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20 inmates released under pilot tagging project

The inmates were released with an electronic tagging device attached to their feet, which will send out a signal if he or she steps out of the confined area.

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Mosque, story of my country

The sermons coming out of the Mosque almost always address matters relating to creed, never relating them to issues that are more directly connected to socio-economic problems, writes Aisha Hussein Rasheed.

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All parties, except PPM, required to re-register members

The Elections Commission has ordered all political parties, except the ruling Progressive Party of the Maldives, to re-register members who had previously submitted membership forms without fingerprints.

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MDP and Sangu TV in row over live broadcast of rallies

MP Ahmed Mahloof said an opposition supporter had removed Sangu TV’s microphone from the podium at the opposition’s campaign office or Haruge, resulting in a confrontation between “gangsters” who supported the TV channel and opposition supporters. Sangu TV however said the group were its staff.

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Hundreds mobilized in campaign against dengue

Hundreds of staff at state owned companies, government offices, and volunteers started walking door-to-door in the capital Malé this morning with a checklist of activities to eliminate mosquito-breeding sites. At least four people have died from mosquito-borne dengue fever this year.

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Sea plane with tourists crash-lands, all passengers safe

A Trans Maldivian Airways seaplane carrying 11 tourists crashed landed in the water near Kuredhu Island Resort in north central Maldives at 5:30pm today. The passengers and three members of crew are safe.

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Maldives threatens to leave the Commonwealth, again

The Maldives “will seriously consider its membership at the Commonwealth” if it is placed on the agenda of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) for a second time in four years, foreign minister Dunya Maumoon has said.

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Transparency Maldives call for criminalisation of Illicit enrichment

The United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) – which the Maldives acceded to in 2007 – defines illicit enrichment as a “significant increase in the assets of a public official that he or she cannot reasonably explain in relation to his or lawful income.”

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Government revenue declines in May

Revenue collection declined in May due to a decrease in tourist arrivals and decline in revenue from Business Profit Tax. The government expenses rose due to spending on recurrent expenses.

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Majlis notifies vice-president of impeachment vote

The People’s Majlis has notified vice president Dr Mohamed Jameel Ahmed of a resolution calling for his removal, and granted him 14 days to respond to charges.

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Leaders commit to reconciliation, prepare to begin talks

“I believe this is the time for a major reconciliation by finding a consensus through talks. The government, to show its sincerity, will make all the concessions we can,” Home minister Umar Naseer told the press following a meeting with MDP MP Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

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HRCM questions police conduct in raid of ex-defence minister’s apartment

“The investigation noted matters that raise questions about the actions of police officers in searching G. Enif due to the carelessness of the police officers and because the search was not videotaped,” reads a 35-page confidential HRCM investigation report obtained by Minivan News.

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High Court, citing lateness, rejects murder acquittal appeal

The High Court, citing lateness, has rejected an appeal filed by the state over the criminal court’s acquittal of man accused of killing his girlfriend and stuffing her body into a suitcase. Prosecutors blamed the delay on the criminal court failure to provide documents on time.

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Vice president labels impeachment a ‘constitutional coup’

Vice President Dr. Mohamed Jameel has called his party’s attempt to remove him a “constitutional coup” and suggested that the the international community should intervene to prevent the situation.

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Eight Bangladeshi men arrested for gambling

A total of eight Bangladeshi nationals have been arrested in the Maldives June on charges of gambling. They were arrested during police raids and caught with large sums of money and card decks.

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