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Former President Maumoon has met his children in Dhoonidhoo, except Ghassan
    2 weeks 6 days ago
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All the children of the former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, currently in police custody at Dhoonidhoo, has met him aside from Ghassan Maumoon. Abdul Aleem, a close person to President Maumoon, told Sun Media that Dunya Maumoon, Yumna Maumoon and Faaris Maumoon were present at the meeting at
Civil Service employees get a salary bump
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Employees under the Civil Service Commission has gotten a raise in their salaries. The Civil Service Commission said that in an effort to make the Maldivian Civil Service institutes provide quality the most efficient service, the government has decided to raise the salary and benefits for the
Judge Ali Hameed suspended
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Supreme Court Judge, Ali Hameed has been suspended. Judicial Service Commission, (JSC) suspended the judge after a commission meeting today. JSC said that Judge Ali Hameed was suspended after received evidence of his involvement in treason, bribery and an attempt to overthrow the
China: Against foreign intervention in Maldivian domestic disputes
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The political unrest in Maldives is a domestic affair of the country, and the government of China is against any international intervention in the domestic affairs of Maldives, says the Chinese foreign ministry. Speaking at a press briefing, the spokesperson at China’s foreign ministry, Geng
Visas for ITB Berlin to be issued from embassy in Lanka as before
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Plans to establish a temporary biometric center in Male’ City to issue visas for Maldivians visiting Germany for the world’s largest tourism trade fair – ITB Berlin – has been cancelled, says Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The temporary biometric center, which would have allowed Maldivians
Registrar of Tax Appeal Tribunal dismissed
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The Registrar at Tax Appeal Tribunal, Maajidha Majdhy has been dismissed from her post. The Tax Appeal Tribunal issued a statement last Tuesday night, that Maajidha had questioned the legitimate government of the country and called for people not to pay their taxes over social media. The
President: Uneasy over appeal for foreign intervention
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It’s uncertain whether the political turmoil of the past week is over with appeals being made for foreign intervention in Maldives, says President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. Speaking at the gathering organized by the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) last Tuesday night, President
Supreme Court ruling amended not to release political figures
    2 weeks 7 days ago
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Supreme Court ruling on Thursday has been amended not to include the release of nine political figures. The amendment was made in a Supreme Court ruling tonight. The court issued the initial ruling on Thursday with the unanimous vote of the five Judges of the court including the Chief Justice,
Suspension on seven lawyers lifted
    2 weeks 7 days ago
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The suspensions set on seven lawyers have been lifted, now allowing them to practice in the Maldives. Today, the Department of Judicial Administration (DJA) said that the suspension against seven lawyers have been lifted after reviewing their cases thus allowing them to practice in law in the
Limits placed on rights of those arrested during State of Emergency
    2 weeks 58 minutes ago
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President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has made a amendment to his Presidential Decree for State of Emergency, limiting rights of those arrested during the period. The Decree has been amended to include Article 48 of the Constitution – which states the rights of arrestees. The rights of all
Safari harbored at Hulhumale’ engulfed in flames
    2 weeks 2 hours ago
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Fire is raging through a safari harbored at the Hulhumale’ lagoon. Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) says it received report of the fire onboard the safari “Velaa” at approximately 9 am this Tuesday. The Fire and Rescue Department of the MNDF are currently working on putting out
Chief Justice, Supreme Court Judge Ali Hameed arrested
    2 weeks 2 hours ago
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Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and Supreme Court Judge Ali Hameed has been taken into police custody. They were arrested in the pre-dawn hours of this Tuesday. Maldives Police Service issued two subsequent tweets announcing that the Chief Justice and Judge Ali Hameed were arrested in connection
Ex-President Maumoon arrested
    2 weeks 2 hours ago
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Former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom – half-brother of current President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom - has been taken into police custody. He was arrested in the pre-dawn hours of this Tuesday from his spouse’s residence, M. Endherimaage, as part of a special operation run by the
MP Faris Maumoon released from detention
    2 weeks 3 hours ago
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Dhiggaru MP Ahmed Faris Maumoon has been released from detention at Dhoonidhoo Prison. Faris’ attorney, Hussain Shameem confirmed Faris was released this Tuesday morning. Shameem said there was no guarantee Faris won’t be re-arrested, despite his release from custody. Faris was
State of Emergency declared
    2 weeks 16 hours ago
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A State of Emergency has been declared in the Maldives. The State of Emergency was declared for the next 15 days withholding some of the constitutional rights which are: - Freedom of public gathering and protest - Judicial administration - Warrantless arrests - Warrantless seize and