“At a time when you had a very heightened political environment in Maldives, at a time when the parliament was polarised, it was a pity that political risk assessment was not undertaken by GMR,” said President Abdulla Yameen.
MDP MP Eva Abdulla today questioned Attorney General Mohamed Anil about the implementation of recommendations by CoNI regarding acts of police brutality on February 6, 7, and 8, 2012.
Anti-Israeli protests led to the emptying of several guest houses on Thulusdhoo and the cancellation of bookings, while nearby resorts have called off excursions. Can vigilante actions by a small group of radicals pose serious risks for the emerging guest house sector?
“[T]he authorities’ response to the threats and their capacity to promote, with the help of the opposition, real inclusiveness and political dialogue will be a litmus test for the democratic process in the Maldives,” said Inter-Parliamentary Union Secretary General Martin Chungong.
Government MPs maintain that current restrictions placed on civil servants are unconstitutional, while the opposition has expressed concern that amendments to the Civil Service Act could jeopardise the service’s independence.
Respondents complained over the punctuality of the buses, seating arrangements, and condition of the bus, while approximately 31 percent said they were unhappy with the bus service.
After two murders in the past seven days, the ministry has said it “will not hesitate to implement the death penalty placed by the courts upon persons who stab and murder with the willful intent to kill”.
When questioned by MPs today, the home minister denied the opposition’s suggestions that the recent reduction of his mandate was directly linked to a recent spate of violent crime. He assured that special measures were being taken to curb gang violence.
An assessment of the effectiveness of Maldivian institutions in preventing and fighting corruption points to a “stagnation in democratic consolidation and a reversal in democratic gains,” the anti-corruption NGO has said.