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News in Brief

  • PPM MP Ibrahim Riza elected to represent Majlis on JSC
  • Majlis accepts two government-sponsored bills for further review
  • Parliament endorses nominees for four diplomatic posts
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Fiqh Academy VP condemns Sexual Offenses Bill for conditional criminalisation of marital rape

Dr Mohamed Iyaz Abdul Latheef, Vice President of the Maldives Fiqh Academy condemned the recently passed ‘Sexual Offenses Bill’ for conditionally recognizing marital rape, and asked the members of Parliament who voted for the bill to repent.


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“Good response” to voluntary repatriation program

On average, a 100 undocumented workers are registering each day for the government’s voluntary repatriation program, the Department of Immigration has said.


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Police to invalidate roadworthiness of vehicles that do not meet standards

Police has said that they will commence a special operation starting from 1 January to ensure all the vehicles meet the roadworthiness standards required by the transport ministry and cancel the roadworthiness of those vehicles that do not meet the standards.


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Inmates to work on Thilafushi road construction

“This administration’s aim is to make detainees in our jails work in various government projects. To bring them out of their current situation,” Home Minister Umar Naseer said.


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World’s largest floating book fair docks in Malé

Returning to the Maldives after 40 years, German Christian charity GBA – whose ships have visited 150 countries – will welcome Maldivians aboard to purchase books until tomorrow evening.


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Germany grants €3million for climate protection project

€3million in grant aid has been pledged by the Government of Germany for a climate neutrality project in Raa Atoll which will see the installation of solar panels generating 285kw of electricity for local islanders.


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HRCM introduces benchmark for migrant worker rights

The Human Rights Commission of the Maldives has introduced a benchmark for the protection of migrant worker rights, advising state institutions on the standards recommended by the Maldivian Constitution and by the numerous treaties to which the country is a party.


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Vice-president announces unlimited health insurance from January 1

Vice President Mohamed Jameel Ahmed has revealed that the government will be introducing an unlimited healthcare scheme – ‘Husnuvaa Aasandha’ – in the new year in addition to the provision of a GP for every family.


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Fiqh Academy reveals opinion on abortion

The Fiqh Academy of Maldives – an advisory body on issues of Islamic jurisprudence and Shariah law – has set out five situations where it believes abortion is to be allowed under Islam.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories