Chinese envoy dismisses claims of USD 3bn debt on Maldives

Chinese envoy dismisses claims of USD 3bn debt on Maldives

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 to apply for Commonwealth membership immediately

Maldives to apply for Commonwealth membership immediately

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.

Maldives parliament repeals anti-defection law

Maldives parliament repeals anti-defection law

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.

Maldivian Opposition challenges in court Yameen’s plea to annul Presidential poll result

Challenges facing Maldivian President-elect

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...

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