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Political parties spar over presidential picks

The ruling party says it can give the presidential ticket to anyone it wants, telling the opposition to put its own house in order.

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Special Ops police take over security of Adeeb’s prison cell

The jailed former vice president is serving a 33-year prison sentence on multiple counts of terrorism and corruption.

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Election law changes proposed by government

Under the proposed changes the Elections Commission would have to get candidates or their representatives to approve and verify the voter list, which is currently illegal.

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Modi to visit Maldives at “a suitable time”

The Maldives is the only South Asian neighbour that Modi has yet to visit since taking office in 2014.

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Politics and polls top the agenda for EU visit

A European Parliament resolution last October called on Maldivian authorities to reform the judiciary, release political prisoners, and to guarantee the constitutional rights to freedom of speech and assembly.

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Government wants to add treason to Penal Code

The current Penal Code, introduced in July 2015, repealed a set of laws written in 1968.

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Leaked chat log shows bias in market stall leasing

A senior ruling party lawmaker thanked the housing minister and the president for making the arrangement.

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First lady embarks on atoll tour

The first lady is expected to visit islands to evaluate the living conditions of residents.

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Security boost at Gayoom residence is procedural, says MNDF

Security measures were stepped up, with the military recording the names of everyone coming in and out of the house.

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Maldivian minister visits India as president’s special envoy

Relations with India have apparently soured over the Maldives signing a Free Trade Agreement with China in December after the deal was rushed through parliament.

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Adeeb’s prison cell raided

The former vice president is serving a 33-year prison sentence for multiple counts of terrorism and corruption.

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EU delegation to assess election recommendations

The 2014 EU Mission to the Maldives published a report recommending steps to ensure the transparency of campaign financing, promote the participation of women and reduce the risk of vote-buying.

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Opposition leadership plagued by discord and silence

Gayoom and Nasheed have not spoken to each other since March 2017, when the two former rivals signed an historic agreement to work together to “restore democracy” to the country.

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Firm fails in third attempt to sue ex-MP

Maldives Civil Court ruled Monday that Amity Enterprises Pvt Ltd could not sue Mohamed Musthafa to recover money from cheques he issued more than 11 years ago.

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Deadline given to resolve hospital dispute

Local and Indian investors at Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital were given the deadline by the Health Ministry, which has taken over the facility’s administrative work amid fears services might stop because of the row.

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Man arrested in connection with sexual blackmail of minor

A 24-year-old man has been arrested on the island Kalaidhoo in Laamu atoll on charges of blackmailing a minor to commit a sexual act.

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Agreement over opposition leaders’ proposals

In establishing a unity government, all proposals by opposition parties have been agreeable so far, said MDP parliamentary group leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

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