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Posts From Mohamed Junayd

Fenaka audit exposes rampant corruption at utility corporation

A special audit flagged several suspicious transactions that unduly benefited private parties, including the purchase of dollars from businesses without money exchange licenses, the purchase of diesel at inflated prices, and the awarding of lucrative projects without a fair bidding process.

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Yameen launches ‘Y18 Sports Fiesta’ for re-election campaign

The ‘Y18 Sports Fiesta’ organised by the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives as part of his 2018 re-election campaign.

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Housing minister defends anonymised flat winners list

Muiz denied allegations that applicants of the government’s social housing programme were phoned by the first lady’s campaign office to check their political allegiance. 

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‘Maldives with Rohingya’: Raajje TV raises MVR4m for refugees

Several groups have been organising fundraising activities amidst an outpouring of sympathy for the fellow Sunni Muslims.

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Party talks flounder over release of opposition leaders

Proposed talks between the government and opposition have collapsed with both sides blaming the other for the failure to resolve a protracted political crisis through dialogue.

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54 lawyers suspended over ‘unlawful’ judicial reform petition

The four-party opposition coalition reacted to the unprecedented mass suspension by calling on the international community to consider imposing targeted travel and financial sanctions on Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed.

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Amitabh Bachchan cancels visit to attend WHO meeting in Maldives

The cancellation comes after a social media campaign launched by MP Ahmed Mahloof, the spokesman for the four-party opposition coalition, urging the legendary actor to boycott the Maldives in protest against the deteriorating human rights situation.

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Two Maldivians among Malaysia terror suspects

“The two Maldives men, who worked as air-conditioner technicians, were arrested for using Malaysia and Singapore as a transit point before heading to Syria to join IS,” said Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

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Government renews invitation for political party talks

The government has asked opposition parties and former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom to propose reforms to revive the failed all-party talks, Fisheries Minister Dr Mohamed Shainee told the press.

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Judicial watchdog suspends criminal court judge

The judicial watchdog has suspended Criminal Court Judge Ahmed Rasheed pending an inquiry into complaints of ethical misconduct.

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Maldivian man arrested over murder of Bangladeshi

A 33-year-old Maldivian man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering of an expatriate on the island of Himmafushi in Kaafu atoll

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Garbage piles up as state company takes over collection services

Less than half of the approximately 27,000 households in Malé were registered for the WAMCO service when expatriate workers stopped collecting garbage after a ban on carrying garbage bags on bicycles came into force on August 1.

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Seven journalists arrested from opposition protest

The journalists were accused of obstructing police duty while Specialist Operations officers attempted to disperse the “unlawful gathering”.

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Anti-defection ruling will not apply retroactively, clarifies Supreme Court

The apex court explained that the ruling “cannot be enforced retrospectively” following confusion and uncertainty over the status of 10 renegade MPs who left the governing Progressive Party of Maldives after signing an opposition-led no-confidence motion against the speaker.

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Maldives withdraws candidacy for UN Human Rights Council

The permanent mission to the UN in Geneva said the Maldives deferred its candidacy for a later term “in the spirit of regional solidarity and in an effort towards achieving consensus within the Asia Pacific Group”.

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‘Pz remove me’: Yameen’s quarrel with lawmakers goes viral

Leaked screenshots of President Abdulla Yameen admonishing ruling party lawmakers on the messaging platform Viber went viral Wednesday night.

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Ruling party calls on UN special rapporteur to repent over gay marriage tweet

The ruling Progressive Party of Maldives has called on former Foreign Minister Dr Ahmed Shaheed to repent over a tweet about Germany legalising same-sex marriage, accusing the UN special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief of promoting anti-Islamic practices.

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