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MP Faris charged over use of PPM flag

The MP for Dhiggaru was charged with identity fraud under section 312 of the penal code. Causing a person to falsely believe that the defendant was lawfully exercising official or legislative authority is a class five felony that carries a two-year prison sentence.

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Ihavandhoo council’s restrictions spark debate about treatment of migrant workers

The council ordered all foreign workers to register within five days, imposed a curfew of 10 pm, and prohibited public gatherings with the exception of Friday afternoons. Foreign workers were also banned from fishing, collecting wood, fronds or coconuts, and participating in events without invitation.

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Adeeb a high flight risk, says attorney general

“In what country would a person convicted of trying to kill the head of state be allowed to escape? In what country would someone who embezzled millions of dollars be allowed to leave with that money?” he asked.

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Family of Yameen murder suspect alleges coercion

The police investigating team met with Ismail Rasheed’s parents on multiple occasions and offered immunity from prosecution in exchange for testifying as a state witness, the family alleged.

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Police seek charges against Gayoom’s assistant

The police are seeking charges former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s personal assistant over his refusal to appear for questioning over the alleged bribery of lawmakers by MP Faris Maumoon.

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Police reveal Yameen Rasheed’s murder suspects

Of the seven suspects in custody, Ismail Rasheed, 25, Ismail Haisham Rasheed, 21, and Ahmed Zihan Ismail, 22, have been identified as the prime suspects who committed the murder, the police said.

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Opposition lawmaker slams broadcasting regulator over Medianet fine

Opposition MP Ahmed ‘ADK’ Nashid slammed the broadcasting regulator Thursday night over an MVR500,000 (US$32,425) fine imposed on the main cable television provider for rebroadcasting an Al Jazeera corruption exposé.

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Police introduce rules for issuing summons via social media

An automatic ‘seen’ message or delivery report can be taken as confirmation that the summons has been delivered. The summons can also be issued via a public announcement if the suspect or person of interest is out of the country.

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Bangladeshi suspect confesses to murder

Sumon Mia, the Bangladeshi suspect who has confessed to the murder, was working under the victim at the Ihavandhoo ice plant, the police said in a statement Sunday afternoon.

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Calls grow to authorise medical leave for Adeeb

Amnesty International has joined opposition figures to call on the government to authorise medical leave from prison for Former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb.

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Cable TV provider fined half a million for airing Al Jazeera corruption exposé

According to state media, the ‘Stealing Paradise’ documentary, which exposed systemic corruption, abuse of power and criminal activity at the highest level of government, was deemed to pose a threat to national security.

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Man found murdered in Ihavandhoo ice plant

Local media has identified the victim as Ismail Umar from the island of Hinnavaru, a mechanic at the ice plant. According to community news site Ihavandhoo Online, the police were called in to help open the plant around 4:15 pm and found the body inside the restroom.

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Opposition leaders welcome Gayoom back to Maldives

Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom was welcomed back to the Maldives by opposition leaders and supporters Wednesday night after nearly three months overseas.

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Government borrows US$52m for ‘short-term financing’

The loan was taken from the Bank of Maldives on March 28 to settle unpaid bills and “manage cash flow,” according to information shared by the finance ministry with parliament’s public accounts committee.

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Adam Azim released

Azim, the brother of jailed former Defence Minister Mohamed Nazim and shadow minister of the Maldives United Opposition, was interrogated over remarks made during an appearance on the private broadcaster Sangu TV.

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Maldives eliminates measles

The World Health Organization has verified the Maldives and Bhutan as the first countries in Southeast Asia to have eliminated measles ahead of a 2020 regional target.

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Revisions to criminal procedures law withdrawn

A raft of amendments proposed by the government to the new criminal procedures law was abruptly withdrawn before it was put to a vote at Tuesday’s sitting of parliament.

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