Maldives' home ministry will no longer oversee police service

Maldives' home ministry will no longer oversee police service: Report

In what appears to be a significant political development, the Maldives Police Service has been removed from the oversight of the country's home ministry, showed a leaked order from the Office of the President reported by Sun news

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