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  • Amendments will destroy decentralization: MPs

    Amendments will destroy decentralization: MPs

    Opposition members spoke against the bill proposed by pro government Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) member and Vilufushi MP, Riyaz Rasheed, saying that the amendments to Decentralization Act had been proposed with the purpose of diminishing the power of councils and “destroying” it.

    August 20, 2014
  • Health service bill needs amendments: Nashid

    Health service bill needs amendments: Nashid

    Ahmed Nashid (ADK Nashid), the owner of the biggest private hospital in Maldives, said that the Health Services bill proposed by the government to the Majlis could prove disruptive to the health sector, if it were to be approved, unrevised.

    August 19, 2014
  • PMs voice concern over Rilwan’s disappearance

    PMs voice concern over Rilwan’s disappearance

    Parliament members have voiced their concern over the case of Rilwan Abdhulla, the Minivan News journalist who has been missing for over a week, at the Majlis plenary meeting held Tuesday.

    August 19, 2014
  • Witness reports indicate abduction: Minivan

    Witness reports indicate abduction: Minivan

    Minivan News reported Monday night that two men had witnessed a man being abducted and taken away in a vehicle, near Rilwan’s apartment in Hulhumale’, the night he had disappeared.

    August 19, 2014
  • Majlis session suspended

    Majlis session suspended

    The Majlis plenary meeting held Monday morning, 9:00 am, had to be suspended amid a flurry of points of order raised by members.

    August 18, 2014
  • Economic Committee passes SEZ bill

    Economic Committee passes SEZ bill

    Economic Committee passed the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) bill Sunday evening with only pro government members voting in favour of it.

    August 18, 2014
  • Members agree to resume SEZ bill review

    Members agree to resume SEZ bill review

    All members have reached an agreement to resume the Majlis Economic Committee meetings that had been suspended after the disagreements that arose over the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) bill.

    August 17, 2014
  • Opposition welcome to amend SEZ bill: Yameen

    Opposition welcome to amend SEZ bill: Yameen

    President Yameen has said that there was no problem with the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) bill, but that if the opposition felt that there was, they were welcome to amend it.

    August 16, 2014
  • Rilwan investigation not up to par: MDP

    Rilwan investigation not up to par: MDP

    Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has said that the police efforts to find missing Minivan News journalist Ahmed Rilwan, missing for more than a week, were not up to par, and not nearly enough to bring peace of mind to Rilwan’s family and friends.

    August 16, 2014
  • MDP Protests, if unrevised SEZ bill is passed

    MDP Protests, if unrevised SEZ bill is passed

    Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) has decided to hold protests, if the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) proposed by the government is passed as it is, without any amendments.

    August 14, 2014
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