The state-owned Maldives Ports Limited is under investigation by the anti-graft watchdog over the procurement of a small boat badly in need of repairs for MVR5 million (US$65,000). The MPL is also under fire for paying MVR2.9 million as legal fees to a ruling party lawmaker.
A spokesman said the police have sent files on the investigation to the prosecutor general’s office, but declined to comment on the charges against the opposition leader.
Two companies involved in the MMPRC scandal have won legal bids to recover an island and a lagoon seized by the Maldivian authorities after an audit report revealed that the state did not receive acquisition fees.
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Commonwealth membership brings a wide range of benefits, many of which the Maldives, to its credit, has taken full advantage of, writes James Dauris, British ambassador to the Maldives.
Shadiya Ibrahim, the UNFPA’s assistant representative hails the Maldives’ ground-breaking Gender Equality Act, but says affirmative action is necessary to bridge the gender gap in political life and the work-place
Faris Maumoon discusses plans to weaken his uncle, President Abdulla Yameen’s stranglehold on power, and shares his take on where it all went wrong, his father’s legacy and how he came to be involved in politics
Qasim and his wife Razeena’s bodies were found dead in their bed on Sunday. The cause of their death remains a mystery.
The police drug enforcement department launched a special operation using sniffer dogs in Malé and nearby islands last Thursday, searching hundreds of suspects for illicit narcotics.
Workers are combing Fuvahmulah’s beach by hand in an effort to clean up several thousand tonnes of aggregate dumped on the island’s reef in a historic environmental disaster, as the EPA remains tightlipped on the extent of the damage.