Hundreds of opposition supporters have gathered at the Artificial Beach in Malé urging President Abdulla Yameen to release all political prisoners.
In an apparent show of strength ahead of a mass opposition protest, the ruling Progressive Party of the Maldives signed up today two MPs and three island councilors from the Jumhooree Party.
The parliament passed today a record MVR27.5billion (US$1.7billion) budget for 2016 as proposed by the finance ministry. The MDP issued a three-line whip against the budget. Some 11 amendments proposed by the party were voted out.
The fisher people of Gaafaru have been waiting on harbour repairs for a decade. Why do promised development projects never materialize?
The civil court last week ordered exorbitant compensation for two officials sacked over allegations of sexual abuse. One is a policeman, and other is a top diplomat. Why was the state unable to take action?
Key facts about the record MVR27.5billion (US$1.7billion) budget passed for 2016.
The death of a 17-year old in an accident in Addu City on Friday, the sixth fatality this year, has revived calls for a law on mandatory helmet wearing.
A police officer caught on camera brutalizing an opposition member on February 7, 2012, was cleared of charges after a criminal court judge ruled that the video of the assault was tampered with.
The UN’s climate fund has approved US$23.6 million for a project to ensure the delivery of safe freshwater to 105,000 people in the outer islands of the Maldives. The project is among the first eight investments approved by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), a global initiative established to provide financing from wealthy nations for adaptation projects in developing countries.