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State seeks to anonymise witnesses in Faris identity fraud trial

State prosecutors asked the criminal court Sunday to anonymise two witnesses on the grounds that they could lose their jobs if they testify openly in the identity fraud trial of MP Faris Maumoon. 

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Anti-graft watchdog seeks charges against Fenaka official

The Anti-Corruption Commission is seeking charges against the procurement department director of Fenaka Corporation for allegedly providing undue benefit to private parties in purchasing diesel for the company.

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High Court hears appeal from Muleeage bomb convict

The High Court on Wednesday began hearing an appeal from a man found guilty of planting a bomb near the official presidential residence in November 2015. After a secret trial,

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MP Faris seeks temporary suspension of bribery trial

The MP for Dhiggaru constituency will lose his seat if he is found guilty.

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Ex-defence minister gets extra time for terror trial closing argument

Ameen Faisal is charged with abduction under the now-defunct 1990 Anti-Terrorism Act and faces up to 15 years in jail if found guilty.

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Anas murder suspects given 10 days to appoint lawyers

Mohamed Anas, a speedboat captain from the northern island of Meedhoo in Raa atoll, was stabbed 37 times in July by a group of masked men inside the Litus Service Centre in the Galolhu ward of the capital.

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Court challenged over Faris identity fraud trial

The legal team of MP Faris Maumoon have questioned the court’s authority to proceed with his identity fraud trial. Faris, the son of former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, was charged

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Opposition lawmakers summoned to police

Three opposition lawmakers were Thursday summoned to police headquarters as investigations continue into the alleged obstruction and assault of security officers inside the parliament chamber earlier this year.

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Prisons authority asks for police help to bring back Gasim

The Maldives prisons authority has formally sought police assistance to bring back Jumhooree Party leader Gasim Ibrahim, whose medical leave in Singapore expired Monday night.

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Religious scholar sex assault trial starts

The preliminary hearing involving Sheikh Mohamed Shafiu was closed to the media and public to protect the rights of the underage student, who accused the former university lecturer of sexual assault.

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Dhidhoo council president suspended over housing ministry row

The council president of Dhidhoo island in northern Haa Alif atoll has been suspended in connection with a pending investigation related to newly built housing units on the island.

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Four arrested with ‘party drugs’ after death of two youth

Ahmed Haameen, from the island of Thimarafushi in Thaa atoll, and Fathmath Sama, from the capital Malé, were pronounced dead on arrival at the Hulhumalé hospital around 8:30 pm on Thursday night

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Final flat winners list made public despite ongoing corruption probe

The housing minister on Wednesday defended a decision to publish an anonymous list of flat winners as a corruption probe continued into the social housing scheme and despite thousands of people complaining about its lack of transparency.

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Judge refuses to release MP Faris as bribery trial begins

At today’s preliminary hearing, the MP for Dhiggaru pleaded not guilty to the bribery charge after sparring with the state prosecutor, who was unable to say when he gave the bribe or how much money was involved.

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Suspension lifted for 13 lawyers

The judicial authorities have revoked the suspension of 13 out of 54 lawyers who were barred from appearing in court for signing a petition for judicial reform. On Monday, the Department

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New tobacco rules to introduce graphic warnings, ban sale of single sticks

The sale of single sticks of cigarettes needs to be banned because “it is a tactic mainly used to lure children and young adolescents into smoking,” said Dr Aishath Aroona, vice chair of the Tobacco Control Board.

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State revises charges against MP Faris

The Prosecutor General’s office has revised charges raised against MP Faris Maumoon from accepting bribes to offering to bribe fellow lawmakers to back the impeachment of the speaker.

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