The former auditor general says Yameen dismissed concerns over his top lieutenant's corruption.
The government has also waived fines and abolished fees for fishing vessels.
European Union sanctions were prompted by his defence of Islamic principles, Yameen claimed.
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Yameen told his home minister not to be "overwhelmed" by Rilwan's abduction, according to chat logs from a cabinet Viber group seen by the Maldives Independent.
The president denied thwarting the investigation into the missing journalist, "who is now dead."
The resort workers association questioned the workability of the proposed scheme.
The president's spokesman denied allegations that he has not disclosed personal finances for four years.
Yameen challenged the opposition candidate to answer to the alleged "betrayals" of the MDP government.
A second city will be developed for a population of 315,000, Yameen announced.
Overdue infrastructure development would take decades without foreign loans, Yameen contended.
President Abdulla Yameen on Friday launched a series of attacks against his jailed and exiled rivals at a ruling party rally in Malé's carnival area.
The 45-day emergency rule was ended effective Thursday noon despite "a diminished threat to national security, because the nation can now continue without further losses incurred,...
Extracts of President Yameen's speech on February 27 in which he railed against "traitors" in the judiciary and police who plotted with opposition leaders to remove...
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...
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...
A former police officer pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a terrorism charge raised over alleged calls to assassinate President Abdulla Yameen.