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Parliament to review constitutional amendment regarding religion

“My suggestion is that instead of a public referendum, we change the amendment to read that such a change cannot be brought about unless it is passed by the parliament, then approved by the seven judges sitting on the Supreme Court bench, and after which it will still need to be ratified by the President,” MP Muhthalib proposed.


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40 Somali castaways sent back home after four years

Somali nationals who were discovered in Maldivian waters on different dates since December 2009 have been repatriated back to their home country. Police have reported the castaways have returned home on a chartered flight with security officers.


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Government requests bids for Hulhumale’ bridge project

The Yameen administration today became the third consecutive government to set its sights on the construction of a bridge connecting the main island of Male’ with neighbouring Hulhumale’. The Minister of Economic Development assured that foreign investors in the project would be afforded the full protection of the constitution.


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Minister of Home Affairs orders the removal of “any material inciting hatred towards police”

“For a long time now, there have been attempts of different levels to ruin the reputation of the police force and to create hatred amongst the public for this institution. This is something that has been done in other countries too. But the thing is, peace and stability have never been established in such countries,” said Umar Naseer.


Maldives absent from Corruption Perceptions Index for second consecutive year thumbnail

Maldives absent from Corruption Perceptions Index for second consecutive year

“The problem is that Maldives is a small country and the interactions of international institutions may be limited, as well as the required information may not have been obtained in time, or the data that eventually does come through may not be utilized due to data quality,” said Aiman Rasheed of Transparency Maldives.


Criminal Court sentences opposition activist ‘Hoara Ibbe’ to 10 years for child abuse thumbnail

Criminal Court sentences opposition activist ‘Hoara Ibbe’ to 10 years for child abuse

Former Under-Secretary of the President’s Office and opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) activist, Ibrahim Rasheed ‘Hoara Ibbe’ has been sentenced to 10 years in jail after the Criminal Court found him guilty of sexually abusing a 17-year old girl he later married.


Fornicating couple sentenced to 18 months jail, 25 lashes for self-made sex video thumbnail

Fornicating couple sentenced to 18 months jail, 25 lashes for self-made sex video

The Criminal Court has sentenced two consenting adults for 18 months in jail and 25 lashes for engaging in and taping extramarital sex, while renowned Qari Hussain Thaufeeq was handed a suspended sentence for multiple counts of child molestation.


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Four passengers detained for threatening to hijack plane

The Head of Aviation Security Command Colonel Mohamed Ziyad told local newspaper Haveeru that the four passengers had given out a false alarm in a bid to express their frustration over the delay in boarding the passengers to the flight.


“Everything is in order” for Maldives’ presidential election runoff: EC thumbnail

“Everything is in order” for Maldives’ presidential election runoff: EC

“Everything is in order” for a free, fair, inclusive and transparent poll to take place tomorrow, Elections Commission Chairperson Fuwad Thowfeek told Minivan News today.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories