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Posts From Saya Ahmed

STELCO MD replaced with president’s office minister

The managing director of the State Electricity Company was appointed state minister of environment and energy and replaced by President’s Office Minister Ahmed Zuhoor.

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Faris Maumoon prevented from visiting dying aunt

The home ministry claimed the lawmaker was barred from leaving the Maldives because he might stay overseas to impede an ongoing investigation.

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Zaid transferred to house arrest in mid-trial

Zaidul Ameen is accused of attempting to sell a secretly recorded conversation with Supreme Court Justice Ali Hameed Mohamed.

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STELCO warns of more power cuts in Malé

The State Electricity Company has warned of more power cuts in Malé after damage to a high-voltage cable left two-third of the capital without electricity in the early hours of Sunday.

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Thoddoo fields damaged by heavy rainfall

“These damages came as the farmers were preparing for Ramadan. Now, this brings unprecedented losses to them. The estimated loss is currently more than MVR1 million (US$64,850),” said the Thoddoo council’s information officer.

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Police seize drugs worth US$150k

The police seized drugs worth MVR2.3 million (US$149,000) and arrested six suspects during operations conducted during the weekend.

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Ex-official accused of plotting to assassinate judge released to house arrest

Ibrahim Haneef was arrested on April 4 on terrorism charges for allegedly plotting to assassinate High Court Judge Shujau Usman. The criminal extended his remand detention four times before transferring him to house arrest on Tuesday.

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Man stabbed in Malé

A 20-year-old man was stabbed Monday night near the Villimalé ferry terminal in the capital Malé. No arrests have been made so far.

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Finance ministry defends Ramadan bonus policy

The finance ministry has defended the government’s policy on issuing the annual Ramadan bonus for civil servants after media reports focused on the exclusion of employees on paid and non-paid leave.

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Independent councillor-elect joins MDP

The Vaadhoo councillor-elect is the first of 101 independent candidates who won seats in the Maldives’ third local council elections to join a political party.

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Powerhouse manager transferred after election loss

The assistant manager of the state-owned powerhouse on the southern island of Thimafarushi in Thaa atoll has been transferred after refusing to resign in the wake of the ruling party’s loss in the local council elections.

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JP headquarters closed after court’s ‘unconstitutional’ conditions

JP leader Gasim Ibrahim was released from police custody on the condition that he refrains from speaking in a manner that sows discord or incites unrest or allowing others to use his property to deliver such speeches.

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Private healthcare providers excluded from insurance scheme

Consultation and treatment sought at private healthcare providers will no longer be covered by the state’s free health insurance scheme after an abrupt policy change was implemented without notice on Saturday night.

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Election ‘marred’ by arbitrary extension of voting hours

Administrative processes during Saturday’s local council election was “marred by the questionable decision by the Elections Commission to arbitrarily extend the voting time,” Transparency Maldives has said after observing the voting process.

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Campaign for council elections enters final stretch

After multiple delays, campaigning for the May 6 local council elections has entered the final stretch with both the ruling and opposition parties walking door to door and holding rallies across the country.

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Four arrested over ‘terror plot’

Four men were arrested on Monday during a series of police raids in Male over an intelligence tip off over a suspected terror plot, according to court documents and local media reports.

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Police pours cold water on speculation over death of Maldivian model

The family of Raudha Athif, 20, alleges that she was murdered by a fellow student at the Rajshahi medical college. But Chief Superintendent Mohamed Riyaz told the press after returning from Bangladesh that there were “no suspicious circumstances” surrounding her death.

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