The leaders of the Maldives United Opposition have travelled to Sri Lanka after several months of exile in the United Kingdom, fuelling growing speculation of President Abdulla Yameen’s imminent ouster.
Gayoom, who heads the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives, said the lawmakers who voted against the party’s whip line did so “in line with the ruling party’s principles and objectives”.
The Maldives Integrated Tourism Development Corporation is aimed open up the Maldives’ lucrative tourism sector to small and medium businesses, the president’s office said.
Azra Naseem dissects the government-proposed bill to recriminalise defamation. “To start with, direct full-frontal assault on the right to freedom of expression,” she writes.
“My pain over losing Rilwan is largely about what could have been: a close friendship; a long, productive relationship in which we could have spent all this time working towards a shared goal and purpose: of making the society we were born into one that is more tolerant, equal and more…loving,” writes Azra Naseem
Ex Home Minister Umar Naseer speaks candidly about his resignation from the cabinet, the changing political landscape, and the high-profile murder of Dr Afrasheem Ali.
Malé is rife with rumours of President Yameen’s ouster. We look at the legal avenues through which a sitting president could be removed from office.
Prosecutors said former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb had hired 27-year-old Lahiru Madhushanka to assassinate President Abdulla Yameen last October.
Environmental groups say construction of an airport on the “unique and rare” island of Dhigulaabadhoo in southern Gaaf Dhaal Atoll would lead to biodiversity loss.