Responding to a query from former police commissioner and Jumhooree Party MP Abdulla Riyaz about efforts to prevent Maldivians joining civil wars abroad, Umar Naseer said police were monitoring persons with extremist religious views.
A lawyer representing some of the defendants confirmed that High Court had said Judge Abdulla Mohamed had not given reasonable notice of the hearing to the Prosecutor General’s (PG) Office.
The Maldivian Democracy Network and Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative have urged parliament to withhold from passing changes to the law which would restrict the rights to remain silent and to retain legal counsel.
Marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Dunya Maumoon condemned Israel’s “horrific violence” and described the world’s inability to prevent it as the “greatest failure of modern times”.
“The obstruction is against the freedom of assembly, freedom of expression and freedom to hold peaceful political activity guaranteed in the constitution,” read an MDP press release.
The summit declaration was themed ‘Deeper Integration for Peace and Prosperity’, focusing on institutional reform of SAARC as well as the vulnerability of Small Island Developing States.
The people’s budget committee has today passed the MVR24.3 billion state budget without changes, with PPM MP Riyaz Rasheed calling for reductions to the state’s independent institutions as well as the number of local councilors.
Police searched and confiscated the council’s office last night after a obtaining a search warrant regarding a corruption case against council staff members.
“As a region, SAARC has the right, and surely has the might, to make it one of the most powerful regions in the world. Yet we continue to be led, rather than lead,” Yameen told the inaugural session of the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu.