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Posts From Mohamed Saif Fathih

‘What I saw as real was not reality’: Adeeb’s open letter from prison

The jailed former vice president shared an open letter to the public through his lawyer after failing to secure permission to travel overseas for the treatment of glaucoma, kidney stones and internal cysts.

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New councillors take oath of office

Judges and magistrates administered oaths of office to 575 island councillors, 66 atoll councillors and 23 city councillors. The new councils also elected presidents and vice presidents at inaugural meetings after the swearing-in ceremonies.

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Man fined US$13 for assaulting MP Mariya

The judge opted for the MVR200 fine in lieu of banishment, house arrest or imprisonment for up to six months.

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Anti-graft watchdog stops awarding of Hajj quotas

The Anti-Corruption Commission has ordered the Islamic ministry to halt the process of awarding Hajj quotas to five companies that submitted winning bids for taking Maldivian pilgrims to Mecca.

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Bad weather wreaks havoc across Maldives

On Wednesday night, a tornado struck the southernmost atoll, damaging 12 homes in the Hithadhoo ward of Addu City. The roofs were blown off nine homes and two trees fell on the roofs of three houses when the tornado hit around 10:30 pm.

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Man who died in police custody buried without postmortem

A 55-year-old man who died in police custody Tuesday morning has been buried this afternoon after the family decided not to conduct a postmortem overseas.

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55-year-old man dies in police custody

A 55-year-old man detained at a police remand facility died Tuesday morning while en route to a hospital in the capital Malé.

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Vice president returns after official visit to UAE

Vice President Abdulla Jihad returned to the Maldives this morning after an official visit to the United Arab Emirates.

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Complaint filed over state broadcaster’s live telecast of PPM rally

The main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party has submitted a complaint to the anti-corruption watchdog over the state broadcaster’s live telecast of a ruling party campaign rally.

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Government offers land for sale in Hulhumalé

The properties for sale in Hulhumalé include 38 beachfront plots and 38 beachside plots, each between 1,000 to 1,800 square feet. Bidding will start at MVR3,000 (US$195) per square feet.

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High court hears challenge to work ban on ex Haveeru staff

The civil court ruling, which prohibits all former Haveeru employees from working at any other news outlet for two years, is unconstitutional and will amount to forced labour, attorneys said

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Gayoom’s daughter in Twitter campaign to save Malé’s heritage

Since her first tweet on August 15, Yumna, niece to President Yameen, has criticised her uncle’s plans to relocate an 18th century coral stone mosque to a southern atoll and alleged that a 17th century minaret may be relocated for road expansion.

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Jailed MP Mahloof petitions UN rights panel

Mahloof’s petition is the fourth from a high-profile Maldivian politician to come before the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention since early 2015. In September, the specialised UN agency ruled that former President Mohamed Nasheed’s conviction on a terrorism charge was politically motivated.

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How can a sitting president be legally removed in the Maldives?

With Malé rife with rumours of the president’s ouster, we take a look at the constitutional avenues and key players involved in removing a sitting president

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Maldives to tax migrant workers

The parliament approved Wednesday a new bill imposing a tax of three percent on remittances sent abroad by the Maldives’ expatriate labour force.

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Yameen in Singapore on unannounced visit

President Abdulla Yameen left the Maldives for Singapore on an unannounced visit on Tuesday, just a day after his deputy left the country on an official visit to Malaysia.

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