The widely-condemned law introduced hefty fines and jail terms for journalists.
Dr Mohamed Asim was accused by at least four junior female staff.
The former president was warmly welcomed in the southern MDP stronghold.
The EPA blamed lack of resources, poor inter-agency cooperation and insufficient enforcement powers.
The 2019 budget is MVR29.6 billion (US$1.9 billion).
Action will be taken against the illegal removal of trees.
Presidents have traditionally been sworn in on Republic Day.
Opposition lawmakers ended their boycott of parliament.
Thirteen lawmakers from the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives signed the resolution.
The Supreme Court was undecided on hearing from secret witnesses.
A dozen lawmakers were deemed to have lost their seats for crossing the floor.
The ruling party has alleged fraud in the presidential election.
The president's office said the boxes contained private property.
There were no changes to the vote counting process, the elections body said.
The MDP says a forensic accounting firm has validated previous reports about a US$1.5 billion scheme.
Maldives National University did not fact-check the president during a recent 'debate.' So we did.
There has not been a 35 percent drop in violent crime since the president took office.