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MDP requests details on President Yameen’s health, visits to Singapore thumbnail

MDP requests details on President Yameen’s health, visits to Singapore

Expressing concern that President Abdulla Yameen may be incapable of carrying out his duties, the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party has requested the President’s Office to provide details on Yameen’s health and visits to Singapore.


Teacher’s Association welcomes salary hikes thumbnail

Teacher’s Association welcomes salary hikes

Despite welcoming the education ministry’s decision to increase teacher pay, the Teacher’s Association of Maldives has said the organisation needs to analyse changes to the salary structure to see if demands had been “satisfactorily met”.


Supreme Court to hear corruption charges against MP Ahmed Nazim thumbnail

Supreme Court to hear corruption charges against MP Ahmed Nazim

The Supreme Court has accepted an appeal into corruption charges against MP Ahmed Nazim. The former Deputy Speaker and MP was charged with four counts of corruption for allegedly conspiring to defraud the former Ministry of Atolls Development.


Education Ministry hikes teachers’ pay by 35 and 15 percent thumbnail

Education Ministry hikes teachers’ pay by 35 and 15 percent

Teachers with a Masters Degree will now be paid MVR 16,374, teachers with a Bachelors degree will be paid MVR 14,894 and teachers with a bachelors degree will be paid MVR 11,337.


Yameen congratulates Sirisena as government denies arrival of unseated Sri Lankan officials thumbnail

Yameen congratulates Sirisena as government denies arrival of unseated Sri Lankan officials

President Abdulla Yameen has offered his congratulations to new Sri Lankan President Maithiripala Sirisena, while the foreign ministry has denied reports that officials from the outgoing government have fled to the Maldives.


No apparent progress in police search for Rilwan, family plans protest for Friday thumbnail

No apparent progress in police search for Rilwan, family plans protest for Friday

Commissioner of Police declined to reveal any progress on search for Minivan News journalist Ahmed Rilwan, only stating police continues to prioritize the case. Rilwan’s family has planned a march in Malé on Friday calling on the police to expedite investigations.


Over 50 Maldivian militants fighting in foreign wars, reveals Commissioner of Police thumbnail

Over 50 Maldivian militants fighting in foreign wars, reveals Commissioner of Police

“These people leave the country under normal procedures. So it is not easy to identify if they are traveling to go fight with foreign rebel groups. However, within a few days we hear that they have joined these groups,” Hussein Waheed told the press today.


German airliner Lufthansa to start scheduled flights to Maldives thumbnail

German airliner Lufthansa to start scheduled flights to Maldives

MACL Managing Director ‘Bandu’ Ibrahim Saleem said that Lufthansa will be operating flights to the Maldives starting from December 9 this year, and that these flights will provide many benefits to the tourism industry.


Two immigration officers and Afrasheem murder suspect among group of twelve jihadis thumbnail

Two immigration officers and Afrasheem murder suspect among group of twelve jihadis

Clarification: Two immigration officers, a suspect in the murder of MP Dr Afrasheem, and man arrested in relation to missing Minivan News journalist among two separate groups of Maldivians to travel to Syria for jihad in December and January, say reliable sources.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories