Malé’s Dharumavantha Rasgefaanu mosque has been temporarily closed on the orders of Home Minister Umar Naseer as a “as a first step” against unauthorised Friday prayers performed by a group the Islamic minister has previously described as “extremists”.
After allocating MVR470 million in the budget for cash pensions of MVR2,300 per month, the government intends to disburse MVR5000 to pensioners from the end of February, financing the rise through “innovative” future investments.
Vice President Jameel said the introduction of Arabic language will bring a “special happiness” to the people of Maldives, as the government seeks to enhance Islamic learning throughout the education sector.
The Teachers Association of Maldives warns that if the government fails to resolve concerns over pay discrepancies and other education sector issues, four thousand local teachers would go on a nationwide strike.
Following a letter of complaint from the Islamic Ministry, Malé Mayor Ali Manik has called upon all local guest house and hotel owners to ensure that guests are aware of the appropriate form of dress in the Islamic nation’s inhabited islands.
Dr Iyaz Abdul Latheef said several credible hadiths demonstrate female circumcision is obligatory, while the UNFPA has condemned it as a “human rights violation” as it marks the international day of zero tolerance to the practice.
The PPM spokesperson told the press today that he was planning to submit a resolution to parliament on conducting the referendum simultaneously with the parliamentary elections scheduled for March 22.
MPs have linked the attack on Alhan Fahmy to local gangs working for political paymasters, while one prominent gang member arrested in relation to the incident was released from custody this morning.
While cases of theft reported to police have risen dramatically, drug cases in January increased by 56 percent compared to the same period last year.