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News from February 2011

Gaddafi is “a wicked, cruel, evil man”: Former State Islamic Minister

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”I would like to take this opportunity to assure the citizens of Libya that we are with them,” said Former State Islamic Minister Sheikh Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed.


Police decline to reveal identities of political figures involved in Facebook nude photo blackmail case

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”We don’t have Facebook, MSN or any other social networks on any computer of the President’s Office,” said the President’s Press Secretary, on the suggestion that some of those in the President’s Office may be involved.


Foreign Ministry loses contact with Maldivians in Libya

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The Foreign Ministry has lost contact with six Maldivians in Libya, although it has not received reports of any injuries.


‘Saima’ in Thilafushi for refurbishment, says MNDF

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Deputy DRP Leader Illham Ahmed yesterday filed a case with the ACC alleging that the President had given a presidential speedboat to a personal friend, after it was reportedly missing.


Expat finance study announced

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A study to analyse the earnings, expenditure and lifestyle standards of expatriate workers in the country has been announced by the the planning department of the Maldives’ Ministry of Finance and Treasury, according to press reports.


Maldives suffers defeat in Olympic football qualifier

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The Hong Kong national football team managed to make their most of home advantage to defeat their Maldives counterparts 4-0 during the first-leg match in their opening qualifying match for a place in the 2012 London Olympic Games.


Judiciary has failed to keep up with parliament and the executive, says Attorney General

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“Pre-2008, people knew that the judiciary was part of the executive,” said Dr Ahmed Ali Sawad. “Post-2008, the people need to know the judiciary is independent.”


Interpol Chief visits Maldives

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Head of the International Police Organisation Interpol has arrived in the Maldives to visit the organisation’s bureau at the Maldives Police Service, Haveeru reports.


UN Security Council meets as Gaddafi vows “to die a martyr”

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Maldives urges international community to assist Libyans in their aspirations for “fundamental rights and freedoms.”




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