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  • Maldives police has most women in South Asia

    Maldives police has most women in South Asia

    Maldives has the highest representation of women in the police force, a study conducted in four South Asian countries by a Commonwealth-backed organisation said on Tuesday.

    August 19, 2015
  • Sharma concerned over membership withdrawal

    Sharma concerned over membership withdrawal

    The Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has on Wednesday said that the organization wishes the Maldives to remain a member.

    July 30, 2015
  • MPs divided over Commonwealth withdrawal

    MPs divided over Commonwealth withdrawal

    Some Commonwealth nations are hostile towards the Maldives in that they explicitly take action to penalize it, said Ahmed Nihan, the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM)’s parliamentary group leader.

    July 20, 2015
  • President proposes to leave Commonwealth

    President proposes to leave Commonwealth

    President Yamin Abdul Gayoom has asked for a parliamentary vote on Maldives’ withdrawal from the Commonwealth.

    July 19, 2015
  • "Attempt made to table Maldives in CMAG"

    "Attempt made to table Maldives in CMAG"

    Foreign Minister Dhunya Maumoon said on Thursday that some people were again trying to table Maldives for discussion in a Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) meeting.

    March 12, 2015
  • "No country can interfere in internal affair"

    "No country can interfere in internal affair"

    Maldives is not a country to be caught under influence of any country, and no country can provide advice on of what the government should do, said Foreign Minister Dhunya Maumoon on Tuesday.

    February 24, 2015
  • Commonwealth concerned over Nasheed arrest

    Commonwealth concerned over Nasheed arrest

    Commonwealth on Monday expressed concern over the arrest of opposition leader and former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed, as well as arrest of former Defence Minister Mohamed Nazim.

    February 24, 2015
  • SC Justices' removal breach Comm. principles

    SC Justices' removal breach Comm. principles

    In having passed the recent amendment to the Judicature Act whiched two Supreme Court justices, the Maldives had breached The Commonwealth Principles on the Accountability and the Relationship between the Three Branches of Government.

    December 17, 2014
  • Maldives urged to uphold democratic values

    Maldives urged to uphold democratic values

    The UK on Wednesday led a new wave of international criticism of the Maldives after the Supreme Court sacked Election Commissioner Fuad Thaufeeg and his deputy Ahmed Fayaz two weeks before polls, questioning its commitment to democracy.

    March 13, 2014
  • CMAG removes Maldives from agenda

    CMAG removes Maldives from agenda

    Following the inauguration of Maldives' new president Abdulla Yamin on Sunday, the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) removed the country from its formal agenda.

    November 17, 2013
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