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  • Maldivian journalists told that China will not interfere with Maldives’ sovereignty
  • High Court to rule on Majlis reappointment of auditor general
  • PG submits Thinadhoo terrorism cases for the second time
PPM slams MDP and international community’s attempts to influence HRCM treason trial thumbnail

PPM slams MDP and international community’s attempts to influence HRCM treason trial

The ruling party said organisations were influencing Supreme Court’s suo moto charges, discrediting the Maldives, and impoverishing its people.


China to “favorably consider” financing Malé-Hulhulé bridge if project proves feasible thumbnail

China to “favorably consider” financing Malé-Hulhulé bridge if project proves feasible

The preliminary feasibility study will be followed by a project feasibility study. Afterwards, a design plan will be determined and the two governments will explore options to finance the project.


Adhaalath Party objects to compulsory creative arts subject in new curriculum thumbnail

Adhaalath Party objects to compulsory creative arts subject in new curriculum

The Adhaalath Party is working ceaselessly to ensure that music and dance are not taught as compulsory subjects in the new education curriculum next year, Sheikh Imran Abdulla has declared.


Court imposes travel restrictions on MP Nazim thumbnail

Court imposes travel restrictions on MP Nazim

Police confirm that the the passport or Progressive Party of Maldives MP Ahmed Nazim is being held in connection with an ongoing investigation.


Government taken hostage by the police and gangs operating in Malé: Nasheed thumbnail

Government taken hostage by the police and gangs operating in Malé: Nasheed

“Two nights ago, we saw Maafannu police chase and attack four SO police officers who were wielding machetes around the city,” said the former president.


Masked men chop down city council’s areca palm trees thumbnail

Masked men chop down city council’s areca palm trees

Eyewitnesses said a group of masked men wielding machetes chopped down about 25 palm trees along the capital’s main thoroughfare Majeedhee Magu. Credible sources say the perpetrators were members of the police’s Special Operations unit.


MDP condemns MNDF decision to cease providing security to MPs thumbnail

MDP condemns MNDF decision to cease providing security to MPs

“We note with concern that security provided by MNDF to members of the People’s Majlis from [October] 20 to 23 was stopped while death threats were made repeatedly to MDP MPs,” the main opposition party said.


Public should be informed about president’s health, says Nasheed thumbnail

Public should be informed about president’s health, says Nasheed

“If the president is unwell, I am certain that all of us would be worried. In my view, giving clear information about it to the public is absolutely essential,” the opposition leader told reporters last night.


Police negligent in investigating Rilwan’s disappearance, says Maldivian Democracy Network thumbnail

Police negligent in investigating Rilwan’s disappearance, says Maldivian Democracy Network

Accusing police of negligence, MDN also condemned police failure to inform public on investigation and hit back at government’s claim that the NGO’s report had obstructed investigations.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories