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All-party talks to resume today
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After a long interruption, the All-Party Talks would resume today, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon at Velanage, Malé. All the political parties have agreed on the agenda for today’s meeting, and have also agreed to constructively participate in the discussions. As the talks are set to
MDP begins meeting near MMA
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Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has held a meeting near MMA building. A large crowd first started the protest this evening at Usfasgandu. They went around on the main streets of Male’, calling to arrest President Gayoom and senior members of the government, and arrived at MMA around sunset.
Request made to establish Police post at Hulhumale
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Hulhumale’ Crime Prevention Committee has requested Police Commissioner Abdullah Riyaz to facilitate the establishment of a Police post at Hulhumale’ Ferry Terminal. The Police said that this request, and also a request to increase the number of Police officers, was made from the
Regulation on tax appeal enforced
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The regulation on tax appeal has been enforced last Monday. This will allow people to appeal to Tax Appeal Tribunal if they are not satisfied with how Maldives Inland Revenue Authority (MIRA) handles tax related issues. The Tax Appeal Tribunal is made up of five members appointed by the
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President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik has said that it will not be easy for young leaders to progress within Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP). The President made this comment while addressing the people of Hdh. Nolhivaram. President Waheed said that he himself had represented MDP at one
Former President Nasheed did want to meet me: Yameen
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Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) Parliamentary Group Leader Abdullah Yameen Abdul Gayoom has said that former President Mohamed Nasheed did want to meet with him, however the meeting never took place due to lack of time. Yameen made this statement last night at a PPM function held at
I will not make unrealistic promises: President Waheed
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President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik has said that he will not lie or make unrealistic promises. Addressing the people of Hirimaradhoo yesterday as part of his current visit to Hdh. Atoll, the President said that the government will make efforts to address the needs of the people of
Fire incident at beach hut in Miladhoo
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A fire incident has taken place at a beach hut on the eastern side of N. Miladhoo last night. Police said that the incident was reported this morning, and no person was injured. A Police media official said that the reason for the fire is unknown, and that the incident is under
Constitution does not allow existence of institutions not recognised by legitimate government: President
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President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik has said that the constitution does not allow the existence of institutions which are not recognised by the current legitimate government of the Maldives. Addressing the people of Hanimaadhoo last night as part of his current visit to Hdh. Atoll, the
Foreign groups no longer talk about early election: Gayoom
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Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has said that foreign groups who stressed the importance of an early election in Maldives do not do so anymore, and foreign ambassadors also never bring up the issue anymore. Speaking at a Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) function held at Artificial Beach
Personal expenses of several Supreme Court Judges paid from state budget
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The Audit Report of Judicial Administration for 2010 has revealed that money had been taken from the state budget for some personal expenses of Judges. The report endorsed by Auditor General Ibrahim Niyaz and published today indicates that Rf6,500 is assigned as car allowance for Supreme Court
Call to save MDP from its leader leads to unrest
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Recently ousted Vice President of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) Alhan Fahmy’s protest to call for a free and ‘new MDP’ has ended in unrest. Alhan commenced the protest with a few supporters at Raalhugan’du area this evening, by saying that MDP is being influenced by its leader Mohamed
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Dhiraagu has announced compensation through bills, for their customers who faced difficulties due to the disruption of internet services following their submarine cable being damaged. Dhiraagu submarine cable was damaged on 18 April, but the problem has now been fixed. Speaking to media,
Laws need revision to make freedom of expression more responsible: President
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President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik has said that existing laws need to be revised in order to make freedom of expression more responsible. Speaking at a press conference held at President’s Office to mark the World Press Freedom Day, the President said that the expression of any opinion
Media should be appreciated, and information should be facilitated to journalists: HRCM
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Human Rights Commission of Maldives (HRCM) has called to facilitate the provision of information to journalists, and for citizens to appreciate and understand the important role of media in a democracy. In a press release issued today, the commission congratulated all journalists in Maldives on