Authorities have said that the body of the deceased, identified as 32 year-old Korean national Dohwan Oh, has been transported to Male’ and is now awaiting repatriation.
Following an investigation carried out by UK-based newspaper The Guardian, politicians at Westminster and the Scottish Parliament of Holyrood are to press government ministers on the Scottish Police College at Fife’s role in training Maldivian officers.
The Maldives Police Service has said nine individuals were arrested during a recent 24 hour special operation conducted to try and curb crimes occurring in Male’.
The Malaysian government has expressed “disappointment” at the scrapping of the Maldives’ “legitimate” contract with the GMR-Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad consortium.
“[The staff] are not struggling, that’s wrong. If they are struggling, they will not stay. They are staying and that means they are not struggling. I am struggling more than them,” said Jabir.
A Maldivian man who worked as a college dean at American College in Dublin, Ireland has been fined €3,000 (MVR 60,676) for using his work credit card to pay for personal expenses.
The Maldives has undergone great changes in terms of tourism and national development since the Lonely Planet last published a guide on the Maldives in 2009, according to author Tom Masters.
Immigration authorities have confirmed that a Chinese national allegedly linked to the disappearance of a tourist staying at a Maldives holiday resort has fled the country, defying a court-mandated travel ban issued on December 12.
A 26-year-old male and 20 year-old-female have reportedly been arrested by police in connection with the discovery of a five-month-old foetus found buried on a beach on the island of Maradhoo Feydhoo in Seenu Atoll yesterday.