PPM MP Ahmed Nazim today appeared without a lawyer at a Supreme Court appeal into corruption charges, claiming his former lawyers were too afraid to represent him amidst a government crackdown on political rivals.
“A lot of people would have been arrested – including myself, they would prevent the MDP parliamentary group from increasing beyond six or seven members,” Nasheed told Rajje TV’s Fala Suruhee programme last night.
Physical isolation, thwarted expectations, family breakdown, and gang participation were revealed as major challenges facing 15-24 year olds, while new insights were offered into the country’s large youth unemployment problem.
Describing them as the reason for many “unjust obstacles to the party and President Nasheed”, the Maldivian Democratic Party said further pursuit of the charged concerning the detention of Judge Abdulla Mohamed would only serve the government’s political aims.
The dismissed defence minister’s legal team has filed a case with the Police Integrity Commission challenging Hussein Waheed’s claims that an improvised explosive device was found in his home on January 18.
Following claims by the tourism minister that the Jumhooree Party leader owed the government US$100 million, Gasim last night called for Adeeb’s resignation as anti-government protests continued into a 6th night.
Charges against former President Mohamed Nasheed for the 2012 detention of Criminal Court Chief Justice Abdulla Mohamed have been withdrawn.
“Even after the split the main business of these three companies was the buying and selling of fish which resulted in competition amongst each other,” read a report, though the overall profitability of the companies appears not have been affected.
President Abdulla Yameen has said the university can continue to teach in the building until June, despite the housing ministry’s announcement yesterday that the building was structurally unsafe.