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Posts From Fathimath Isha

Opposition turned away from police HQ

Police blocked off and turned away the six opposition figures wishing to meet Commissioner Abdulla Nawaz regarding the implementation of the Supreme Court’s February 1 ruling.

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Supreme Court judge sex tape case reopened

The tapes caused a scandal as sex outside marriage is a criminal offence in the Maldives.

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Threat of disease from Malé litter, says council

The council said not enough had been done to keep Malé clean in the three years since the housing ministry seized control of waste disposal responsibilities.

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Maldivians urged to ‘call out’ street harassment

A 2015 survey said that 96 percent of Maldivian women had faced street harassment, with 60 percent experiencing it before the age of 14 and 40 percent before the age of 10.

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Apostasy, foreign fighters and religious freedom in the Maldives: a policy paper

The Islamic affairs ministry has published a paper about issues related to religious freedom, mocking religion, going to war in the name of religion, committing murder and acts of war in the name of religion.

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‘No government will’ to protect Maldives cultural heritage

Yumna Maumoon, the former heritage department director, said there was no point in signing agreements that could not be honoured.

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Apostates, jihadists and extremists face tough new punishments

The policy paper, published by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, seeks to address issues around apostasy, extremism and freedom of speech in a religious context.

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Election funding to be released by May 8

The Political Parties Act requires the Elections Commission to distribute some 0.2 percent of the annual state budget within the first three months of the year.

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Anti-graft body seeks prosecution of ex-WAMCO boss

Ibrahim Fuad was dismissed from his position of managing director at the state-owned Waste Management Corporation last May. No reason was given at the time.

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UAE to open embassy in Maldives

The UAE is the top trading partner of the Maldives. In 2016, the Maldives imported US$332 million worth of goods from there.

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Malé outer road expansion breaching environment rules

The road, which is being widened in preparation for the opening of the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge, will connect Malé to Hulhumalé.

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Minister defends capping rates for port workers

Dockworkers at the Malé port staged a short-lived strike and doubled their fees when a ban on daytime goods delivery came into force on April 1.

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Girls brought home from Indian orphanage

The girls were discovered in the orphanage after the man’s Indian wife fled with their three children in 2013 and blocked any contact with the father.

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MP Nihan purchased luxury flat for son

The majority leader said he paid for the Platinum Residence flat with “halal funds” saved from MVR8.5 million earned as income over the past nine years as a lawmaker.

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Drivers threaten strike over daytime delivery ban

Nocturnal working hours since the new transport rules came into force Sunday have forced drivers “to move beyond human nature and live in a manner that could risk the loss of good health”. 

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Malé faces bottled water shortage

Malé is facing a drinking water shortage after production companies halted deliveries to shops and businesses. 

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Maldives Autism Association earn pledges of corporate assistance

Dhiraagu pledged to build a playground outside Maldives Autism Association’s building while the newly-opened Gloria Jean’s Coffee franchise signed a MoU with the group at the opening ceremony of its restaurant Monday night.

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