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News in Brief

  • Maldivian jailed in Thailand for 14 years
  • PPM MP Ibrahim Riza elected to represent Majlis on JSC
  • Majlis accepts two government-sponsored bills for further review
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Parliamentary debate begins on special economic zones bill

Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) MPs today warned the law could turn the Maldives into a haven for “money laundering and washing black money.”


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MDP alleges “covert police action” against protesters

“It is a matter of serious concern for the MDP that Police are being directed to infiltrate and incite participants of political rallies by the administration of President Yaameen Abdul Gayoom,” the opposition party alleged after resuming street demonstrations.


Comment: Build a party, beware of judges, never give up thumbnail

Comment: Build a party, beware of judges, never give up

Confronting a corrupt, but independent, judiciary is particularly challenging for new rulers. The international community is largely clueless about how to deal with the problem, writes Mohamed Nasheed.


JSC decision on Judge Ali Hameed’s sex tape scandal “an insult to Islam” thumbnail

JSC decision on Judge Ali Hameed’s sex tape scandal “an insult to Islam”

The judicial watchdog decision to clear Hameed of misconduct charges in sex tape scandal is “an insult to Islam” and against principles of Islamic jurisprudence, critics have said.


No threat to Maldivians in Srilanka, assures Sri Lankan foreign minister thumbnail

No threat to Maldivians in Srilanka, assures Sri Lankan foreign minister

G.L. Peiris made the comments during the official state visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, during which agreements have been signed regarding health, investment, and rescue services.


Supreme Court Judge Ali Hameed cleared of misconduct in sex tape scandal thumbnail

Supreme Court Judge Ali Hameed cleared of misconduct in sex tape scandal

The judicial watchdog has today cleared Supreme Court Judge Ali Hameed of misconduct charges, citing lack of evidence to indict Hameed in a court of law for his alleged appearance in three sex tapes involving three different foreign women.


How will guest house islands benefit the community? thumbnail

How will guest house islands benefit the community?

With the launch of the government’s new tourism diversification concept this week, experts have questioned the new model’s ability to benefit local communities in the same way as previous mid-market development.


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Government seeks US$600 million from China and Japan for airport development

The government is seeking US$600 million for airport development and will hire Changi Airport Group as consultants in the venture. Tourism Minister Ahmed Adeeb also said the government terminated contract with former developer GMR to protect tourism.


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Majlis standing committees’ composition approved as parties reach compromise

A proposal by opposition MDP MP Ibrahim Shareef – seconded by MDA MP Ahmed Amir – for determining the composition was passed with three votes in favour at the 12th meeting of the body tasked with constituting the 13 standing committees of parliament.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories