The Criminal Court has usurped a Supreme Court power in issuing new regulations outlining procedures to be followed in submitting cases, Deputy PG Hussein Shameem has said. The Criminal Court sent back 60 cases today claiming cases did not fulfill criteria.
“Therefore, as the person in the post of speaker of the People’s Majlis is a member of the commission by virtue of office, there is no room to raise legal questions over whether he will remain a member of the Judicial Service Commission as long as he remains in the [speaker's post],” read a statement from the secretariat today.
The minors were accused of setting fire to the Thinadhoo police station during protests that erupted across the country in the wake of a brutal police crackdown on a Maldivian Democratic Party march in the capital Malé.
Abdulla Jabir’s trial violated his constitutional rights argue legal representatives who also claim the Criminal Court is refusing to release documents necessary for the MP’s appeal.
Former President Mohamed Nasheed said the MDP is deeply concerned over the Supreme Court’s contempt charges against the Election Commission. The trial is “unfair” and “against the spirit of the constitution,” he said.
The president has also called on the Maldivian public to grant the ruling coalition a majority to fulfill its campaign pledges as well as launching a damning attack on the current parliament, suggesting the public had lost faith in the institution.
While the world’s media has focused on the Prince Salman’s alleged reservation of three entire resorts, Saudi papers have revealed that the visit will include discussions on investments in tourism, transport, energy, and Islamic affairs, as well as a US$300million soft loan facility.
“Our philosophy is not obstruction. We do not wish to stop undertakings of President [Abdulla] Yameen’s government. We wish for it go ahead on the right path,” former President Nasheed said last night.
An 84-year-old man from Kon’dey was found to have cast his vote in the wrong ballot box whilst the margin between the sixth and fifth placed candidates was a single vote.