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MP Faris charged over use of PPM flag

The MP for Dhiggaru was charged with identity fraud under section 312 of the penal code. Causing a person to falsely believe that the defendant was lawfully exercising official or legislative authority is a class five felony that carries a two-year prison sentence.

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Adeeb a high flight risk, says attorney general

“In what country would a person convicted of trying to kill the head of state be allowed to escape? In what country would someone who embezzled millions of dollars be allowed to leave with that money?” he asked.

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Cable TV provider fined half a million for airing Al Jazeera corruption exposé

According to state media, the ‘Stealing Paradise’ documentary, which exposed systemic corruption, abuse of power and criminal activity at the highest level of government, was deemed to pose a threat to national security.

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Man found murdered in Ihavandhoo ice plant

Local media has identified the victim as Ismail Umar from the island of Hinnavaru, a mechanic at the ice plant. According to community news site Ihavandhoo Online, the police were called in to help open the plant around 4:15 pm and found the body inside the restroom.

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Adam Azim released

Azim, the brother of jailed former Defence Minister Mohamed Nazim and shadow minister of the Maldives United Opposition, was interrogated over remarks made during an appearance on the private broadcaster Sangu TV.

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Revisions to criminal procedures law withdrawn

A raft of amendments proposed by the government to the new criminal procedures law was abruptly withdrawn before it was put to a vote at Tuesday’s sitting of parliament.

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Opposition celebrates MP Mahloof’s release

Independent MP Ahmed Mahloof was released Friday morning after serving 10 months and 24 days in prison on two counts of police obstruction.

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Maldives slams UK-led criticism of human rights situation

The Maldives has scornfully dismissed calls by more than 30 countries to restore constitutional freedoms, allow space for political opposition, and prevent the intimidation of human rights defenders.

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Adam Azim arrested for ‘encouraging overthrow of government’

Azim was accused of encouraging the overthrow of the government and of inciting hatred among the public toward the judiciary with false claims.

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Trade with Qatar to continue despite cutting diplomatic ties

The opposition meanwhile condemned “President Yameen’s reckless foreign policy decisions, which appear to be increasingly dictated by Riyadh.”

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Maldives severs diplomatic ties with Qatar

The foreign ministry claimed the government “took the decision because of its firm opposition to activities that encourage terrorism and extremism.”

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Majlis resumes after recess

With no bills to debate on the agenda, Speaker Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed adjourned proceedings after announcing nominees sent by President Abdulla Yameen for parliamentary approval.

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Maldives sells debut US$200m sovereign bond

The Maldives has raised US$200 million from the sale of its debut sovereign bond issue in the international finance market.

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Maldives disappointed with ‘US abdication of responsibility on climate change’

President Yameen called the decision of the United States to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement a blow to global efforts to avert global warming and a setback for essential multilateral processes.

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Maldives donates US$25k for Sri Lanka relief efforts

The Maldivian government donated US$25,000 to help relief efforts in Sri Lanka after devastating flooding and mudslides killed more than 200 people and displaced 600,000 last week.

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Bad weather causes damages in 14 islands

A cyclone hit Nilandhoo in Faafu atoll Thursday afternoon and blew the roofs off 10 houses after heavy rainfall caused damages on Thinadhoo in Gaaf Dhaal atoll the previous day.

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Test flight lands at new Dhaalu airport

A test flight from the national airline Maldivian landed Thursday morning at the newly-built domestic airport on southern the island of Kudahuvadhoo in Dhaalu atoll.

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