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News in Brief

  • Survey team for Malé-Hulhulé bridge arrives in Maldives
  • Maldivian judge re-elected for second term on UN anti-torture subcommittee
  • Elections Commission announces official results of Kolhufushi by-election
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Sun Shiyam’s alcohol possession trial delayed again

Maldives Development Alliance leader and MP Ahmed ‘Sun’ Shiyam’s criminal hearing in his alcohol smuggling and possession case was cancelled today for the third time in two months as the court was again unable to deliver the summons chit.


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Government to tender Malé-Hulhulé bridge project next month

“God willing, before the end of the first two weeks of June, we will tender the bridge project. With that, additional studies needed for the project – that is the direction and extent of ocean currents – will be undertaken by the party awarded the tender,” President Yameen explained last night.


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President Yameen defends nomination of Maumoon Hameed for prosecutor general post

“I don’t want in any case for the People’s Majlis to appoint Maumoon Hameed to the post of Prosecutor General because he is my brother or a member of my family,” said President Yameen, who expressed pride that he had educated relatives who wished to serve the government.


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Police suspend investigations into Supreme Court judge’s sex scandal

“We have filed the Ali Hameed case. We do not have enough evidence to proceed further and it will only be opened again if we receive additional information,” a police media official told Minivan News today.


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Family Court throws out corruption investigators

Two ACC investigators went to the Family Court with a warrant from the commission on Thursday, but court officials refused them entry.


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MMA governor calls for courageous cuts at third Maldives Finance Forum

Dr Azeema Adam called for increased revenue and changes to “disorganised subsidies” as local and international experts gathered to discuss the development of the country’s financial and capital markets.


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Week in review: May 10 – 16

While the Supreme Court attempted to reclaim order in the wake of the deputy PG’s resignation, Dutch dredging company Boskalis was accused of environmental crimes by local civil society groups.


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Union leaders’ dismissal leads to staff arrests on Full Moon Sheraton

The Tourism Association of Maldives said key leaders were dismissed following their organisation of Labour Day celebrations earlier this month. Police attempts to remove the employees resulted in the arrest and firing of a further four staff members.


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MDP suggests extremist ideologies prevalent within the security services

The party suggested that most Maldivians travelling abroad for jihad were members of the security services, calling upon the authorities to investigate


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories