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