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Posts From Saya Ahmed

Media threatened with legal action for reporting prisoner statements

The statement follows several stories based on comments from the jailed former vice president Ahmed Adeeb and his lawyers.

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Faris arrest is ‘political atrocity’, says opposition

A spokesman from the President’s Office earlier confirmed that President Abdulla Yameen ordered police to arrest his nephew Faris.

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Police investigate child sex abuse Facebook page

The punishment for sexually abusing a child is up to 25 years in prison.

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President orders nephew’s arrest

Faris Maumoon, who was in custody for six months while on trial for bribery, was given a conditional release last week by the Criminal Court.

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Government scraps disability housing programme

An investigation by the Anti-Corruption Commission found that some 571 application forms that were evaluated under the marking criteria lacked the necessary information.

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Gayoom accused of calling for a coup

The former president made the remarks at an opposition gathering and called for immediate reforms, saying there was no need to wait for a particular time.

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Villa Group to sue customs, police officials after raids

A leading resort firm in the Maldives is suing customs and police officials involved in recent raids, following the suspension of an alcohol import license and the confiscation of alcohol

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Probes begin into unborn baby death

A lack of facilities and qualified doctors at regional hospitals and island health centres has caused concern in the past, even protests, with Maldivians travelling to the capital for treatment.

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Registered journalists barred from courtroom hearings

Despite the registration process, most hearings get delayed and journalists are forced to wait in the lobby for hours before hearings begin.

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US$126m cash injection from ADB for waste management project

Thilafushi island, which is seven kilometres from Malé, stores the refuse produced in the capital and uses it as landfill, or the rubbish is burnt.

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Rise in cases of child sex abuse

Child abuse and sexual abuse remain key problems in the Maldives, and a mandatory child sex offenders’ registry was published in 2015.

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Villa Group goes to court after booze raids

Key opposition leader Gasim Ibrahim is the founder of Villa Group, which owns and manages resorts in the Maldives. The alcohol at his Fun Island resort was confiscated Saturday night following raids on five of his properties.

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Student attacks unrelated, police confirm

Police said a 14-year-old held in connection with the first attack was handed over to the family, but a 15-year-old connected to the second attack is being detained for 10 days.

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First lady distributes cash to island’s needy

An islander said envelopes carrying MVR1500 (US$97) were distributed during an event at Afeefuddin School.

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Six-month jail term for man who threatened to kill ex-wife

There have been 11 cases of domestic violence so far this year.

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Malé mayor concerned over worsening crime rate in capital

Shifa Mohamed told reporters that in 2017, more children aged 15 to 16 were involved in serious assault cases than previous years.

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Increase in Maldivians heading to Syria

A dozen Maldivians were arrested in Turkey, a further 13 were apprehended in other countries and 21 were held in the capital Malé.

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