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Money laundering checks are a burden on small countries, says Yameen

President Abdulla Yameen has described international money-laundering checks as “red tape” that inflicts disproportionate burdens on small economies.

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Supreme court lifts suspension of lawyer who represented Gayoom

Suood was suspended for and warned over flouting the apex court’s orders and challenging the judiciary’s authority in a series of tweets, the DJA said, adding that his license is to be reinstated Thursday.

Suood has been advised not to repeat the offence, and told that his license would be reinstated Thursday, the DJA said.

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New lawyers granted licenses after year-long wait

More than 130 graduates have been granted licenses to practice law following a delay of more than a year after the supreme court took over regulating the legal profession from the Attorney General’s office.

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More than 100 graduates still awaiting law licence from supreme court

Some hundred graduates who have been waiting on a law license for more than a year had their hopes dashed Wednesday when the DJA cancelled an award ceremony at the last minute

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New court buildings require Supreme Court approval

The criminal court’s move to set up a courtroom in a police remand facility has prompted the Supreme Court to remind judges that new buildings require its’ approval.

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Supreme Courts orders police investigation against ex-vice president’s lawyer

A police spokesperson confirmed that Hussain Shameem is under investigation, but declined to reveal the nature of the charges against the former deputy prosecutor general. The Department of Judicial Administration, which functions under the direct supervision of the Supreme Court, also refused to provide details.

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Supreme Court threatens lawyers with ‘legal action’ for contempt of court

“As false and misleading statements are being made by various parties, without attempting to reach the truth of the matter, and in a way that causes loss of the confidence the public has in the Maldivian judiciary, we remind at this opportunity that legal action will be taken against such people,” the Supreme Court said.

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