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News from December 2012

ACC files ADC case with Prosecutor General’s Office

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The Prosecutor General’s Office has confirmed it has received a case from the ACC over the decision to allow GMR to deduct a court-blocked Airport Development Charge (ADC) from concession fees owed to the state-owned Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL).


Maldives to implement smoking ban from New Year’s Day

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The ‘Regulation of Determining Tobacco Free-Zones’ (Dhevehi) prohibits smoking inside cafes, tea shops, restaurants, public places where people usually gather in numbers, parks and all government buildings.


Parliament breaks for two-month recess

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Parliament broke for a two-month recess today following the final sitting of the third and last session of 2012.


Three arrested on suspicion of drugging, raping 13 year-old girl

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A 13 year-old living on Gahdhoo in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll was last week sexually assaulted in an abandoned home on the island after being drugged and abducted, police have said.


Swords, knives found inside residence of MP Ibrahim Riza

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Police have said that a number of swords and a knife were discovered in the premises of Crab Tree House in Male’, the reported residence of MP for Guraidhoo Constituency Ibrahim Riza.


Parliament’s Finance Committee revises pay scheme for senior state officials

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Following a review of the pay scheme approved in December 2010, the Finance Committee approved changes to phone allowances, raised the salary of MIRA board members by MVR 5,000 and increased the health insurance premium for judges and their parents to MVR 7,000.


Nasheed administration was “toppled,” tweets Home Minister Dr Jameel

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Home Minister Dr Mohamed Jameel Ahmed tweeted today that the previous administration of President Mohamed Nasheed was “toppled” on February 7, 2012.


MDP expresses concern over legality of Immigration Department switch

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The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has questioned the legality of transferring control of the Department of Immigration and Emigration to the Defence Ministry amidst wider concerns over what it alleges are a number of “surprising coincidences” this week.


Red Crescent launches campaign to promote volunteerism

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The Maldives Red Crescent launched a campaign last night (December 30) to promote volunteering and raise awareness of the organisation’s activities.




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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories