President Yameen said the Majlis had imposed “various restrictions” on the executive due to the “irresponsibility” of the former head of government, but said the same laws were forcing him to seek Majlis approval “even for a MVR 1,000 loan.”
State prosecutors have refused to attend all court hearings in the absence of a Prosecutor General and Deputy PG. Speaker of the Majlis told Minivan News the president must submit a new nominee before a new PG can be approved.
The GMR is only owed reimbursement for a US$ 78 million upfront concession fee and expenses incurred for airport development, not compensation for losses, Attorney General Mohamed Anil has said.
Hussein Shameem resigned today, effectively bringing the criminal justice system to a halt. He highlighted the Criminal Court’s failure to prosecute foreigners involved in drug trafficking, delays in issuing rulings on drug related offenses and “unreasonable obstacles” in filing cases at the court.
“As the documents of the corruption case raised by the state against Ali Hameed were destroyed after coffee was spilled on them, the party hopes that the Criminal Court will not decide that the charges cannot be proven for that reason,” the MDP said in a statement yesterday.
The government has justified the new death penalty regulation on Islamic values, but scholar Usthaz Abdul Mueed Hassan has called on the state to abolish the death penalty, arguing Islam is first the religion of forgiveness.
The Criminal Court has asked the Prosecutor General’s Office (PG) to resend all files concerning Supreme Court Justice Ali Hameed’s alleged misuse of state funds after case documents were destroyed in a coffee spill.
“I am very happy. Not just because I won the award, but because the Media Council has introduced such an award for the first time. This is a very important step and an encouragement for new journalists,” Journalist of the Year Fazeena Ahmed told Minivan News.
The Department of Judicial Administration will function in accordance with policies set by the Supreme Court bench and under the direct supervision of a designated justice, according to new rules promulgated by the apex court last week.