Maldives, Nov 23 - China's Ambassador to Maldives, Zhang Lizhong has dismissed claims that the Maldives owed the Chinese government a debt of US 3 billion dollars stating the figures were 'deeply exaggerated', local media reported Friday. In an interview with the local 'Avas' media, Lizhong said many including the former Maldives President, Mohamed Nasheed had been 'misinformed' and according...
Maldives left the Commonwealth in 2016 citing unfair and unjust treatment weeks after the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) – the enforcement mechanism of the Commonwealth – threatened to suspend Maldives from the council if effective steps were not taken to resolve the ongoing political crisis in the archipelago.
"The trade imbalance between China and the Maldives is so huge that nobody would think of an FTA between such parties," said Mohamed Nasheed, the chief of the Maldivian Democratic Party, which leads the ruling federal alliance. "China is not buying anything from us. It is a one-way treaty."
"We will endeavor to fortify the existing ties the Maldives has had with India and other regional countries. The Maldives will hereupon bolster its shared role to retain enduring peace and harmony of the Indian Ocean," the Maldives' newly elected President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih told parliament on Sunday.
"I don't know how or from where Nasheed is getting this information. I really want to meet Nasheed and inform him the truth. In fact I invite Nasheed to meet me so that I can brief him," the ambassador Zhang Lizhong said.
The Speaker of the Maldivian parliament Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed resigned on Thursday before a No-Confidence Vote was to be taken against him, local media reported. He was subsequently replaced by Gasim Ibrahim of the Jumhoory Party.
The Maldivian parliament Thursday night passed the repeal of the anti-defection law that penalizes floor crossing by stripping lawmakers of their seats. The anti-defection law effectively gave political parties the power to unseat lawmakers. It triggered the automatic removal of MPs who got expelled or resigned from their party.
Male, Nov 1 (newsin.asia) - Maldives Speaker of Parliament, Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed, on Thursday stepped down from his post, hours before a no confidence vote was to be taken up against him, local media reports said. Maseeh was to face a no confidence vote on the floor of the House on Thursday night after a motion, signed by 51 lawmakers,...
The Supreme Court's stay on the conviction of former President Mohamed Nasheed and his return to the Maldives; sending President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed to Colombo to escort him back; and the reinstatement of 12 sacked MPs will have far reaching consequences for the politics of the Maldives in the months to come,
The outgoing President, Abdulla Yameen, will remain a challenge to the President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, given the fact that he had secured 41.6% of the votes in the September 23 election. But Solih is expected to face greater challenges from his coalition partners because he will be heading a government comprising disparate partners, often in competition and conflict with each...