Commonwealth workshop promoting dialogue between government and opposition begins in Malé

A Regional workshop promoting dialogue between government and opposition begins in Maldives on Monday. The 3-day workshop jointly organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, which is the first workshop of its kind in Maldives brings together members of parliament and other senior politicians from ruling and opposition parties from Commonwealth countries … Continue reading Commonwealth workshop promoting dialogue between government and opposition begins in Malé

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Gayoom attempts to reform his party

Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom for the first time in months addressed his supporters of opposition DRP’s Z-faction on Wednesday evening, reiterating his calls for the need of reforming his very own party. Marking the seventh anniversary of the democratic reform package which he announced in June 9, 2011, he went on to say that … Continue reading Gayoom attempts to reform his party

Monkey’s justice for DRP problem

Stalemate between DRP’s honorary leader ‘Gayoom’ and its leader ‘Thasmeen’ over its control hasn’t bring anything better for their party, as day by day the differences are widening -- creating deep division between two factions. Consequently, their dreams for 2013 are apparently in jeopardy. It is seen vital for them to stay together if they really … Continue reading Monkey’s justice for DRP problem

DRP MP Kalhey aslo switches party

It’s no surprise to see former DRP member MP Abdu’Raheem (Kalhey) switching his party to MDP. Even last year just for 24 hours he slides in and out to MDP. Amid speculation that MDP is buying up MPs in a bid to gain absolute control of the parliament with the new members joining, the seats directly … Continue reading DRP MP Kalhey aslo switches party

Opposition MP Ali Waheed joins MDP

It was not an ordinary evening for ruling MDP supporters. Hundreds of supporters, party activists alongside with President Nasheed and other senior government officials were enthusiastically waiting at the party rally held in the artificial beach on Friday evening to welcome the defected politicians from main opposition DRP joining their party. The rally commenced stating … Continue reading Opposition MP Ali Waheed joins MDP

MDP thugs impedes into anti-government protests in Malé

Third straight night of peaceful protests in the capital Malé ended with much violence on Monday after alleged ruling MDP thugs intervene to stop it. Unlike previous two nights’ riot police gave their warning to clear the area much early, before 12 midnight as around 50 of MDP supporters along with some leading figures of … Continue reading MDP thugs impedes into anti-government protests in Malé

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in capital Malé over high living costs and mismanagement of the economy

The situation in Malé seems to be very tense and chaotic following the demonstration. Last night I saw armored vehicles and military trucks parked at the Jumoori Maidhaan (Republican Sq.) to block the protesters coming through the restricted area. At first demonstrators gathered at the artificial beach area located at the east cost of the … Continue reading Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in capital Malé over high living costs and mismanagement of the economy

Protest by local journalists following an attack on a reporter

Only after coming to office on Thursday morning, i got to know that a journalist was the latest alleged victim of ongoing violance in Malé. One of my coworker who himself had been a former journalist, rushed to attend a gathering by the local journalist. It took place in front of the  Shiheedhu Hussain Adam Building, the city's … Continue reading Protest by local journalists following an attack on a reporter