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Posts From Fathimath Isha

Opposition leader’s resorts raided by police and customs

Jumhooree Party leader Gasim is currently in Germany after fleeing the Maldives on medical leave while serving a three-year jail term after being convicted of bribery.

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Roman god textbook exercises lead to blasphemy complaints

Screenshots of grade eight textbooks featuring exercises about gods began circulating on social media after internet activist Thayyib Shaheem tweeted images of them Tuesday.

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Hijab and the Maldives: stigma, shaming and the struggle to take it off

Of the 20 women interviewed, half had stopped wearing hijab and the other half wore it but wanted to stop. None of them wanted to be identified.

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Teen attacked in second student stabbing case this year

Family have said the teen suffered multiple injuries – he was stabbed in the ribs with a knife, two of his fingers are broken and a CT scan revealed a head injury.

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Political parties spar over presidential picks

The ruling party says it can give the presidential ticket to anyone it wants, telling the opposition to put its own house in order.

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Student attacked inside Malé school building

The attackers were stopped by parents as they attempted to flee the scene.

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Ambulance shortage blamed for man’s death

The three ambulances at Seenu Hithadhoo Regional Hospital on Hithadhoo island, Seenu atoll, are currently out of service, an official confirmed to local media.

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Calls for sheikh to drop charges against journalists

The cleric was arrested in November on suspicion of being involved in an alleged Hajj scam.

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Man being investigated over allegations of sexually abusing daughter

Family members of the alleged victim claim the girl was subjected to abuse for more than a year and that the mother was aware of it.

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US issues Maldives travel advisory over terrorism

The influx of US holidaymakers has risen steadily, with an estimated 34,411 tourists visiting last year.

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Bangladesh police investigate death of Maldivian student for fifth time

The case was reopened under a court warrant for the fifth time on December 23, according to Bangladesh newspaper The Daily Star.

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Firm fails in third attempt to sue ex-MP

Maldives Civil Court ruled Monday that Amity Enterprises Pvt Ltd could not sue Mohamed Musthafa to recover money from cheques he issued more than 11 years ago.

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Deadline given to resolve hospital dispute

Local and Indian investors at Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital were given the deadline by the Health Ministry, which has taken over the facility’s administrative work amid fears services might stop because of the row.

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Maldives seeks to hold international fatwa conference

The Fatwa Majlis plans on travel to local islands to create awareness of their fatwas. They are currently working on a website and a magazine, and have made a public hotline available.

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Flat-owners warned against renting out apartments

More than 600 selected winners were awarded flats after 15,000 people applied for a government social housing scheme.

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Man arrested in connection with sexual blackmail of minor

A 24-year-old man has been arrested on the island Kalaidhoo in Laamu atoll on charges of blackmailing a minor to commit a sexual act.

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Agreement over opposition leaders’ proposals

In establishing a unity government, all proposals by opposition parties have been agreeable so far, said MDP parliamentary group leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

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