The suspension on Youth Minister Ahmed Mahloof & State Minister Akram Kamaaluddin has been lifted
The suspension on Youth Minister Ahmed Mahloof and State Minster of Planning Ministry Akram Kamaaluddin which was imposed after their names appeared on Anti-Corruption Commission’s report on the MMPRC scandal has been lifted.
News source – Suspension on Mahloof and Akram lifted
Will maintain ties with China despite India-first policy, says ex pres Nasheed
Nasheed, who has been very vocal in criticizing China’s policies and the relationship between Maldives and China, told ‘The Print’ news of India that although the Maldives continues to follow an ‘India-first policy’, Maldives would establish and maintain close ties with all countries, including China.
Japan gifts USD 2 million of equipment to Police
The Japanese government, on Monday, granted USD 2 million of equipment to Maldives Police Service at a ceremony held at the Republic Square in the capital city of Malé.
News source – Japan gifts USD 2 million of equipment to Police
Majlis passes motion to outlaw foreign ownership of land
People’s Majlis on Monday passed the motion seeking to repeal the 2015 amendment allowing foreign ownership of land in Maldives.
The bill seeking to repeal the amendment made to the Maldives Law Act on 22 July 2015 that allows foreigners to own land in the Maldives by the administration of former President Abdulla Yameen, was passed with the majority votes of 64 sitting members.
News source – Majlis passes motion to outlaw foreign ownership of land
Sweden establishes consulate in Maldives
Mariyam Waheeda, the Honorary Consul of Sweden to the Maldives, said the consulate will assist Maldivians and Swedes obtain passports, and provide other crucial services.
News source – Sweden establishes consulate in Maldives
Thailand has implemented a 30-day visa exemption policy for Maldivian
The foreign ministry stated that the policy became effective on Sunday.
Travelers who are planning to use the visa exemption policy need to have a passport valid for at least six months, the Thailand Arrival Immigration Card, proof of funds for traveling, and proof that they will be leaving Thailand within 30 days.
News source – Thailand implements visa exemption policy for Maldivians