Ahmed Mahloof, the Maldives’ sports minister

Maldives bribery scandal; sports minister charged

Ahmed Mahloof, the Maldives’ sports minister, has been charged for accepting bribes in the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation scandal, also known as the MMPRC scandal, that had rocked the previous government led by former president Abdullah Yamen

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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

Former president Nasheed returns to Maldives

Former Maldivian president Ibrahim Mohammed Nasheed, who escaped an assassination attempt in May, has returned to the Maldives from Germany where he had been seeking treatment for his recovery. He is currently the speaker of the Maldivian parliament

Maldives advised by IMF against printing more money

The Maldives should not print more money if it wants to maintain its current exchange rate, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) advised the country, adding the government should curtail spendings and raise funds from bonds if needed

Maldives honors its foreign minister and UNGA President Abdullah Shahid

United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President Abdullah Shahid, who is on his first official visit to his home country, the Maldives, has been conferred the Order of Distinguished Rule of Izzudheen, Nishan Izzuddeen Izzathuge Verikan, one of the highest honors in the archipelago

Former Maldivian president Yameen, convicted in money laundering case, denied bail

The Supreme Court in the Maldives has refused to grant bail to former president Abdullah Yameen who has been serving a five-year jail term in a money laundering case

No country will be safe if Maldives ceases to exist: President Solih gives strong message on climate change

There is no guarantee of survival for anyone nation in a world where the Maldives ceases to exist, the Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih said at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)

Maldives calls for easy, predictable finances for small island nations

Assistance funds established to support Small Island Developing States (SIDS) need to be “adequate, predictable, and accessible”, Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih said while underscoring the complexity involved in the process of accessing the assistance

Former Maldivian president Nasheed backs incumbent president in leaked audio scandal of judges

Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih would never attempt to influence a judge, said former president Mahammad Nasheed, as the former faces the allegation of influencing the trial of now-jailed former president Abdullah Yameen

Row in Maldives: Leaked tapes of judges, who convicted former president Yameen, show trial was influenced

The leaked audio tapes of three of the five Maldivian judges, who convicted former president Abdullah Yameen in a money laundering case, created a political storm in Maldivian politics as the tapes appear to show that Yameen’s trial was influenced by the current government

Moody’s downgrades Maldives rating to Caa1, changes outlook to stable

Despite the significant recovery in the country’s tourism industry, Moody’s downgraded the Maldives’ sovereign rating to Caa1 with a stable outlook from earlier B3, citing the drop in tax revenue collection and other factors

Maldivian president open to hold referendum for changing governance system

Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih is open to holding a referendum, if the majority of people want, for changing the governance system from the existing presidential to the parliamentary system

Maldives to assess domestic risks due to Afghan situation

Maldives will assess risks to the archipelago due to the situation in Afghanistan as the Maldivian government has repeatedly warned against the growing extremism and radicalization in the country

Maldivian president assures actions against religious extremism, rules out imposing emergency

Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih has ruled out imposing a state of emergency, saying “this is not the time” for such actions, and assured that the government would take actions against religious extremists

Maldives’ former minister, accused of sexual harassment, sentenced to two months in prison

Former Maldivian Tourism Minister Ali Waheed, accused of sexually harassing several of the ministry’s female employees, has been sentenced to two months and 12 days in prison by the country’s apex court

No flights, public transport & restaurants for unvaccinated people in the Maldives; efforts to boost vaccination

In what seems a pressure tactic to push people to get Covid-19 vaccines, the Maldivian government has announced a range of restrictions, including banning flights, public transport, and indoor dining, for people who aren’t vaccinated yet