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Yameen cuts ribbons for new harbours on northern atolls tour

Addressing island communities on each stop, Yameen spoke of his economic development agenda, condemned alleged foreign interference in domestic politics and criticised the alliance between the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party and its former rivals.

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China-Maldives FTA will usher in ‘revolutionary development,’ says Yameen

A landmark China-Maldives free trade agreement signed last week will help pave the way for the “revolutionary development” that Maldivians deserve, President Abdulla Yameen said Tuesday night.

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Ex-policeman denies plotting to assassinate president

A former police officer pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a terrorism charge raised over alleged calls to assassinate President Abdulla Yameen.

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Yameen defends rising debt

President Abdulla Yameen hit back at opposition criticism over rising national debt, defending the loans taken by his four-year administration as necessary for development. 

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President promises pay hikes for civil servants

At a rally held to mark the fourth anniversary of his administration, Yameen listed his achievements with a slew of figures, challenging “political leaders who say they do not see development”.  

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Yameen urges voters to choose ‘development over obstruction’

“There are two ideologies in the Maldives now, that is do we opt for the path of development that would take the Maldives to the tallest heights that we want, or do we remain forever at the crossroads,” Yameen said.

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‘This guy is gonna dump US$16bn’: MP Nihan’s leaked audio

A full translation of a leaked audio clip of Majority Leader Ahmed Nihan saying that the constitution was amended to facilitate the sale of Himithi in Faafu atoll to then-Deputy Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman Al Saud.

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‘Pz remove me’: Yameen’s quarrel with lawmakers goes viral

Leaked screenshots of President Abdulla Yameen admonishing ruling party lawmakers on the messaging platform Viber went viral Wednesday night.

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President restricts powers of Fuvahmulah city council

After deliberations with the cabinet, President Abdulla Yameen decided Wednesday that the newly-elected Fuvahmulah city council will have the same powers and responsibilities as the Malé and Addu city councils.

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Yameen lashes out at opposition after election loss

The ruling coalition should learn lessons from the loss in the May 6 local council elections, Yameen said, but contended that an “alternative narrative” could be told about the results.

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Government reinstates health insurance to private sector

The government has reversed an abrupt policy change implemented without notice on Saturday night to exclude private healthcare providers from the state’s free health insurance scheme.

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President Yameen on hate speech and limits of free expression

On Thursday, President Abdulla Yameen spoke about hate speech and the limits of freedom of expression. The remarks were widely seen as a reference to the murder of liberal blogger Yameen Rasheed.

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Government dismisses crackdown on opposition leaders

Dismissing allegations of harassing and intimidating opposition politicians, the government reiterated that the police and judiciary are independent institutions and accused the opposition of pulling “stunts to gain recognition and airtime in the international media.”

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Opposition activist under arrest for defaming Yameen

According to Ali Zahir, spokesman of the opposition Adhaalath Party, Mohamed Haneef was accused of “spreading false rumours on social media to discredit the government and cause loss of confidence of investors.”

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State electricity company allotted land for new powerhouse

The new powerhouse for the capital’s industrial village will also be used as a backup plant “when electricity goes out from time to time in Malé,” Housing Minister Dr Mohamed Muiz said.

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No intention of buying land in Maldives, asserts Saudi embassy

The Saudi Arabian government has no intention of investing in a mega project or buying an island or atoll in the Maldives, the Saudi embassy has asserted, dismissing the “widely circulated baseless and unfounded allegations”.

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Maldives celebrates International Women’s Day

As the government marked the day with special activities at offices and the handing out of annual awards for women, the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party pledged financial support to 44 female candidates contesting in the upcoming local council elections.

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