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Maldives to kick off SAFF championship

The Maldives national football team begins this year’s South Asian Football Federation championship this evening against Sri Lanka. Talismanic team captain Ali Ashfaq has urged fans to be the “12th player”.


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Australian surfers followed, photographed, questioned for hours by Maldives police

The surf tourists who arrived in the Maldives August 30 were wearing ‘Save Thamburudhoo’ t-shirts, in support of a locally led awareness campaign to prevent surf break privatisation.


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Customs staffs complain to ACC over unfair promotions

More than 200 staff working for the Maldives Customs Department have signed a petition submitted to Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), alleging that employees had been promoted in violation of regulations.


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Maafushi Council chair arrested in connection with missing half-million rufiya

Police have arrested the chair of Maafushi island council in connection with the alleged theft of MVR 520,000 (US$33,722) from the council’s budget, which was found missing from a safe in the island council secretariat.


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Former President Nasheed performs live techno-rap debut at campaign concert

Former president Mohamed Nasheed performed live at a Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) music concert on Thursday (August 31) as certain supporters donned t-shirts proclaiming their presidential candidate an ‘Eco rock star’ ahead of his techno-pop-rap debut.


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Comment: Towards a free and peaceful poll

The elections-2013 may be an occasion for the nation’s uniformed services to redeem/reiterate their commitment to the national cause, fair-play and non-partisanship while various stake-holders are holding other institutions responsible for degradation, if not outright decay. That such fair-play should be confined to the discharging of their duties under the Constitution is what it is all about.


Personal issues creating JSC tension as Majlis committee unprepared to deal with “out of control” judicial watchdog thumbnail

Personal issues creating JSC tension as Majlis committee unprepared to deal with “out of control” judicial watchdog

“The Judicial Service Commission is out of control right now, we must do something. The JSC president is ‘out of the circle’,” Parliament Independent Institutions Committee Member and MDP MP Ahmed Sameer told Minivan News today.


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Immigration Department denies vital components missing from replacement border system

The Department of Immigration and Emigration has rejected accusations that a replacement border control system provided by US authorities was not fit for purpose without “enhancements” currently being made to the technology.


Senior PPM official files Supreme Court case against Elections Commission thumbnail

Senior PPM official files Supreme Court case against Elections Commission

“The PPM wants to delay elections or have the Supreme Court intervene to do so,” said MDP Spokesperson Imthiyaz Fahmy.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories