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Former President Mohamed Nasheed revokes support for the current administration in an open letter.

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Former President and current Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed has publicized an open letter critical of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, his coalition partner Adhaalath party and the current administration.

The letter which was published from the Office of President Mohamed Nasheed stated that the current ruling party Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) won the 2018 Presidential election due to the people’s love for MDP’s principle and the vibrant Maldivian culture and heritage. In the letter former President Mohamed Nasheed stated that they were only able to achieve political progress with the aid of their coalition partners.

Former President Mohamed Nasheed then stated that incumbent President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih allowed the Islamist minority party Adhaalath, to “monopolize his every decision” and “violated every principle of our representative democracy”.

He continued on to state that the people cherish liberty, music, freedom of expression and cultural and economic prosperity. Former President Mohamed Nasheed stated that Maldivian voted for a “Progressive” candidate and did not vote for religious extremists.

Former President Mohamed Nasheed then highlighted that the current administration has finally recognized the threats of religious extremism in the Maldives after the assassination attempt against himself.

He noted that the bill which criminalizes the labelling of people as irreligious was revoked by the current administration after mounting pressure from its coalition partner, in this case the Adhaalath Party. He continued on to stated that as such he finds it difficult to continue to support a government which lacks the leadership to support the principles which it stands for.

Former President Mohamed Nasheed ended his letter stating that “We must never—out of fear—simply handover the reins of democratic leadership and the course of Maldivian progress to fringe factions, or to a minor coalition partner that did not carry the vote.”.

Tensions within the ruling coalition and main ruling party MDP has been at an all-time high following the 06th Terror attack following which former President Mohamed Nasheed has been seeking treatment in Germany and England. President Mohmed Nasheed who recently announced that he would be the Presidential candidate for the 2023 Presidential Election has been at the odds with President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih who now struggle to maintain control over the government, his coalition and his own party MDP.

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Maldives records increase in tourist arrivals.

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After a steep decline in tourist arrivals due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an increase in the number of tourists arriving in Maldives has been observed.

A total of 101,281 tourists have been recorded arriving in the Maldives in July. In March 109,585 tourists have arrived in Maldives. According to the data collected by the Tourism Ministry from 1st of January to 28th of July, a total of 600,252 tourists visited Maldives. This is an 8% increase in the total number of arrivals recorded in 2020. Last year a total of 555,494 tourists visited Maldives.

The highest number of tourists visited have been observed to be from Russia. A total of 140,824 tourist have arrived Maldives, this year. The second most visited nationality is Indians standing at a total of 99,643. The third highest numbers of tourists arrived from Germany, with 33,361 tourists.

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MP Abdulla Jabir’s passport impounded.

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Kaashidhoo Constituency MP Abdulla Jabir’s passport has been impounded by the Maldives Immigration.

Speaking to local media’s Controller of Immigration Ahmed Hussein (Hanafy) confirmed that the Kaashidhoo Constituency MP’s passport was impounded under a court warrant. While it is unclear why MP Abdulla Jabir’s passport was impounded, the controller of Immigration confirmed that it had been impounded a week back

He also confirmed that MP Abdulla Jabir was unable to fly out of the country a week back as his passport was impounded even back then.

MP Abdulla Jabir also made headlines today after protesting in front of the Parliament. While it is unclear why he was protesting, the eccentric hotelier turned politician walked away from the scene in a short while.

Controversy surrounding the mental state of MP Abdulla Jabir has been sparked with many stating that he requires help.

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06th May terror attack primary suspect pleads guilty, faces 23 year prison sentence.

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Prosecutor General Hussein Shameem has announced that the primary suspect in the 06th May terror attack against Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed, has agreed to sign a document pleading guilty.

Ahmed Adhuham Rasheed, who was seen on the video footage, detonating the IED, has been under arrest under a court warrant following the attack.

According to the Prosecutor General, Ahmed Adhuham Rasheed signed the document yesterday, pleading guilty in the presence of his lawyers. Ahmed Adhuham Rasheed will face a prison sentence of 23 years If he is found guilty by the courts.

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