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President's Special Interview
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This is the translation of an interview given to Sinan Ali, the CEO of Sun Media Group and editor of Sun Magazine, by President His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik a few days ago. The interview took place in Divehi, the local language. Sinan: Did President Nasheed call you on the 7th
Dr. Abdul Samad Abdulla and Abdulla Jihad appointed as cabinet ministers
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President Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik has appointed Dr. Abdul Samad Abdulla as Foreign Minister and Abdulla Jihad as Finance Minister.
All-party talks hangs by a thread, as Coordinator travels abroad
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All-party talks aimed at finding a sustainable solution to the political turmoil paralyzing the Maldives has been temporarily terminated as major parties pull out, and Coordinator travels abroad. Discussions among political parties has been temporarily put on hold, after Progressive Party of
I will ask MDP to disrupt and upset the government: Nasheed
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Former President Mohamed Nasheed has said that he would request his Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) to take actions that would upset and paralyze the government of Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik. MDP official website reports that Nasheed made the statement while speaking to MDP activists and
Former Defence Minister summoned by the Police
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The Maldives Police Service has today summoned former Defence Minister Thal’hath Ibrahim Kaleyfaanu for questioning over the issue of arresting Criminal Court Chief Judge. Thal’hath was summoned today at 2 o’clock, and he was accompanied by an attorney, Noorban Fahmy, sister of Alhan
Discussions begin with Dr Didi, to include MDP in the cabinet
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The government has said that discussions are ongoing with MDP President Dr Ibrahim Didi, to appoint members of MDP to the remaining posts of the cabinet of the new government of Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik. Spokesperson of the President’s Office Abbas Adil Riza said today that Dr Didi is
Hussain Waheed appointed as Deputy Commissioner
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Hussain Waheed, who previously held the post of Police Assistant Commissioner, has been appointed as Deputy Commissioner of Police. Commissioner of Police Abdulla Riyaz said on Twitter that Waheed has been appointed as Deputy Commissioner, and congratulated him. Police Media Official
President Nasheed came into power as a green light boy of the Western Powers:  Sri Lankan Energy Minister
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Sri Lankan Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka has said that Nasheed came into power as someone who gave the green light to Western powers, but was made to resign after a few years because he changed his foreign policy. In an interview with Sri Lankan paper The Sunday Observer, he
MDP should go to Supreme Court if they claim the government is not constitutional: PPM
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The Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM) has called on Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) to go to the Supreme Court to establish their claim that the current government is “an unconstitutional government of rebels”. PPM said that the matter cannot be determined unilaterally by MDP, as the
Police discover empty liquor containers and weapons behind Darubaaruge
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The Maldives Police Service has stated that they had found some emptied liquor bottles and weapons kept behind Darubaaruge. A Police media official said that the items were found last night, around 11:15 pm, and said that the police were already investigating the matter. The media official
Group of people gather near the Police Headquarters and President
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A group of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) activists have gathered near the Headquarters of the Maldives Police Service at Shaheed Hussain Adam Building, and the President’s Office, “demanding to be arrested”. Reportedly, they are wearing cable ties. A Police media official confirmed
President accepted some of the propositions of MDP: Special Advisor
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Dr. Hassan Saeed, Special Advisor to the President, said last night that the President accepted some of the propositions by MDP parliamentarians yesterday. Dr. Hassan said that some MDP parliamentarians proposed President Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik to agree to hold early presidential
PPM and DRP draws back from all-party talks
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The Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM) and the Divehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP), two of the major political parties of the Maldives, have both independently withdrawn themselves from the all-party talks. All party-talks were started when political sides agreed to discuss among themselves to
Maldives president blocked from opening Parliament
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MALE, Maldives (AP) — A raucous opposition protest kept the Maldives' president waiting more than nine hours and ultimately prevented him from opening Parliament on Wednesday, three weeks after he took office in a contentious power transfer. Mohammed Waheed Hassan arrived at Parliament in the
Former Foreign Minister Fatuhullah passes away
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Fatuhullah Jameel, who served the Maldivian government for a long time, and was Minister of Foreign Affairs for 27 years, has passed away tonight. Fatuhullah passed away while being treated for heart problems in the Singapore General Hospital. Reportedly, his death was confirmed at 8:15 pm,