Ahmed Muiz has handed his written resignation to President Abdulla Yameen, fulfilling a previous pledge to resign before the parliament could debate the MDP-initiated no-confidence motion against him.
“We had to fight with the whole world to win the presidential election. The EU, made up of 30 countries, the Commonwealth, our neighbouring countries, and several organisations were against us,” said the leader of the government-aligned Maldivian Development Alliance.
MDPMP Imthiyaz ‘Inthi’ Fahmy is being tried for contempt of court under a regulation that expired in 2011, lawyer Masthoor Husny has said during a Criminal Court hearing today.
The state-owned STO is the country’s primary wholesaler, responsible for bringing in the vast majority of basic foodstuffs such as rice and flour, as well as other imported commodities such as electrical goods.
The five Ministers are Minister of Defense and National Security Retired Colonel Mohamed Nazim, Minister of Finance and Treasury Abdulla Jihad, Minister of Tourism Arts and Culture Ahmed Adheeb, Minister of Transport and Communication Ameen Ibrahim and Minister of Foreign Affairs Dunya Maumoon.
“Tourist arrivals from European markets have gone down more than ever before. Maldivians are not able to enjoy the real benefits, because of negligence in promoting tourism,” Shiyam alleged in local media.
Violence against women remains one of the greatest scourges of our time, writes UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay.
The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) must present its vision of functioning city, atoll and island councils to the public ahead of the local government elections on January 18, former President Mohamed Nasheed said last night at the opposition party’s first post-election rally.
“I feel once again, that the MPs have recognised my contribution in a very politically turbulent time,” Abdulla Shahid said.