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Politics

News in Brief

  • Transparency Maldives launches Majlis-civil society ‘Dialogue Group’
  • MACL chief says airport dependent on foreign workers
  • MMA to conduct survey on spending by Maldivians traveling abroad
More than seven Maldivians fighting in foreign civil wars, reveals home minister thumbnail

More than seven Maldivians fighting in foreign civil wars, reveals home minister

Responding to a query from former police commissioner and Jumhooree Party MP Abdulla Riyaz about efforts to prevent Maldivians joining civil wars abroad, Umar Naseer said police were monitoring persons with extremist religious views.


High Courts overturns dismissal of Thinadhoo terrorism trial thumbnail

High Courts overturns dismissal of Thinadhoo terrorism trial

A lawyer representing some of the defendants confirmed that High Court had said Judge Abdulla Mohamed had not given reasonable notice of the hearing to the Prosecutor General’s (PG) Office.


Civil society groups condemn proposed restrictions to constitutional rights thumbnail

Civil society groups condemn proposed restrictions to constitutional rights

The Maldivian Democracy Network and Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative have urged parliament to withhold from passing changes to the law which would restrict the rights to remain silent and to retain legal counsel.


President and foreign minister express support for Palestinian statehood thumbnail

President and foreign minister express support for Palestinian statehood

Marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Dunya Maumoon condemned Israel’s “horrific violence” and described the world’s inability to prevent it as the “greatest failure of modern times”.


MDP allege police obstruction of demonstrations thumbnail

MDP allege police obstruction of demonstrations

“The obstruction is against the freedom of assembly, freedom of expression and freedom to hold peaceful political activity guaranteed in the constitution,” read an MDP press release.


SAARC calls for greater integration, recognises vulnerability of small island states thumbnail

SAARC calls for greater integration, recognises vulnerability of small island states

The summit declaration was themed ‘Deeper Integration for Peace and Prosperity’, focusing on institutional reform of SAARC as well as the vulnerability of Small Island Developing States.


Committee passes budget, recommends constitutional amendment to reduce independent commissions thumbnail

Committee passes budget, recommends constitutional amendment to reduce independent commissions

The people’s budget committee has today passed the MVR24.3 billion state budget without changes, with PPM MP Riyaz Rasheed calling for reductions to the state’s independent institutions as well as the number of local councilors.


Malé City Council close to shut-down after police confiscate documents and server system thumbnail

Malé City Council close to shut-down after police confiscate documents and server system

Police searched and confiscated the council’s office last night after a obtaining a search warrant regarding a corruption case against council staff members.


President Yameen calls on SAARC to make its voice heard thumbnail

President Yameen calls on SAARC to make its voice heard

“As a region, SAARC has the right, and surely has the might, to make it one of the most powerful regions in the world. Yet we continue to be led, rather than lead,” Yameen told the inaugural session of the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories