The government has proposed scrapping a provision in a 1976 law that allows the president to banish or place under house arrest persons for evading mandatory national service after completing state-funded training or higher education.
The government lacks any policy or vision for the fisheries sector, the MDP has said, claiming the fisheries sector has been in decline since the party’s ouster in 2012.
“The stance of Maldives’ authorities cannot be but outraging, since despite the existing international legislation norms they allowed another country’s special service to kidnap a Russian citizen and take him out of the country,” diplomats told the Russian media.
The proposal from President Abdulla Yameen to build 704 flats intended for the southern atolls in the capital has been approved after the Housing Ministry made a ‘housing needs assessment’ of the current government project.
In a followup question to Tourism Minister Ahmed Adeeb, MP Azim asked whether corruption at the ministry was stalling mid-market tourism development in Addu City, prompting outrage from pro-government MPs which eventually forced the speaker to adjourn proceedings.
Four of the five lawyers competing in an upcoming poll to elect a lawyer to the JSC have expressed concern over reports of the judiciary attempting to violate secrecy of the vote and have threatened a boycott on further judicial interference.
Monday’s general parliament session has been disrupted after opposition Maldivian Democratic Party members raised procedural issues regarding the election of new members to the Elections Commission.
“We cannot accept the overhauling of the academic calendar in the middle of the year,” said President of the Teacher’s Association Athif Abdul Hakeem. “There is no formula that will allow us to complete the syllabus on time now.”
Thirty-two guest house managers from the Kaafu atoll island have established the Guest House Association of Maldives with the objective of further developing and promoting the sector.