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Politics

News in Brief

  • Maamigili Airport returns to international status
  • Mohamed Saleem appointed as deputy prosecutor general
  • MMPRC to host UK journalists in October
Government seeks to remove borrowing limits from MMA thumbnail

Government seeks to remove borrowing limits from MMA

Amendments have been proposed to the Fiscal Responsibility Act to remove government borrowing limits from the central bank and allow the president to delay enforcement of some provisions of the law up to 36 months.


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Parliament passes sexual harassment and sexual offences bills

Opposition MP Rozaina Adam – chair of the committee that evaluated the sexual harassment bill – told Minivan News that while the passage of the legislation was a positive step, there was still a lot of work to be done on combating the internalised effects of sexual harassment.


Alhan alleges involvement of senior government officials in stabbing thumbnail

Alhan alleges involvement of senior government officials in stabbing

The MP for Feydhoo alleged at the last sitting of the 17th People’s Majlis that senior government officials were involved in his stabbing in February.


Death penalty can be implemented starting today: Home Minister thumbnail

Death penalty can be implemented starting today: Home Minister

The death penalty can be implemented in the Maldives starting today following the publication of procedural regulations in the government gazette, Minister of Home Affairs Umar Naseer told the press today.


Fatwas against registering marriages a huge challenge: Family Court chief judge thumbnail

Fatwas against registering marriages a huge challenge: Family Court chief judge

Fatwas claiming that registering marriages at the court is unnecessary and un-Islamic are posing serious challenges to the Family Court, Chief Judge Hassan Saeed has said, suggesting the formation of an official state institution to issue fatwas.


Former President Nasheed asks High Court to expedite case concerning Hulhumale’ magistrate court bench thumbnail

Former President Nasheed asks High Court to expedite case concerning Hulhumale’ magistrate court bench

The original case filed at the Hulhumale’ magistrate court – concerning the military’s controversial detention of Criminal Chief Judge Abdulla Mohamed in January 2012 – needed to be concluded soon because former President Nasheed did not wish to have pending criminal charges, said Hassan Latheef from the former president’s legal team.


President predicts US$300 million compensation for GMR thumbnail

President predicts US$300 million compensation for GMR

Speaking to press after returning from Singapore to attend the Maldives Investment Forum, President Yameen insisted that the arbitration proceedings over GMR’s compensation claim has not deterred investors. The INIA development project was the most popular among attendees at the forum, he said.


Parliament approves hiking airport service charge to US$25 thumbnail

Parliament approves hiking airport service charge to US$25

Parliament has also approved other revenue raising measures proposed by the government, including hiking import duties, reintroducing the bed tax until the end of November, raising the Tourism Goods and Services Tax (T-GST), and introducing GST for telecommunications services from May 1.


Home Minister Umar Naseer pleads not guilty to charges at Criminal Court thumbnail

Home Minister Umar Naseer pleads not guilty to charges at Criminal Court

Naseer is accused of calling for 2,000 volunteers on January 23, 2012 to storm the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) headquarters with 50 ladders during the two weeks of protests sparked by the military’s controversial detention of Criminal Court Chief Judge Abdulla Mohamed.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories