On Sunday, the government asked the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party and the Adhaalath Party to send details of its representatives for all-party talks “as they were the only parties who have not yet done so despite several previous requests.”
Police are investigating Ameen Faisal on terrorism charges over the president’s military detention in 2010 and have barred the ex minister from leaving the country
Reserves at the Maldives Monetary Authority readily available for use in the foreign currency exchange market declined by US$1.5 million in July as the central bank took steps to alleviate a dollar shortage.
Omkar Khandekar recounts the police raid on the Maldives Independent’s office in the wake of the much-anticipated release of Al Jazeera’s corruption exposé Stealing Paradise.
Mohamed Shainee speaks about the Maldives United Opposition, rifts within the ruling party, talk of the transition of government and how President Abdulla Yameen keeps his cabinet together: by sending the message, ‘Whatever you do, you can’t get away with this.
Hussain Shameem, the MUO’s shadow cabinet minister for constitutional reform, speaks about details of the opposition’s plans for the transition and beyond
The supreme court has introduced new rules requiring the family court to seek its approval before registering marriages involving minors. In accordance with Islamic sharia, the Maldives’ family law allows children under the age of 18 who have reached puberty to get married with a special permission from the family court.
The man was charged under the old penal code, which carries a penalty of either six months in prison or house arrest, or a fine of MVR200 for assault. The new penal prescribes jail terms of up to four years but the constitution prohibits imposing a more severe penalty than the one applicable at the time the offence was committed.
The Environment Protection Agency is assessing the damage caused to the Fuvahmulah reef after a Vietnamese cargo ship ran aground on the southern island’s lagoon.