“Regarding reports that the plane was sighted in the Maldives, I can confirm that the Malaysian Chief of the Defence Force has contacted his counterpart in the Maldives, who has confirmed that these reports are not true,” Hishamuddin told the press today.
Malé city council has passed a unanimous decision to bring back 24 hours shops and cafes in the city. While the economic ministry has suggested that the government still supports to maintain the ban on such businesses, city council has said the issue will be discussed with the ministry.
Numerous witnesses have reported a large low-flying plane flying in a south-easterly direction on the morning of March 8, prompting speculation that they may have seen the missing Malaysian aircraft. Other witnesses and local aviation sources maintain that there is no “credible” evidence that it was MH370.
The complaint was filed against the controversial preacher after he conducted an unauthorised religious sermon. The council president has argued that the political nature of the sermon caused unrest among locals.
After having filed an appeal against the Family Court’s order to return his five month old child to its Swiss mother, Ahmed Sharuvan presented a High Court’s temporary injunction to police yesterday. The baby remains in the father’s custody.
The Human Rights Commission’s annual report for 2013 has indicated that incidents of torture in detention are increasing in the Maldives. While 77 cases of torture have been filed with the commission, a number of additional issues were noticed during visits to detention centers.
“It was more than damage, it was an attempt to intimidate,” said Maldivian Democratic Party candidate Abdulla Shahid, declaring that he “would not back down” in the face of “intimidation”. The offices of independent candidate Hassan Mamdhooh were also attacked.
Contrary to media reports of a lack of interest from local companies, the ministry has said that the Halal fish certification has received great support. The move is intended to open up new markets for the Maldives’ biggest export.
Child Advocacy Network of Disability Organisations – CAN DO – will aim to implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Maldives Disability Act by improving access to information, raising awareness, conducting training, and enhancing early detection and intervention.