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Posts From Mohamed Junayd

Yameen’s family turned away by police and Prosecutor General

Yameen’s family, as well as activists, were unsuccessful in their attempts to meet officials and were told to come back a week later.

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WAMCO takes over Malé cleaning

Malé city council warned earlier this week there was a threat of disease because of littering in the capital.

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Maldives politicians criticised by EU

One member of the European Parliament remarked on the “shrinking political space” in the Maldives.

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President warns police against corruption and collusion

President Abdulla Yameen fired two police chiefs in as many days over plans to enforce a Supreme Court ruling ordering the release of political detainees.

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Maldives must restore Nasheed’s right to run for office, says UN

The UN committee’s decision follows two complaints lodged by Mohamed Nasheed in 2013 and 2016 about violations of his civil and political rights.

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Gayoom and son deny fresh coup accusations

Maumoon Abdul Gayoom started planning to overthrow the government in 2015, police spokesman Ahmed Shifan told the media in a surprise press conference.

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Hundreds of applications for SME loan scheme

The loan scheme offers sums of up to MVR500,000 for individuals, and of up to MVR1.5 million for partnerships fully owned by Maldivians.

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Police probe death threat against woman for not wearing hijab

MP Eva Abdulla, one of five female lawmakers in the Maldives’ 85-member parliament, condemned the threat as well as the official response to it.

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Will not allow religious freedom in Maldives, says defence minister

Islam is used in Maldivian political rhetoric to appeal to voters and also to malign liberal voices. Those supporting democracy or pluralism are branded as irreligious or anti-Islamic, with sometimes deadly consequences.

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Police raid Dhidhdhoo council offices

Police said the office was searched in relation to an ongoing investigation but refused to provide details.

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Environment ministry ignored ring road project concerns

Top Environment Protection Agency officials said they were prevented from warning the housing ministry to stop the ongoing ring road work.

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Police arrest husband of woman found hanged

Initially reported as a suicide on March 5, the death was investigated after family members raised questions.

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Gayoom pleads for house arrest

The former president said he had written to the court and asked it to reconsider his detention as he was elderly and had health problems.

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Opposition snubs election body

The snub came as the opposition alliance said there had been progress in the talks to field a single candidate against the ruling party.

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Court hears witness evidence in Rilwan abduction trial

Prosecutors allege that journalist Ahmed Rilwan was abducted and that a red car owned by one of the suspects was used in the act.

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Plenty more fish in the sea as over a ton discarded

The spike across the Maldives, especially in the south, has led to complaints about an ice shortage to keep the fish frozen, as well as MIFCO and other firms lacking buying capacity.

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Small is beautiful: startups in the Maldives

Aminath Shareehan Ibrahim launched a startup in the Maldives, creating products based around the Dhivehi language.

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