Lawyer Nazim Sattar was summoned for questioning at the police headquarters Wednesday over a retweet alleging that the first lady was travelling from Singapore to Malé “with large amounts of cash”.
The first lady’s campaign office began distributing masks, medicine and leaflets about influenza in Malé on Thursday and planned to send supplies to islands facing shortages.
Thirteen councillors have been elected without a contest after the elections commission declared them winners by default in the absence of other contenders.
The hefty fines were the first punitive action taken under the controversial 2016 defamation law. Failure to pay the fines within 30 days could result in the closure of the station and a jail term of up to six months for the former Raajje TV journalist.
The former president’s military bodyguards were prevented from accompanying him on a private visit to India, delaying his flight by an hour after the security personnel were forced to remove their luggage.
“What I see is this government probing ladies more towards staying home and doing cookery. Why would anyone at any level of the government think that handicraft work only belongs to women?” asked Shifa Mohamed, president of the MDP’s women’s wing.
The six men from Ukulhas were accused of “sorcery and unruly behaviour” after opposition supporters created a mock grave outside the home of an MDP activist who switched to the ruling Progressive Party of the Maldives.
Hassan Latheef, a prominent lawyer and former minister, was elected as the chairperson of the Maldivian Democratic Party on Friday
The main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party has decided to boycott President Abdulla Yameen’s annual state of the nation address at the official opening of the People’s Majlis for a second consecutive year.
The elections commission has once again set back the vote to elect local councils stating that voting stations could not be set up in public schools on April 8.
The appellate court threw out the petition by the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party after its lawyer Anas Abdul Sattar failed to turn up to a hearing on Monday.
“If they contest for the council independently or with the MDP because they need a job, I am ready to find them jobs,” Ahmed Shareef said.
Saudhullah Hilmy’s defection was prompted by the cancellation of lucrative government contracts and deals a blow to Gayoom’s plans to check Yameen’s hold on power through the parliament
The high court is set to rule on whether the elections commission was right to void some 900-candidacy papers and open a call for new nominations ahead of the upcoming local council elections.
Gayoom was planning to launch a series of meetings with PPM members when two police officers visited the former president’s office this afternoon and informed his son Faris Maumoon that the gathering cannot take place.
The horrific murder of three-year-old Mohamed Ibthihaal in January 2015 shocked the nation while reports that the authorities had been aware of abuse by his mother sparked public outrage.
Primaries are being held for ten Malé City council seats, 16 atoll and 38 island council seats, the MP said. Candidates have been selected for some 212 constituencies without a primary contest.