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Political bias limiting right to information: panel thumbnail

Political bias limiting right to information: panel

Maldivian journalists and NGO leaders have noted the lack of cooperation by government institutions as well as ethical shortcomings of media outlets in disseminating balanced, information during discussion panels held with US Embassy and UN representatives.


Man sentenced to four years in prison for forcing three Thai women into prostitution thumbnail

Man sentenced to four years in prison for forcing three Thai women into prostitution

Three Thai women – aged 21, 24 and 36 – testified in court that Latheef had forced them into prostitution after bringing them to the Maldives, ostentatiously to work as massage therapists.


Maldivians living in Malaysia to receive Aasandha health insurance coverage thumbnail

Maldivians living in Malaysia to receive Aasandha health insurance coverage

Local media meanwhile reported last week that the National Social Protection Agency (NSPA) owed foreign hospitals US$400,000 as a result of the country’s ongoing foreign currency shortage, with at least one facility in Sri Lanka suspending Aasandha service.


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Minor arrested in connection with July murder of 31 year-old man

Police have arrested a minor in connection with the murder of Ahmed Nizar, 31, of Woodland House in Gan, Laamu Atoll, who was killed on July 14, 2013.


DRP denies holding coalition talks with President Waheed’s election rivals thumbnail

DRP denies holding coalition talks with President Waheed’s election rivals

DRP Deputy Leader Ibrahim Shareef said this year’s election was very much a “money game” that had affected the wider campaign atmosphere in the country, notably in how individual candidates were being portrayed in the media.


The culture of silence surrounding suicide in the Maldives thumbnail

The culture of silence surrounding suicide in the Maldives

Authorities admit to a lack of adequate psychological support surrounding suicide, while the media struggles with the dilemma of reporting such incidents due to fear of promoting copycat attempts.


Kulhudhufushi and Fuvamulah hospital staff protest over 10 hour work day thumbnail

Kulhudhufushi and Fuvamulah hospital staff protest over 10 hour work day

Staffs working at Kulhudhufushi Island Hospital in Haa Dhaalu Atoll and Fuvamulah Hospital in Gnaviyani Atoll have held protests over a change in their duty roster that would require them to work overtime.


Campaigns, celebrations and a supposedly vehicle-free evening: Eid in Male’ thumbnail

Campaigns, celebrations and a supposedly vehicle-free evening: Eid in Male’

The Maldives celebrated Fitr Eid on Thursday, August 8 with Eid prayers at the Maafannu stadium, state organised parades, music shows, traditional games and vehicle-free streets.


Witnesses testify against chief suspect Humam in ongoing Afrasheem murder trial thumbnail

Witnesses testify against chief suspect Humam in ongoing Afrasheem murder trial

During the hearing of the trial, Humam also made several statements. He claimed that he was not mentally stable and that he wanted a psychologist to assess him before the trials proceeded.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories