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  • Terrorism trials begin for over 80 individuals from Thinadhoo
  • Hawaiian company acquires resort in Maldives
  • Velezinee barred from Supreme Court trial
MBC asks DhiTV to respond to the case filed by ACC thumbnail

MBC asks DhiTV to respond to the case filed by ACC

The Maldives Broadcasting Commission has written to private TV station DhiTV asking for it to respond to a complaint alleging that the TV station had broadcast content that was disrespectful to the Anti-Corruption Commission and misled the people.


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Hospitalised Maafushi inmate requested transfer from cell before assault

Ibrahim Azar requested to be transferred from his cell more than an hour before he was severely beaten and sustained serious head injuries, according to a report shared with the Majlis by correctional services. Azar is yet to come out of his coma.


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Voice of Women fears further discrimination for IGMH scandal victims

The local NGO fears “societal myths and misinformation” will lead to further suffering for woman at the center of the recent incident in Malé. Meanwhile, a mix-up with test results in neighboring Hulhumalé is reported to have resulted in a patient’s suicide attempt.


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Comment: The politics of the death penalty in the Maldives

The religious and the liberals and those who are genuinely concerned about religion, human rights, or crimes should oppose this political madness, not each other, writes Abdur-Rahman.


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AG withdraws from non-cooperation case against Raajje TV

The Attorney General’s Office has decided to withdraw the case concerning the President’s Office’s refusal to cooperate with Raajje TV, telling local media that the current government does not wish to discriminate amongst media outlets.


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Pensions office performs U-turn on benefit increase

After telling local media that the funds for government’s 117 percent increase in the state pension had not been received, the Maldives Pension Administration Office has today confirmed that it is working on transferring the new MVR5,000 sum to pensioners by tomorrow.


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Hundreds queue to submit forms to Hajj Corporation

Of the 800 pilgrim quota afforded to the Maldives by Saudi Arabia, 400 were reserved by the government-owned Hajj Corporation. The anti corruption commission last week ordered a revision of the bidding process for the remaining 400 places.


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Resigning not the solution: Health Minister Dr Shakeela

“My resignation isn’t going to solve this. I could resign if that is the case. My resignation is not going to solve it. That’s why I am saying, what is the solution? The solution is all of cooperating and working together to improve the system,” Dr Mariyam Shakeela told MPs in relation to the IGMH HIV scandal.


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IGMH lab technician responsible for HIV blood transfusion in custody

Health Minister Dr Mariyam Shakeela, IGMH Deputy CEO Dr Mohamed Habeeb, and senior officials at the Ministry of Health were grilled by MPs on the government oversight committee yesterday following the transfusion of HIV positive blood to a Maldivian patient.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories