Renowned Maldivian social media activist found dead with 14 stab wounds

Renowned Maldivian social media activist found dead with 14 stab wounds

Male, April 23 (en.mihaaru.com) A renowned Maldivian social media activist and blogger, Yameen Rashid,  was found murdered  Saturday night. Rasheed, 29, of Addu atoll Feydhoo island, was found with 14 stab wounds on the staircase of his house in capital Male. Some close associates of the dead blogger reported that Yameen, who worked for Maldives […]

Lack of political will stymies garbage management in South Asia

Lack of political will stymies garbage management in South Asia

By Frances Bulathsinghala Colombo, April 23 (www.southasianmonitor.com):  Concealed from privileged city dwellers, tucked away from posh tourist resorts and invisible to policy makers are the rubbish dumps in the cities of South Asia. But the thick wall of apathy cracked on April 14 when a 300 ft high mountain of garbage, allowed to build up for years in the low-lying Colombo […]

Maldives ruling group wants re-engagement with opposition on democratic lines

Maldives ruling group wants re-engagement with opposition on democratic lines

Colombo, April 8 (newsin.asia): The three-party Maldives Combined Front (MCF) led by the Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen, has appealed to the opposition led by two former Presidents to enter into a “re-engagement” with it on “democratic” lines in a “sincere and honest” manner for the sake of the Maldivian people. The MCF comprises the Progressive […]

Conditions for ousting Yameen democratically are ripening: Maldivian opposition leader Nasheed

Conditions for ousting Yameen democratically are ripening: Maldivian opposition leader Nasheed

Colombo, April 3: The Maldivian opposition leader, Mohamed Nasheed, is optimistic about ousting President Abdulla Yameen through the constitutional parliamentary route because parliament is now going the opposition’s way, as seen in the vote on the no-confidence motion against the Speaker, says P.K.Balachandran writing in www.southasianmonitor.com. Although the motion was defeated, the margin was too […]

Maldivian opposition leader says he will re-negotiate terms of China-funded projects

Maldivian opposition leader says he will re-negotiate terms of China-funded projects

By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, March 29 (newsin.asia): The Maldivian opposition leader, Mohamed Nasheed, said here on Wednesday, that he will re-negotiate the terms of Chinese-funded projects to see if they were fair and in the interest of the country. “We will learn from the experience of the Sri Lankan Ports Minister Arjuna Ranatunga in re-negotiating the […]

Maldives govt says foreign partners should respect democratic decisions of state institutions

Maldives govt says foreign partners should respect democratic decisions of state institutions

Maldives, March 29 (NIA) – The Maldives government, on Wednesday said that a vote of no confidence on the Speaker of Parliament which was defeated on Monday was conducted in a transparent and democratic manner. The statement came a day after the US Embassy in Sri Lanka and Maldives released a statement saying it was concerned about irregularities ‎that […]

Maldives opposition fails to impeach Speaker of Parliament

Maldives opposition fails to impeach Speaker of Parliament

Colombo, March 27 (NIA) – A crucial vote seeking to impeach Maldives Speaker Abdulla Maseeh, was defeated in Parliament on Monday with 48 MPs voting against when the vote was taken up. The no confidence motion against the Speaker was bought in by the opposition, who were seeking to win a majority in Parliament. With the Speaker unable […]

Maldives opposition considering impeacing President ahead of 2018 Presidential Poll

Maldives opposition considering impeacing President ahead of 2018 Presidential Poll

Colombo, March 27 (NIA) – Former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, on Sunday said his party along with opposition legislators were considering the possibility of ousting Abdullah Yameen by bringing in a no confidence motion on the President. Nasheed, who is facing terrorism charges in the island country and is currently in exile in Britain, […]

Number of H1N1 patients rises to 176 in Maldives

Number of H1N1 patients rises to 176 in Maldives

Maldives, March 24 (NIA) – The number of people tested positive for the H1N1 influenza virus in the Maldives has risen to 176,  statistics released by the Health Protection Agency showed here Friday. Seven more people tested positive with the virus on Thursday with 23 patients in total being hospitalized with H1N1 to date. At least two […]

Flu epidemic makes Saudi King postpone controversial Maldives visit

Flu epidemic makes Saudi King postpone controversial Maldives visit

Male ,March 17 (Maldives Independent): The official visit of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud to the Maldives has been postponed indefinitely  due to a flu outbreak,  the Maldivian Foreign Minister Dr Mohamed Asim announced on Friday. “The visit is arranged for a later date, that date will be announced,” he told the […]

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