After the High Court upheld a Family Court ruling last week, the five-month-old child of Ahmed Sharuan and German national Tanja Gab Pradel Sharuan has been returned to the mother in the presence of police.
“Ultimately, it is the public which is affected by crime and relies on the police for more safety – they must have a say in the police’s planning for better policing and safety,” writes Devyani Srivastava of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative.
Tanja Sharuan alleges that her husband had abducted the child from Switzerland after accusing her of attempting to raise the baby as a non-Muslim, despite her previous conversion to Islam.
Following suggestions that the MDP-dominated council could be disbanded, the party has suggested that such comments demonstrate a lack of “political understanding” and desperation from the government.
“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.