Former Under-Secretary of the President’s Office Ibrahim Rasheed ‘Hoara’ Ibbe, who was in pretrial detention on allegations that he had sexually abused a 17 year-old girl, has been placed under house arrested.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said recent difficulties experienced by Maldivians in trying to obtain medical visas for travel to India have been resolved through ongoing discussions between the two countries.
Police have arrested a 46 year-old man living on the island of Ihavandhoo in Haa Alifu Atoll on suspicion of performing black magic.
“They are threatening us. They carry knives and iron bars. The last thing they said was that the captain will be drowned if the salaries are not paid by the end of tomorrow,” a Maldivian crew member alleged to local media yesterday (January 4).
The Maldives Police Service (MPS) has reported two separate collisions on Wednesday (January 3), the first of which occurred near the T-Jetty and the second at the airport ferry terminal, both in Male’.
The Criminal Court yesterday (January 2) extended the pretrial detention period of Abdulla Javid, son-in-law of opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) Chairperson and MP ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik, following his arrest in early December.
The stated purpose of the bill is to establish a legal framework to deal with piracy within the territorial waters of the Maldives amidst concerns at the growing risk of maritime crime in the Indian Ocean over the last few years.
Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) has said that a five month foetus born prematurely yesterday (January 1) was correctly pronounced deceased before being sent to a cemetery in Male’ for burial.
A number of bills passed and decisions made by parliament in 2012 could “weaken the democratic, good governance system” and “restrict some fundamental rights,” local NGOs Transparency Maldives (TM) and Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN) have said.