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News from July 2012

MDP would consider halting protests for “substantial” high-level talks

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President Waheed’s government meanwhile has said it will not consider reconvening proposed talks between senior politicians and former President Mohamed Nasheed until he ceases the alleged “harassment” and “threats of violence” against its ministers.


Court fines Shafeeg for defaming Gayoom by publishing book on torture during his rule

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Former President Gayoom sued Shafeeg for politically-motivated slander over a book he released in 2010, in which he claimed that 111 Maldivian citizens were held in custody and tortured under Gayoom’s administration.


Parliament sittings canceled indefinitely by Speaker

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Speaker Abdulla Shahid has announced that parliament sittings will be cancelled indefinitely as “a peaceful atmosphere could not be assured” for sittings to proceed amidst rising political tension.


Samah confesses to murdering policeman after drinking cologne

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Mohamed Samah of Kaashidhoo today confessed in the Criminal Court to attacking Lance Corporal Adam Haleem, stating that he was under the influence of alcohol after drinking cologne.


Gayoom expresses “frustration” over “foreign influence” in inquiry commission

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“Perhaps a person may make contrasting statements rarely. But we are speaking of several and repeated statements, which may suggest that [Gayoom] maybe exhibiting symptoms of dementia. People of that age face dementia, due to old age,” alleged head of the MDP’s legal team, Ibrahim ‘Ibra’ Ismail.


President Waheed extends CNI deadline, provides personal account of transfer of power

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President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan has extended the deadline by which the Commission of National Inquiry (CNI) must conclude its report into February’s transfer of power to August 30, 2012.


BML posts MVR 40 million profit in half year results

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The Bank of Maldives (BML) has posted a MVR 40 million (US$2.6 million) net profit in its half year results to June 2012.


Ahmadinejad sends independence day congratulations to President Waheed

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President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has congratulated President Mohamed Waheed of the Maldives for the occasion of the country’s Independence Day, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).


Paradise Island Resort to host 2012 GMR Maldives Travel Awards

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Paradise Island Resort and Spa is set to host the 2012 GMR Maldives Travel Awards ceremony on Friday September 28, organisers have said.




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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories