The group was “actively trying to incite violence”, claimed MDP Spokesperson and MP Hamid Abdul Ghafoor. “We suspect the [rival parties] paid the children.”
Pressure is growing in the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) for its council to decide whether to continue backing President Dr Mohamed Waheed’s government ahead of September’s presidential election, a party official told Minivan News.
The Maldives Police Service (MPS) has decided to station officers of the Special Operations (SO) command in the island of Thinadhoo in Gaaf Dhaal atoll.
“We hope that the PIC and the security forces will work together to ensure they are able to resort to reasonable and internationally accepted means while engaging with assemblies,” said Forum Asia’s South Asian Programme Officer Gayatri Khandhadai. “Similarly we hope that all protesters also resort to peaceful and democratic means while exercising their right to assembly.”
The former President yesterday launched a second volume of Dhivehi translation and interpretations of Sahih Muslim’s Hadiths by former State Minister for Islamic Affairs, Sheikh Hussain Rasheed Ahmed.
Child prostitution in Laamu Atoll has become so “common” the underage victims consider it “normal”, a private clinical psychologist has revealed to Minivan News.
“To those people that are in relationships with violent partners: I strongly urge you to get away, putting [yourselves at a] sufficient distance to end matters peacefully,” Julia Fareed told Hong Kong media after her ex-husband Ahmed Fareed was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of her aunt.
Twenty-seven year-old Aishath Safa died after she was hit by the propeller of a diving boat near the island of Hinmafushi, the second such fatality involving a dive boat this year.
The Criminal Court has acquitted six men charged with the gang rape of a minor, on the grounds that the prosecution was unable to offer sufficient evidence to prove they were guilty.