On the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) made public its annual Human Rights Report for 2016. Maldives is one of 30 ‘Human Rights Priority Countries’ (HRPCs), countries with which the... More
The July 24 no-confidence vote against the speaker has been cancelled after four MPs were stripped of their seats, Deputy Speaker ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik informed lawmakers Thursday morning.
Without the disqualified MPs,... More
The Elections Commission has declared that four lawmakers have lost their seats as a consequence of the Supreme Court’s controversial anti-defection ruling, triggering by-elections in the four constituencies.
The apex court ruled last Thursday... More
The MP for Thulusdhoo constituency, Mohamed Waheed Ibrahim (Lawyer Wadde) and the MP for Vilingili constituency, Saud Hussain and the MP for Maduvvari constituency, Mohamed Ameeth has said that PPM has... More
Lawmakers who left their parties before Thursday’s controversial anti-defection ruling will not be stripped of their seats, the Supreme Court clarified in an order issued Sunday night.
The apex court explained that the ruling “cannot be... More
The Maldives Supreme Court’s controversial anti-defection ruling threw into doubt the opposition’s bid to unseat the speaker and wrest control of parliament with defections from the divided ruling party.
In a joint statement, the four-party... More
Following the Supreme Court ruling, the leaders of the coalition has agreed to elect the MPs who lose their seat, in the by-election.
The opposition leaders in agreement are the former Presidents... More
The Supreme Court has granted an anti-defection ruling sought by the Attorney General to strip MPs of their seats if they cross the floor.
Delivering a three-judge panel’s unanimous decision Thursday evening, Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed declared... More
Maldives MP Ahmed Rasheed publicly confessed Tuesday to signing a no-confidence motion against the speaker of parliament despite previously alleging that his signature was forged.
Shortly after the opposition alliance submitted the... More
The joint parliamentary group of the ruling coalition declared support on Tuesday for a Supreme Court ruling that would tie lawmakers to political parties and strip defectors of their seats.
Several MPs... More
The three cases against the Leader of the Jumhooree Party, Qasim Ibrahim has been dismissed from the court after the state prosecutor failed to show up at the Criminal Court.
After Qasim's... More
Attorney General Mohamed Anil has asked the Supreme Court to declare that MPs who leave their party, joins another party or is expelled from the party will lose their seat.
A first hearing... More
Jumhooree Party MP Abdulla Riyaz has been found not guilty of obstructing police officers over his refusal to unlock his mobile phone.
A three-judge panel at the criminal court ruled Sunday morning that... More
The venue for the Maldives Investment Forum roadshow series organized by the Maldivian government to expand the investment opportunities in the Maldives has been set to change following the severance of... More
No-confidence motion against Speaker of People’s Majlis, Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed has been scheduled for July 24.
The petition was submitted to People’s Majlis by the opposition alliance with signatures of 45 parliamentarians.... More
The Maldives police have claimed to have evidence of MP Faris Maumoon bribing lawmakers to vote in favour of a no-confidence motion to remove the speaker of parliament, fuelling rumours of... More
Maldives institutions and defence lawyers have welcomed the landmark criminal procedures law that came into force on Monday.
The Attorney General’s office said the law was “much needed to place the Maldives... More
Maldives People’s Majlis sittings have been suspended indefinitely.
An official from the People’s Majlis secretariat reported to “Sun” that the sitting scheduled for coming Tuesday has been cancelled, and that Speaker Abdulla... More
The Maldives opposition alliance has submitted a no-confidence motion to oust Speaker Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed with the backing of a majority of lawmakers from the 85-member People’s Majlis.
The motion was filed... More
The price of electricity being provided nationwide by the government companies has been received.
Speaking at a press conference at the PSM Radio Building on Sunday, The Minister for Environment and Energy,... More
Officers of the Maldives Correctional Services has gone to the residence of the former Defence Minister Colonel-retired Mohamed Nazim on Friday, and taken him back to prison where he is serving... More