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Indian authorities report hundreds of workers forced from Maldives without wages thumbnail

Indian authorities report hundreds of workers forced from Maldives without wages

The Indian High Commission in Male’ has accused numerous state institutions of being complicit in – even “deliberately encouraging” – the nonpayment and subsequent deportation of hundreds of it nationals employed in the Maldives.


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Maldives’ media in spotlight as election fallout continues

“The Maldives Broadcasting Commission was threatening media organizations, was failing to establish equality in implementing regulations, was failing to implement the Broadcasting Act and therefore MMC has lost faith in the current members of MBC,” MMC President Husham Mohamed told local media.


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Death threats force Elections Commission to seek police assistance

“It’s not just myself and my family, but Elections Commission staff, including most directors and even some heads of ballot boxes and other polling station staff who have received threatening messages that they and their families will be killed,” Elections Commission Chair Fuwad Thowfeek told Minivan News.


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Six protesters released on condition they don’t participate in protests for two months

The Criminal Court has released six persons arrested during the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) protest calling for presidential elections, on condition that they do not participate in protests for two months.


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Police investigating death of baby in Vilimale’

Police have started investigating the death of a one month baby on Villimale’, the mother and father of the baby was arrested yesterday afternoon, though police have denied that they are investigating a murder.


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Busting black magic on Guraidhoo

A wide-spread deep belief in the supernatural combined with a tense presidential poll has increased paranoia, and has spurred a group of men to actively patrol the two schools where polling booths will be placed, and to conduct a drive to undo the effects of fanditha on Guraidhoo Island.


Q&A: Elections Commission Chairperson Fuwad Thowfeek thumbnail

Q&A: Elections Commission Chairperson Fuwad Thowfeek

Maldives’ Elections Commission Chairperson Fuwad Thowfeek discusses the Jumhooree coalition’s refusal to accept their first-round defeat and the subsequent vote rigging allegations which have triggered a barrage of judicial, political and media actions against the commission.


AG’s election intervention constitutional, yet morally questionable: senior legal source thumbnail

AG’s election intervention constitutional, yet morally questionable: senior legal source

Attorney General (AG) Azima Shukoor’s intervention in a Supreme Court case against the Elections Commission (EC) is constitutional, despite questions over the “moral grounds” for her involvement, a senior legal expert has said.


Economic diversification vital for food and energy security, says government report thumbnail

Economic diversification vital for food and energy security, says government report

The Maldives continues to face huge issues of food security, last year importing 90 percent of all goods consumed, while also being one of the most “oil vulnerable” countries in the world, according to a government report calling for significant economic diversification.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories