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  • MBC cancels license for TV 5
  • Police looking for man who stole money from MIRA office
  • Gender ministry explains 5-year delay in child abuse register
Police arrest another two suspect in a growing series of child abuse reports thumbnail

Police arrest another two suspect in a growing series of child abuse reports

While it has been suggested that the rise represents a greater willingness to report existing abuses, the Human Rights Commission has suggested child abuse is rising, urging parents to be more alert.


Losing PPM Majlis candidate asks for police intelligence to prove bribery thumbnail

Losing PPM Majlis candidate asks for police intelligence to prove bribery

Progressive Party of Maldives candidate Ibrahim ‘Hiyaaly’ Rasheed has today asked the High Court for relevant police intelligence as he seeks to prove bribery played a role in his electoral defeat in Mid-Hithadhoo. Numerous groups have reported widespread bribery in the March 22 polls.


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Teachers across Maldives take part in ‘black protest’

“The reason we are doing this to express our grievances. Our discontentment with salary and allowances, lack of resources and and other issues we face in teaching,” stated Mausoom Saleem of Thaajuddheen School, Malé.


Week in review: March 30 – April 5 thumbnail

Week in review: March 30 – April 5

MPs-elect continued to drfit toward the ruling PPM this week as the fallout from the MDP’s defeat saw the resignation of party Chair ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik. President Yameen promised unprecedented opportunity for foreign investors while the Majlis passed a new penal code.


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MDP seeking public opinion over party reform

The main opposition party announced last week that it would be accepting suggestions for a two-week period. Party members and the general public were invited to submit a form either to the party office or tellmdp@gmail.com or use the hashtag #tellmdp on social media.


Thirty percent of cases rejected by Criminal Court in past three months thumbnail

Thirty percent of cases rejected by Criminal Court in past three months

Deputy Prosecutor General Hussain Shameem stated that the total number of cases rejected by the Criminal Court has now reached 435, with a lack of jurisdiction and the failure to provide interpreters cited as recurrent reasons.


MDP accuses government-aligned parties of corruption and bribery in Majlis election thumbnail

MDP accuses government-aligned parties of corruption and bribery in Majlis election

“The MDP expresses concern and strongly condemns the actions of government-aligned political persons to buy votes, threaten people with losing their jobs, and instruct some voters to make a special marking on ballot papers,” a party statement read.


President reveals vision for foreign investment at Hulhumalé project launch thumbnail

President reveals vision for foreign investment at Hulhumalé project launch

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony yesterday, President Yameen said that his administration’s vision was to develop Hulhumale’ as a “youth village” with job opportunities and a population of 50,000 during the next five years.


ACC seeks prosecutions over Malé City night market contract thumbnail

ACC seeks prosecutions over Malé City night market contract

Three ex-councillors and senior staff are accused of corruption in the awarding of a contract to Go Media Pvt Ltd to conduct last year’s night market. The ACC found that the company was formed eight days before the city council made an announcement seeking a party to organise the night market.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories