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Politics

News in Brief

  • Transparency Maldives launches Majlis-civil society ‘Dialogue Group’
  • MACL chief says airport dependent on foreign workers
  • MMA to conduct survey on spending by Maldivians traveling abroad
One-third of first graders have oral health problems, finds Ministry of Education thumbnail

One-third of first graders have oral health problems, finds Ministry of Education

The screening – which saw the participation of 6,331 students currently attending Grade 1 – concluded that 1,650 students have had extensive oral and dental problems.


High Court concludes hearings into Criminal Court’s rejection of Thinadhoo terrorism cases thumbnail

High Court concludes hearings into Criminal Court’s rejection of Thinadhoo terrorism cases

State prosecutors have claimed the Criminal Court’s decision to throw out terrorism charges against 89 individuals was unlawful and have asked the High Court to overturn the court’s decision.


MDP rejects MP Shareef’s proposal to reduce Supreme Court bench thumbnail

MDP rejects MP Shareef’s proposal to reduce Supreme Court bench

MDP’s national executive council has rejected MDP MP ‘Mavota’ Shareef’s amendments to reduce the number of Supreme Court judges from seven to five. Opposition leader Nasheed has described the amendments as an attempt to fit the bench into President Yameen’s fist.


Niyaz challenges auditor general reappointment clause at High Court thumbnail

Niyaz challenges auditor general reappointment clause at High Court

Former Auditor General (AG) Niyaz Ibrahim has requested the High Court to declare the People’s Majlis’ decision to reappoint a new AG as unconstitutional.


Foreign terrorist organisations planning to topple government, claims Nasheed thumbnail

Foreign terrorist organisations planning to topple government, claims Nasheed

Foreign terrorist organisations are planning to overthrow President Abdulla Yameen’s government with help from elements of the police and military, former President Mohamed Nasheed has claimed.


Islamic minister defends government policy on extremism thumbnail

Islamic minister defends government policy on extremism

“Maldives will not allow Maldivians to go and fight in foreign wars,” Islamic Minister Dr Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed told parliament today.


President appoints Hassan Ziyath as new auditor general thumbnail

President appoints Hassan Ziyath as new auditor general

Within an hour of winning unanimous cross-party support in the Majlis, Ziyath was handed the letter of appointment by President Yameen at a function held at the President’s Office.


Nasheed calls on PG to respect Judge Abdulla’s decision on Thinadhoo arson suspects, says military detention “wrong” thumbnail

Nasheed calls on PG to respect Judge Abdulla’s decision on Thinadhoo arson suspects, says military detention “wrong”

“Abdulla Mohamed has decided the case is invalid,” said the former president, suggesting the PG’s re-submission is “an affront to the rule of law and courts”.


Western governments, international institutions scaring off potential investors, claims MMA governor thumbnail

Western governments, international institutions scaring off potential investors, claims MMA governor

“Western governments and international institutions not only keep on issuing public statements and reports on the Maldives, they would go whatever length it takes to portray the Maldives as not-so-sunny side of life to the potential investors,” Adam claimed in a speech delivered at the Berlin Economic Forum on November 9.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories