failure to discuss allegations of unequal pay and benefits.


Comment: Islamic Scholarship and Maldivian Women – My swim against the tide thumbnail

Comment: Islamic Scholarship and Maldivian Women – My swim against the tide

“In the Maldives, Islamic scholarship – at least on the level of public discourse – is a field almost completely monopolised by men,” writes Aisha H. Rasheed. “Islam does not prevent women from studying Islamic sciences or from preaching Islam…One cannot help but wonder whom among these women is given the opportunity to be at the forefront of the Maldivian stage of the eternal strife to promote Islam.”


Q&A: MP Eva Abdulla – Galolhu Uthuru constituency thumbnail

Q&A: MP Eva Abdulla – Galolhu Uthuru constituency

Eva described the recently passed anti-torture bill as the legislation on which she has worked most passionately: “Because of my personal experiences within my family, things we have seen and heard of happening in the country, and especially the case of Evan Naseem”.


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PPM refuses to sign voter lists

All other political parties have completed voter registry approval. “If PPM had good intentions, they can also complete signing all lists,” EC President Fuwad Thowfeek has said.


Airport development begins, with “no chance” of GMR returning to project thumbnail

Airport development begins, with “no chance” of GMR returning to project

The Maldives Airport Companies Ltd head has revealed details of multiple development projects at the international airport, whilst President Yameen has emphasised to Indian media that any future developments will not include the ousted GMR.


President ratifies Right to Information Act thumbnail

President ratifies Right to Information Act

The landmark act – to be enforceable within six months – aims to widen and improve the scope for the citizen’s rights to information in order to increase transparency and accountability.


Week in review: January 4 – 10 thumbnail

Week in review: January 4 – 10

The government’s law and order policies continued to take shape this week, as the home minister explained to Minivan News. Meanwhile, leading figures in the government hailed the president’s trip to India as a huge success.


Supreme Court orders Criminal Court to restart trials thumbnail

Supreme Court orders Criminal Court to restart trials

The Supreme Court has told the Criminal Court that the criminal justice system must proceed in order to maintain constitutional rule – the lower court had halted proceedings in the absence of an appointed prosecutor general.


Nexbis gave laptops as “bribes” in border control project: ACC thumbnail

Nexbis gave laptops as “bribes” in border control project: ACC

Nexbis had given 14 inch Lenovo laptops in order to “increase Immigration staff’s interest for the project, and to obtain their cooperation so that Nexbiz could proceed with the project,” the ACC has said.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories