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Reeko Moosa to stand for deputy speaker of the Majlis thumbnail

Reeko Moosa to stand for deputy speaker of the Majlis

Opposition Maldivian Democratic Party MP elect ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik has announced he will contest for the position of parliamentary deputy Speaker.


“Work hard, pay rent, die” – Rajjetherey Meehunge Party calls for an end to modern slavery thumbnail

“Work hard, pay rent, die” – Rajjetherey Meehunge Party calls for an end to modern slavery

The movement, with 15,520 followers, contends that residents of the atolls are trapped in vicious cycles due to forced migration to Malé. Its founders argue that institutionalised regional discrimination remains as services continue to be concentrated in the capital.


Criminal Court declares MP Inthi’s contempt charges invalid thumbnail

Criminal Court declares MP Inthi’s contempt charges invalid

“Now no one can be charged under this invalid regulation,” he told Minivan News, adding that there was now no basis to declare contempt of court outside courtrooms a criminal offence.


Gasim will have to withdraw candidacy for Majlis speaker, says President Yameen thumbnail

Gasim will have to withdraw candidacy for Majlis speaker, says President Yameen

“Gasim will just have to withdraw his name the way I see it. There isn’t anything more we could do for Gasim at this point,” President Yameen told reporters ahead of the first sitting of the newly-elected parliament on Wednesday.


Afghan coach suggests Maldives should not host further tournaments thumbnail

Afghan coach suggests Maldives should not host further tournaments

“We have suggestions for the AFC that they do not again organise games in a country in which we can’t go and play football. This is for holidays, we come [here] for holidays,” said coach Mohammad Karger.


Maldivian militant killed in Syrian suicide attack, claims online jihadist group thumbnail

Maldivian militant killed in Syrian suicide attack, claims online jihadist group

According to online jihadi groups, Abu Turab was killed in a joint operation by Jabhat Al Nusra and the Islamic Front, targeting soldiers loyal to Bashar Al Assad in the northwestern city of Edlib.


Baby girl found in bag pronounced dead thumbnail

Baby girl found in bag pronounced dead

The child was found in Maafanu after the mother was reported to have been taken to IGMH by her family suffering severe bleeding. While police have released few details, local media is reporting the case as infanticide.


Vice president assures government’s commitment to press freedom thumbnail

Vice president assures government’s commitment to press freedom

“I believe that one of the main bases for the stability in this country today is the hard work done by the diligent journalists of Maldives, media outlets, and those active in those outlets, when what was happening inside a government wounded human rights and dignity and cast a dark shadow on the nation’s riches,” Dr Jameel said last night.


MDP sets eight conditions for backing candidate for Majlis speaker thumbnail

MDP sets eight conditions for backing candidate for Majlis speaker

The MDP’s conditions include reforming the judiciary, establishing a minimum wage, introducing an income tax, expanding the guest house business, and empowering local councils.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories