Two fires have destroyed a wetland area equal to 35 football pitches on the southern island of Fuvahmulah. Islanders said they suspect the fires were started deliberately.
A man related to detained former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb was arrested on a charge of planning an arson attack in Male on Friday, The Maldives Independent understands.
Just one of 18 individuals arrested in the torching of opposition-aligned Raajje TV has been charged, according to the Prosecutor General’s Office. Evidence gathered was too weak to charge the rest of the suspects.
Soldiers were on guard outside the Malé Water and Sewerage Company (MWSC) last night after arsonists attempted to set fire to powerhouses in the capital’s suburbs Hulhumalé and Vilimalé.