Abdulla Riyaz has revealed details of a new agreement between Turkey and the Maldives Police Service. Meanwhile, former President Nasheed has decried the failure to reform the institution.
As a few local film-makers turn to online video sharing sites to circumnavigate a perceived lack of creativity in mainstream media, local artists and authorities have cited a lack of understanding concerning the value of art to Maldivian society by the state and the wider public.
“We are concerned about attacks by political parties on the Elections Commission,” NGO Federation President Ahmed Nizam told Minivan News today.
Two police officers have testified in court stating that they stopped and searched Hussein Humam’s person on the night Dr Afrasheem Ali was murdered.
The Maldives Police Service (MPS) has begun sending large numbers of police officers to the islands in preparation for the upcoming presidential election.
President Waheed denied that the 300 flats were being provided to MNDF officers “as a favour from those in power”, stating that the housing was being given as a duty of the government.
From shoes, bags, clothes made in the Maldives to locally grown fruits, vegetables and local cuisine – a variety of local products and services were on display at the “Dhivehinge Fannu” (Maldivian talents) exhibition organised by the Economic Ministry.
The Finance Ministry informed the President’s Office that the Bank of Ceylon would provide the Maldives’ government a loan of US$29.4 million, at a six percent interest rate, to be repaid within six years in monthly payments of US$490,000.
The Maldives is today more an active crime scene than a State and there is little reason to expect a smooth electoral process, writes former Judicial Services Commission (JSC) member Aishath Velezinee.