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.
A case filed at the ACC last week alleged Adeeb abused his position of power to obtain MVR 77.1 million and US$ 1 million from state owned companies and subsequently loaned the funds to relatives and friends via the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation.
Minivan News takes a look at social media responses to a selfie between former Presidents Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and Mohamed Nasheed at the AFC Challenge Cup football match last night.
The US$7 million development of the state-run hospital, which includes an new 11-storey prenatal care and paediatrics wing, has been welcomed by the hospital’s users who have criticised the current facilities.
“The judiciary might pass the sentence, there may be a verdict, but I don’t think the current regime will carry it out,” said Hassan Afeef.
Auditors found that the Maldives embassy in the EU was instructed to pay the former ambassador US$3,500 a month as a ‘special representational grant’ in violation of regulations governing allowances for employees at diplomatic missions.
“Maldives and Sri Lanka must ensure that their anti-corruption agencies are granted ‘suo motto’ powers to instigate both corruption investigations and prosecutions on their own initiative without prior government approval,” suggested a report released today.
Convicted drug kingpin Ibrahim Shafaz Abdul Razzak has been caught in a joint operation by the Maldivian and Sri Lankan security services. Shafaz had failed to return from a three-month authorised stay in Colombo for medical treatment.
In what appears to be the further centralisation of judicial administration, the court has formulated regulations requiring its consent before judicial employees can attend overseas workshops, seminars, conferences, or training programmes.