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Politics

News in Brief

  • Hope for Women launch workshops for woman councilors and Island Women’s Development Committees.
  • MJA election indefinitely delayed
  • Malé-Hulhulé bridge will be opened in 2017, says tourism minister
Malé night market to continue despite alleged corruption thumbnail

Malé night market to continue despite alleged corruption

The Malé City Council said the ACC has not conducted a proper investigation into the council’s agreement with GoMedia and said the ACC is not authorized to terminate a contract as per a September 2013 Supreme Court ruling.


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Nasheed backs Gasim for Speaker

Opposition Leader Mohamed Nasheed has backed Gasim Ibrahim for the Speaker of the People’s Majlis. But the ruling PPM which holds a majority in the Majlis believes a Speaker must come from within its ranks.


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Police release 44 arrested from Anbaara

After the release of 44 individuals last night, there are currently 32 men in police custody. Female detainees who were transferred to house arrest have now been released.


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Civil Court reinstates policeman dismissed on witness statement dispute

The Ciivl Court has ordered the reinstatement of a police officer who was dismissed for allegedly attempting to modify witness statements.


Drug kingpin Shafaz must return from Sri Lanka in May, says Home Minister thumbnail

Drug kingpin Shafaz must return from Sri Lanka in May, says Home Minister

Shafaz must return from medical treatment in Sri Lanka by May 20, Home Minister Umar Naseer has said.


Environmental regulations violated in Eydhafushi dredging: EPA thumbnail

Environmental regulations violated in Eydhafushi dredging: EPA

EPA Director General Ibrahim Naeem said the agency is currently investigating violations of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) terms during the dredging, including failure to build a “bund wall” to contain excess dredge spillage into the ocean.


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Government seeks to remove borrowing limits from MMA

Amendments have been proposed to the Fiscal Responsibility Act to remove government borrowing limits from the central bank and allow the president to delay enforcement of some provisions of the law up to 36 months.


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Parliament passes sexual harassment and sexual offences bills

Opposition MP Rozaina Adam – chair of the committee that evaluated the sexual harassment bill – told Minivan News that while the passage of the legislation was a positive step, there was still a lot of work to be done on combating the internalised effects of sexual harassment.


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Alhan alleges involvement of senior government officials in stabbing

The MP for Feydhoo alleged at the last sitting of the 17th People’s Majlis that senior government officials were involved in his stabbing in February.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories