While it has been suggested that the rise represents a greater willingness to report existing abuses, the Human Rights Commission has suggested child abuse is rising, urging parents to be more alert.
Progressive Party of Maldives candidate Ibrahim ‘Hiyaaly’ Rasheed has today asked the High Court for relevant police intelligence as he seeks to prove bribery played a role in his electoral defeat in Mid-Hithadhoo. Numerous groups have reported widespread bribery in the March 22 polls.
“The reason we are doing this to express our grievances. Our discontentment with salary and allowances, lack of resources and and other issues we face in teaching,” stated Mausoom Saleem of Thaajuddheen School, Malé.
MPs-elect continued to drfit toward the ruling PPM this week as the fallout from the MDP’s defeat saw the resignation of party Chair ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik. President Yameen promised unprecedented opportunity for foreign investors while the Majlis passed a new penal code.
The main opposition party announced last week that it would be accepting suggestions for a two-week period. Party members and the general public were invited to submit a form either to the party office or email@example.com or use the hashtag #tellmdp on social media.
Deputy Prosecutor General Hussain Shameem stated that the total number of cases rejected by the Criminal Court has now reached 435, with a lack of jurisdiction and the failure to provide interpreters cited as recurrent reasons.
“The MDP expresses concern and strongly condemns the actions of government-aligned political persons to buy votes, threaten people with losing their jobs, and instruct some voters to make a special marking on ballot papers,” a party statement read.
Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony yesterday, President Yameen said that his administration’s vision was to develop Hulhumale’ as a “youth village” with job opportunities and a population of 50,000 during the next five years.
Three ex-councillors and senior staff are accused of corruption in the awarding of a contract to Go Media Pvt Ltd to conduct last year’s night market. The ACC found that the company was formed eight days before the city council made an announcement seeking a party to organise the night market.