Three Somalians have been picked up near Gaaf Alifu Atoll without food or water, another addition to a trend that began in 2010. MNDF says piracy is a risk in the Maldives, but maintains an optimistic outlook.
Parliamentary Finance Committee has approved loans to be borrowed and loan guarantees proposed by the government for 2012 “as a policy”.
Parliament’s National Security Committee has decided to forward a resolution to the parliament to prohibit Israel flights operation to the Maldives.
Following the demands made by protesters on December 23, the government has decided to close all spas and has started considering the ban of alcohol and pork in the Maldives, even for tourism purposes.
Mohamed Waheed of Maafanu Goalwich, accused of murdering his girl friend’s eight-month old child in June 2009, has been freed by the Criminal Court on the grounds that the Prosecutor General’s Office (PG) failed to prove he committed the crime during the two year long trial.
Fares-Maathoda MP Ibrahim Mutthalib has been endorsed as the parliamentary representative at the Clemency Board.
According to Haveeru, however, Saleem will remain at the company’s board.
Islamic Minister Dr. Bari has requested Parliament to include punishments for those asking for religious freedom in the Penal Code currently under review.
Ali Arif has been appointed Board Chairman, while Mohamed Shifaz, representing Allied Insurance Company of the Maldives Pvt. Ltd., is the Managing Director of Aa Sandha Pvt. Ltd.