Former President was sent to Maafushi Prison, to be kept for the remainder of his trial over state money-laundering charges. Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and People’s National Congress (PNC) have announced their decision to protest former President Abdulla Yameen’s detention.
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Malaysian PM will be visit Maldives
Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has met with the Prime Minister during his visit to Malaysia. During the meeting, Maumoon gave him a letter from President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, inviting him to Maldives.
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EC gives approval to form Maldives Reform Movement
Elections Commission (EC) has given approval to form former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s Maldives Reform Movement (MRM).
Tourist death at Velidhu Island Resort
A second tourist has passed away at Velidhu Island Resort of AA. atoll during a diving accident on Tuesday. This is the second death of a tourist at the resort in the recent days.
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Alliance before Parliament Elections
Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and Peoples’ National Congress (PNC) coalition have stated that the time has come to form an alliance between the Progressive Coalition and Jumhooree Party. PNC Leader Abdul Raheem Abdulla has said that only other patriotic political leader loyal to the country beside Yameen Abdul Gayyoom is leader of Jumhooree Party and Speaker of the Parliament, Gasim Ibrahim. Gasim would not condone unconstitutional actions and will leave the coalition to join arms with the opposition .The opposition’s statement comes following the arrest of former president of Maldives and leader of PPM, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom on Monday afternoon on charges of money-laundering.
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ACC seeks to prosecute former top officials of MMA over negligence in MMPRC scandal
Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) seeks to prosecute former top officials of Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) over negligence in the graft scandal of Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation.
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Yameen’s lawyers appeal to High Court
Former President Yameen Abdul Gayoom’s lawyers filed a notice of appeal to the High Court, on Tuesday, over the Criminal Court’s order to detain him the end of his trial.
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Parliament committee to summon MMA Governor
Parliament Member of Galolhu North constituency, Eva Abdulla, submitted a case to the relevant committee of parliament on Tuesday to summon the Governor of Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA), Ahmed Naseer, regarding the sudden termination of former head of MMA’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), Abdulla Ashraf.
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Ex-President Yameen will be tried in open court
The Prosecutor General’s, Tuesday, issued a statement via its official Twitter account, in which it said the agency has not requested a closed hearing for any point during Yameen’s trial at Criminal Court. “The trial will be held at open court .
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