The President’s Office has said efforts to establish closer political and economic links with China are not an attempt to directly replace bilateral assistance traditionally provided by India – despite the recent strained relationship between Male’ and New Delhi.
Humam’;s lawyer contended that Dr Afrasheem was murdered between 12:00am to 1:00am on October 1 while the forensic expert did not receive the jeans until a day later, alleging there was a window for police to apply the victim’s DNA to the evidence.
The Criminal Court has delayed the hearing in to the trial of Dr Afrasheem Ali’s murder case scheduled for today, after Humam’s defense lawyer claimed he had not received the police forensic report.
Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) MPs Hamid Abdul Ghafoor and Abdulla Jabir – a member of the government-aligned Jumhoree Party (JP) at the time of his arrest – are among seven suspects whose cases have been forwarded to the PGO this month.
The spiritual oneness of island communities in the Maldives is palpable during Ramazan, especially when most of the community comes together to pray in the quiet, peaceful hours of the night, while the Imam’s Quran recitation can be heard echoing on the breeze. While the religious significance and ritual practice of Ramazan makes this an extremely important month for Maldivians – and Muslims worldwide – it is also very festive.
State Health Minister Thoriq Ali Luthfee has claimed the extension this month of Aasandha health coverage to Maldivians living in Sri Lanka and India with resident visas was possible through cutting systematic “waste” present in the system from its inception under the previous government.
“I don’t worry too much about this [radicalisation]. There will always be a few extremists everywhere, even in Europe and the America,” President Waheed told media.
Police have issued a statement declaring that the CEO of Sun Media Group, Sinan Ali, is to be charged with criminal offences after he allegedly brought girls into his office and had sex with them after offering them job opportunities.
Local NGO Transparency Maldives told Minivan News today that the process for re-registration was “pretty straightforward”, but vital to ensure that any voter expected to be in a different country or island on polling day would not have to travel potentially significant distances to cast their ballot.