China is the single largest exporter to the Maldives, accounting for 28% of the Maldives’ imports in March 2018, according to the customs authorities.Neighboring India rested in the third spot with a total contribution worth of 11% of total goods imported during the said month.
Self-exiled former President Mohamed Nasheed and leader of the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party, on Friday welcomed the European Union (EU) recommendations on electoral reform in the Maldives as “vital”, but insisted that Maldivians would find the call for religious freedom “difficult to accept.”
The Maldivian government on Sunday rejected the UNHRC’s observations and recommendations in regard to former President Mohamed Nasheed and asserted that it had followed the law and the constitution to the letter, and that there is no way that Nasheed can be released and made eligible to contest the next election.
India’s infrastructure giant GMR Group has lost an additional US$ 15 million claim in the legal row over the cancelled contract to develop the country’s main airport. Despite winning a staggering US$ 271 million payout from the Maldivian government in 2016, the company had filed a new claim for US$ 15 million.
The Maldivian government on Sunday rejected the UN Human Rights Committee’s demand on April 4, that former President Mohamed Nasheed be released and allowed to contest the Presidential election expected to be held in September this year. Nasheed was sentenced for abducting a sitting judge which is a terrorist act under the anti-terror law.
The Maldives government must quash the conviction of self-exiled former President Mohamed Nasheed and allow him to contest the Presidential election later this year, the UN Human Rights Committee said on Monday. But Maldivian authorities say he was convicted for kidnapping a judge which is a terrorist act under Maldivian law.
The International Moderation Forum promotes the true message of Islam based on humanity, and advocates combating the global scourge of terrorism, through a moderate Islamic vision. President Yameen is promoting moderate Islam and taking steps to stem radicalism and terrorism.
The Maldives is getting its first beauty pageant later this month, with organisers emphasising the contest’s decency.“Even in the international stage the focus is no longer on the body. It is more than that. It will be very decent and, as countries like Malaysia and Morocco already take part in this it is easy to fit a Maldivian style,” said event organizer Shameem Ibrahim.
India on Thursday confirmed that the Maldivian Defense Minister Maj.Gen. (Rtd) Adam Shareef would not be participating in the coming Defense Expo from April 11 to 14.Though India had extended invitation to take part in the expo which is set at Tiruvidanthai, south of Chennai, the Maldives had politely declined saying that its Defense Minister had already planned official trips to other parts of the globe around the same time.
New Delhi, April 7 (PTI): The US Defense Department has confirmed it is concerned about the rumors of China influencing and possibly exploiting the Maldives. Speaking to Press Trust of India, the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia, Dr. Joseph H. Felter, said there has been growing concern in the […]