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