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MDP slams foreign minister for giving false information regarding Chinese silk route thumbnail

MDP slams foreign minister for giving false information regarding Chinese silk route

“The party severely condemns foreign minister Dunya Maumoon for intentionally providing false information about Maldives and its diplomatic relations with other countries,” read a Maldivian Democratic Party statement.


India denies having discussed New Silk Road initiative with China thumbnail

India denies having discussed New Silk Road initiative with China

India has move to correct a statement given to the People’s Majlis last week by Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon suggesting it had talked about participating in the new trade route during President Xi’s visit to New Delhi in September.


MDP slams home minister’s “irresponsible” remarks on Rilwan disappearance, death threats thumbnail

MDP slams home minister’s “irresponsible” remarks on Rilwan disappearance, death threats

At a press conference last week, Naseer compared Rilwan’s disappearance to JFK’s assassination and downplayed the gravity of anonymous death threats sent to journalists and politicians.


“Not all crimes in the world are solvable”: Home minister says on Rilwan’s disappearance thumbnail

“Not all crimes in the world are solvable”: Home minister says on Rilwan’s disappearance

Comparing Rilwan’s disappearance with the killing of American President John F. Kennedy, Home Minister Umar today said, “not all crimes in the world are solvable.”


Immigration department suspends exit permit regulations indefinitely thumbnail

Immigration department suspends exit permit regulations indefinitely

“The exit permit issue has been suspended from today onwards. We will consider and address every single complaint received and look at the regulation from several perspectives before re-implementing,” explained a department official.


Agreement signed with Russian authorities for cooperation in criminal cases thumbnail

Agreement signed with Russian authorities for cooperation in criminal cases

An agreement was signed today between Russia and Maldives for cooperation in criminal matters at a ceremony at Traders Hotel.


Majlis accepts legislation on building code thumbnail

Majlis accepts legislation on building code

Presenting the 90-page draft legislation at yesterday’s sitting of parliament, PPM MP Saudhulla Hilmy explained that law would establish a legal framework and set safety standards through the ‘Maldives Building and Construction Authority.’


Government ordered to pay MVR349 million in damages for terminated transport contract thumbnail

Government ordered to pay MVR349 million in damages for terminated transport contract

The Civil Court has ordered the Maldives government to pay MVR348,995,154.60 (US$22.5 million) to Dheebaja Investment Pvt Ltd within six months for the abrupt and unlawful termination of a contract to establish ferry services in four northern atolls.


Newly planted areca palms uprooted on housing ministry orders thumbnail

Newly planted areca palms uprooted on housing ministry orders

Three newly planted palm trees were uprooted while the police watched on, Mayor Mohamed Shihab has said. Ruling party sources claim the opposition use the trees to curse President Abdulla Yameen.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories