Violence against women remains one of the greatest scourges of our time, writes UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay.
The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) must present its vision of functioning city, atoll and island councils to the public ahead of the local government elections on January 18, former President Mohamed Nasheed said last night at the opposition party’s first post-election rally.
“I feel once again, that the MPs have recognised my contribution in a very politically turbulent time,” Abdulla Shahid said.
During the committee meeting, Committee Chair MP Abdulla Jabir stated that it was responsibility of the Finance Committee to review wages and salaries annually.
Heniveru-South MP Hamid Abdul Ghafoor of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), has left the grounds of parliament after his four-week refuge there.
President Abdulla Yameen has called for the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to investigate the alleged US$800 million oil fraud conducted by the State Trading Organisation (STO) during his chairmanship.
The three new cabinet ministers are Dr Aishath Shiham as the Minister of Education, Dr Mariyam Shakeela as the Minister of Health and Gender and Mohamed Maleeh Jamaal as the Minister of Youth and Sports.
With Thasmeen and Visam, the MDP now has 35 MPs in the People’s Majlis.
Yameen nominated former Deputy Commissioner of Police Mohamed Rishwan, former EC Director General Ismail Habeeb, and the Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM)’s Elections Committee Chair, Mohamed Tholal.