“The Maldives Bodyboarding Association riders took a little time adjusting the cooler climate, but when they did they found their groove and were amongst some of the best in the event,” Jeff Wilcox Memorial Event Director Aaron Dodds told Minivan News today.
Maldivian Foreign Minister Dr Abdul Samad Abdulla has died during treatment after undergoing kidney dialysis at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.
Maldives’ Elections Commission Chairperson Fuwad Thowfeek discusses electoral preparations, precautions, and politics as the 2013 presidential election approaches.
Two vessels including a coastguard boat have sunk in waters near to Male’ over the last 24 hours, while an airport ferry travelling to the capital also ran aground off Funadhoo oil jetty due to adverse weather in parts of the country.
There is real doubt whether Maldives can sustain its democracy in its fullest sense…An analysis of the mode of democratic transition that occurred in Maldives may help in predicting whether democracy could be sustained in future, writes Ahmed Hamdhan.
Social activism website Avaaz has said it remains concerned at “the appalling state” of women’s rights in the Maldives, despite welcoming a decision by the High Court this week to overturn a controversial flogging sentence handed to a 15 year-old girl charged with consensual sex.
HRCM member Jeehan Mahmoud said that the decision to punish the minor, which has since garnered global attention, represented “continuous failure” on behalf of the whole state to protect children and other victims of sexual abuse.
The Prosecutor General (PG) has filed drug related charges against Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) senior figures who were arrested on Hondaidhoo Island in November last year while they were in possession and under the influence of illegal substances.
The Juvenile Court ruling was overturned based on discrepancies present in the girl’s statement and the fact that she was unable to correctly define the legal definition of pre-marital sex. She was also said to be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.