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  • Chinese envoy sees expanded China-Maldives economic cooperation: People Daily
  • Majlis passes amendment to Territorial Waters Act
  • Majlis approves reintroducing car allowance for ministers
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Authorities pass responsibility for decision to destroy confiscated animals

While the MNDF have admitted putting down the animals confiscated by police last weekend, they allege that the procedures were taken upon the police’s request. The claim has been denied by police, who have subsequently pointed the finger at the customs department.


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Taxi drivers protest against implementation of new regulations

As well as opposing the mandatory installation of vacancy signs, protesters placards also read ‘Insurance is useless’, ‘Establish equal policies for all land transport’, and ‘Stop enslaving drivers’.


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Growing for the future: Hydroponics in the Maldives

With little fertile land and an over-reliance on imports of staple food, Mohamed Shafeegu of Seagull Maldives argues that the water-based system of agriculture could be the answer to sustainable agriculture in the country.


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Amendments to religious unity law brings mosques under Islamic Ministry, outlaws independent congregations

The new amendments also stipulate that permission must be sought in writing from the Islamic Ministry for preaching or delivering sermons, offering religious advice, or publishing books concerning religion.


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Bill proposed to raise disability benefits to MVR5,000 a month

MP Ibrahim Muttalib has submitted an amendment to the Disabilities Act to raise the monthly allowance provided to persons with special needs from MVR2,300 (US$150) to MVR5,000 (US$324).


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Making tracks: The Maldives’ first female DJ

While the music scene in the Maldives is growing, for a young DJ wishing to enter the DJ circuit, the venues to play are still few and far between. Throw into the equation that you are the first female Maldivian DJ ever to formally graduate, and there are an entirely new set of hurdles to cross if you are to make your name.


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Indonesian NGO offers to rescue slow loris from euthanasia

The Jakarta Animal Aid Network has proposed to take the illegally trafficked animal, while hundreds have signed a petition to save the animal’s life. Officials from the government have maintained that the “Maldives cannot bear any expense of transporting it”.


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Legendary performer Meynaa Hassaan bids farewell to music

As he prepares for his final performance tonight (April 12), Hassaan discusses his rise to become one of the country’s most famous artists, and the relationships – with presidents, with heroin, and with God – that have shaped his career.


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101 offenders complete Drug Court’s rehabilitation programme

These include 36 cases submitted by the National Drug Agency of individuals serving jail sentences for criminal convictions prior to the enactment of the new Drugs Act and 48 cases transferred from the Criminal Court, the court explained in a statement on Thursday.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories