The Help Gaza telethon, organised by Maldives media, has raised a record MVR21.5 million (US$1.4 million) in aid for victims of war in the Gaza. Steering committee member Mohamed Asif ‘Mondhu’ has attributed the fundraising effort’s “historic success” to the empathy Maldivians feel for the people of Palestine.
Vice President of the Maldives National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ismail Asif has severely criticised Economic Development Minister Mohamed Saeed, questioning his “sincerity” and “competence”.
“We can’t hold on like this for long, we must acknowledge that this is a very serious problem,” Abdulla Jihad told atoll council leaders in Malé today.
Having journeyed to the Maldives to study the effects of global warming, the ‘Sonne’ will assist the government in a seismic survey for potential sources of oil and gas in the waters east of Laamu atoll.
The system is located in the new settlement of the tsunami-displaced population that moved to Gan in 2007. After years of neglect the FENAKA Corporation took over maintenance of the system last month.
The ruling party’s MPs have voted to decide the parliamentary group’s stand on reappointing Health Minister Dr Mariyam Shakeela through a secret ballot after several members expressed dissatisfaction with her performance.
Shareef was suspended in May 2013 while hearing a case filed by former President Nasheed contesting the legitimacy of the bench in Nasheed’s trial for the allegedly illegal detention of Judge Abdulla Mohamed in January 2012.
“The authorities have a duty to guarantee the safety of journalists. This includes arresting those responsible for these threats. The authorities must end the culture of intimidation and impunity by ceasing to turn a blind eye to abuses by the rival gangs,” said RSF.
An anonymous witness told the Criminal Court today that two suspects in the attack “looked very similar” to the men they saw fleeing the scene. Asward blames the uncertainty on an 18 month delay in prosecution.