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Politics

News in Brief

  • MVR20 million saved in electricity subsidies with fall in oil prices: NSPA
  • Commissioner of Police assigned private security
  • Former Laamu Gan Council President remanded in fraud investigation
President Yameen urges Saudis to invest in Maldives and “get warmed up for” heaven thumbnail

President Yameen urges Saudis to invest in Maldives and “get warmed up for” heaven

“I urge all Saudi business people, if you are seeking to go to Jannathul-paradise in your afterlife, why don’t you get warmed up for that? Paradise is here in the Maldives,” Yameen said at a briefing this morning for the first Saudi business delegation to the Maldives.


First proposed amendment to constitution seeks to bar individuals aged 65 from the presidency thumbnail

First proposed amendment to constitution seeks to bar individuals aged 65 from the presidency

If passed, the MDA proposed amendment will bar JP Leader Gasim Ibrahim and PPM’s Maumoon Abdul Gayoom from contesting the presidency. The JP has announced it will reject the proposal.


Reeko Moosa condemns MDP expulsion as a move to bar his 2018 presidential candidacy thumbnail

Reeko Moosa condemns MDP expulsion as a move to bar his 2018 presidential candidacy

“I am certain the expulsion was to bar me from contesting the presidential primaries. President Nasheed must accept there are other political leaders within the party,” Moosa told Minivan News today.


Defence minister Nazim faces no-confidence motion from LGA board thumbnail

Defence minister Nazim faces no-confidence motion from LGA board

Board members claim that Local Government Authority Chairperson Mohamed Nazim has refused to accept a resolution calling for consideration of a no-confidence motion against him on December 31.


MIFCO denies reducing staff allowances, ACC investigates fraudulent US$1 million transaction thumbnail

MIFCO denies reducing staff allowances, ACC investigates fraudulent US$1 million transaction

MIFCO admits need to “synchronise” staff allowances of recently merged Kooddoo and Felivaru Fisheries, while the Anti-Corruption Commission investigates US$1 million paid into an incorrect bank account by a Thai firm.


Removal of Supreme Court judges will have “chilling effect” on work of judiciary: UN special rapporteur thumbnail

Removal of Supreme Court judges will have “chilling effect” on work of judiciary: UN special rapporteur

Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges Gabriela Knaul called for a reconsideration of the removal of two Supreme Court judges, saying the decision was characterised by a “lack of transparency and due process”.


Maldives backs new Chinese investment bank, pursues free trade deal thumbnail

Maldives backs new Chinese investment bank, pursues free trade deal

The Maldives is to back China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, while ministers revealed that China will become the country’s first free trade partner following talks in Beijing last week.


MDP expels MP ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik thumbnail

MDP expels MP ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik

MP and Deputy Speaker of parliament ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik has been expelled for breaching the party’s three-line whip in three Majlis votes. Local media claims Moosa will now join ruling PPM.


Southern atolls sign pact to defend decentralisation thumbnail

Southern atolls sign pact to defend decentralisation

Atoll councils from Gaaf Dhaalu, Gaaf Alifu, and Fuvahmulah, joined with Addu City Council to sign the Medheaari Declaration, calling for decentralisation laws to be respected by central authorities.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories