Rally organizers are planning more activities such as family fairs in support of Palestine. Meanwhile, MDP has condemned the Home Minister’s order to prosecute supporters of a Saturday rally to protest alleged government inaction on the issue.
The government has agreed to give back the vacant ‘Naadhee’ plot in Malé to Tata and approve construction on the site.
Citing insufficient evidence, the police have released the last two of the eleven Pakistani nationals arrested in the country’s largest drug haul. Four Maldivians and a Bangladeshi national remain in custody.
President Yameen’s nephew Maumoon Hameed and Criminal Court Judge Muhthaz Muhsin failed to garner the required 75 percent at committee stage. The nominees will however be put to a vote on the full Majlis floor where the ruling party has a majority.
The former coalition partner has announced it will sue three MPs for crossing the floor to ruling Progressive Party of the Maldives. JP has claimed MPs were bribed and threatened.
President Abdulla Yameen has requested the reintroduction of a discontinued car allowance for cabinet ministers. The allowance previously comprised of MVR7,500 (US$486) monthly salary for drivers of ministers’ cars as well as an MVR1,000 (US$65) allowance for petrol cost
Over 12,000 have pledged to attend a rally against the ongoing Israeli offensive in Gaza in Malé tonight.
The Auditor General’s Office has questioned the valuation of the assets of the Thilafushi Corporation Ltd (TCL) and State Electricity Company (STELCO) in audit reports of the state-owned enterprises for 2013. The audit office was also unable to determine “the physical existence” of a tug boat commissioned by the Maldives Ports Ltd (MPL) for MVR24 million.
Seleznyov “was arrested following his expulsion from another country, acting under its own laws. He was advised of his rights and given consular notification,” the US Embassy in Colombo said today.