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MDP may challenge constitutionality of amendment to Audit Act thumbnail

MDP may challenge constitutionality of amendment to Audit Act

Maldivian Democratic Party MP Rozaina Adam argued the amendment allowing the president to reappoint the auditor general was unconstitutional, noting that the party’s national executive committee will soon decide on the matter.


Almost half of civil servants earn less than MVR5,000 a month thumbnail

Almost half of civil servants earn less than MVR5,000 a month

As statistics show the number of civil servants earning less than MVR5,000 increased by nearly 11 percent this year, Defence Minister Mohamed Nazim criticised government employees for providing “poor service”.


MDN urges the police to speed up investigations of death threats against journalists thumbnail

MDN urges the police to speed up investigations of death threats against journalists

“It is appalling that these incidents should go without investigation and apprehension of perpetrators,” read the MDN statement on the on the occasion of International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.


Adeeb denies corruption allegations as MDP calls for prosecution thumbnail

Adeeb denies corruption allegations as MDP calls for prosecution

Adeeb insists that the MVR77 million was not a financial loss to the state, noting that US$3 million has been paid to MPL with the remainder due in December.


Adeeb “saddened” at PPM colleague’s attempts to link him with missing journalist thumbnail

Adeeb “saddened” at PPM colleague’s attempts to link him with missing journalist

“I am saddened that former Majlis Deputy Speaker asked different journalists to write, implicating me in the case to divert focus,” said the Progressive Party of Maldives deputy leader.


Latheefa Gasim elected to represent lawyers on JSC thumbnail

Latheefa Gasim elected to represent lawyers on JSC

Latheefa Gasim won an election held yesterday for a lawyer to represent the legal community on the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).


Tourism Minister implicated in US$6million corruption scandal thumbnail

Tourism Minister implicated in US$6million corruption scandal

Ahmed Adeeb is implicated in obtaining US$6million from state owned companies and transferring the funds to two private companies, including one owned by his father. The damning audit report comes a day after PPM amended laws to reappoint the Auditor General.


Fuvahmulah couple the latest to travel to ISIS territory for jihad thumbnail

Fuvahmulah couple the latest to travel to ISIS territory for jihad

Local media has reported that Ahmed Munsih and his wife Suma Ali told family last night that they were already in Syria and that they would not be returning.


Palm trees used by MDP to curse President Yameen, alleges senior government official thumbnail

Palm trees used by MDP to curse President Yameen, alleges senior government official

“The palm trees were planted with black magic,” the unnamed official told newspaper Haveeru today, claiming that opposition party’s concern with the incident only supported his claims.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories