With Thasmeen and Visam, the MDP now has 35 MPs in the People’s Majlis.
Yameen nominated former Deputy Commissioner of Police Mohamed Rishwan, former EC Director General Ismail Habeeb, and the Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM)’s Elections Committee Chair, Mohamed Tholal.
The People’s Majlis Budget Committee has asked Finance Minister Abdulla Jihad to submit a revised budget on Monday November 25 following new President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom’s request to cut costs in the state budget for 2014.
President Yameen Abdul Gayoom today has appointed Deputy Commissioner of Police Hussain Waheed as the new Commissioner of Police, after his predecessor Abdulla Riyaz announced his resignation from the police force.
The Supreme Court’s guidelines dictating the electoral process will present “many challenges” in the local council elections scheduled for January 18, Elections Commission Vice President Ahmed Fayaz has said.
The new ministers are Umar Naseer as Home Minister, Sheikh Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed as Islamic Minister, Dr Mohamed Muiz as Housing and Infrastructure Minister, Dr Mohamed Shainy as Fisheries and Agriculture Minister, Mohamed Saeed as Economic Development Minister and Thoriq Ibrahim as Environment and Energy Minister.
More than a billion rufiyaa could be saved by revising recurrent expenditures, President Abdulla Yameen told the press yesterday following an emergency meeting of the PPM council to discuss implementation of its manifesto and a roadmap to fulfil campaign pledges.
The UK’s Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Hugo Swire, speaks to Minivan News about the future of UK engagement in the Maldives, and the ways in which the country can stabilise its economic woes.
“I call on all Members of Parliament to intervene in this case. This is not about refusal to provide urine. This sentence has clearly violated parliamentary privileges,” Hamid said.