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Criminal court chief judge transferred to juvenile court

The transfers were made at the request of the Supreme Court, the Judicial Service Commission said in a statement issued late last night.

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Police claim to have evidence of MP Faris bribing lawmakers

The police have claimed to have evidence of MP Faris Maumoon bribing lawmakers to vote in favour of a no-confidence motion to remove the speaker of parliament, fuelling rumours of his impending arrest.

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Criminal procedures law comes into force

The Attorney General’s office said the law was “much needed to place the Maldives justice system on the same footings as developed countries,” and advised the relevant institutions to implement the changes necessary to migrate to Criminal Procedure Act and enforce the law.

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Yameen meets PPM leadership amid growing rift among lawmakers

The meeting followed multiple leaks from an official PPM Viber group showing arguments among lawmakers after Yameen appealed against backing the opposition’s bid to remove Speaker Abdulla Maseeh.

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MP Saud summoned over alleged plot to assassinate judge

MP Saud Hussain was questioned by the police Thursday night over an alleged plot to assassinate High Court Judge Shujau Usman.

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Police ignore pleas from Yameen’s family for update on murder probe

“The past 37 days have been full of sorrow and heartache,” the family of the murdered liberal blogger said today, expressing concern with the police’s refusal to answer phone calls and text messages.

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Adeeb seeks medical leave from prison

Jailed former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb has sought permission to travel overseas for the treatment of glaucoma, kidney stones and internal cysts.

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Sheikh under fire over claim of island with non-fasting majority

Sheikh Ali Zaid said he was told during a visit to an unnamed southern island that the majority of people have been eating during daytime at Ramadan for years.

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‘A dark day’: lawyers and legal experts react to supreme court judgment

The supreme court’s judgment declaring itself the final authority on the validity of no-confidence and impeachment votes has drawn widespread criticism from lawyers, lawmakers and legal experts.

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Defence ministry overpaid contractor for housing project

The ministry of defence and national security overpaid a private contractor MVR92 million (US$6 million) for a housing project in 2015, an audit report has found.

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Council elections turnout at 66 percent

Contrary to media reports and claims by ruling party lawmakers and ministers, the turnout in the capital was 42 percent and voters turned out in much higher numbers in the rest of the country.

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May Day protester released from prison

The clemency board granted a conditional release for a woman jailed for hitting a police officer with an empty plastic coke bottle during the 2015 May Day anti-government protest.

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PPM MP Saud pledges support to Gayoom

Saud is the second PPM MP to abandon President Yameen since the united opposition coalition sought unsuccessfully to impeach the speaker of parliament and dismantle the previously secure pro-government majority.

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Police orders removal of national flag from Gayoom’s office

The police have ordered the removal of the national flag from former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s office in Malé, citing new regulations that require the home ministry’s permission to hoist the national flag on private premises.

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Fear and frothing in Faafu

In a first-hand account of his ordeal, Hassan Mohamed recounts how he was treated like a suspect at the Nilandhoo police station after he was threatened with violence by the brother-in-law of a ruling party lawmaker.

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Government unveils campaign to promote ‘Islamic unity and patriotism’

After purportedly establishing public order and undertaking numerous efforts for economic and social development, Defence Minister Adam Shareef Umar said the president’s focus now is “building youth who loves Islam, is loyal to the nation, and is ready to provide an adequate service”.

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Elderly man hospitalised after chemical attack

The police are searching for a suspect who threw chemicals on the face of the 71-year-old man Tuesday morning on the island of Dhuvafaru in Raa atoll.

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