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  • Man found dead in Haa Alif Ihavandhoo
  • High Court orders JSC to stop headhunt for High Court Judge
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Journalists association condemns death threats against TVM presenter

The Maldives Journalist Association has condemned death threats made against Television Maldives presenter Aishath Leeza Laurella – host of the much-discussed series of ‘siyaasath’ interviews which features next month’s presidential candidates.


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Maldivian bodyboarders shine in Australian competition

“The Maldives Bodyboarding Association riders took a little time adjusting the cooler climate, but when they did they found their groove and were amongst some of the best in the event,” Jeff Wilcox Memorial Event Director Aaron Dodds told Minivan News today.


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Maldivian Foreign Minister dies during treatment in Singapore

Maldivian Foreign Minister Dr Abdul Samad Abdulla has died during treatment after undergoing kidney dialysis at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.


Q&A: Elections Commission Chairperson Fuwad Thowfeek thumbnail

Q&A: Elections Commission Chairperson Fuwad Thowfeek

Maldives’ Elections Commission Chairperson Fuwad Thowfeek discusses electoral preparations, precautions, and politics as the 2013 presidential election approaches.


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Two vessels including MNDF boat sunk near to capital

Two vessels including a coastguard boat have sunk in waters near to Male’ over the last 24 hours, while an airport ferry travelling to the capital also ran aground off Funadhoo oil jetty due to adverse weather in parts of the country.


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Comment: Revisiting the Maldives’ transition to democracy

There is real doubt whether Maldives can sustain its democracy in its fullest sense…An analysis of the mode of democratic transition that occurred in Maldives may help in predicting whether democracy could be sustained in future, writes Ahmed Hamdhan.


Justice “still out of reach” for Maldivian women, girls: Avaaz.org thumbnail

Justice “still out of reach” for Maldivian women, girls: Avaaz.org

Social activism website Avaaz has said it remains concerned at “the appalling state” of women’s rights in the Maldives, despite welcoming a decision by the High Court this week to overturn a controversial flogging sentence handed to a 15 year-old girl charged with consensual sex.


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HRCM claims mandate pushed to limit over 15 year-old’s flogging sentence

HRCM member Jeehan Mahmoud said that the decision to punish the minor, which has since garnered global attention, represented “continuous failure” on behalf of the whole state to protect children and other victims of sexual abuse.


Leading MDP politicians to be charged with drug and alcohol offences thumbnail

Leading MDP politicians to be charged with drug and alcohol offences

The Prosecutor General (PG) has filed drug related charges against Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) senior figures who were arrested on Hondaidhoo Island in November last year while they were in possession and under the influence of illegal substances.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories