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Yameen urges supporters to be ready to join new party

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Former Minister Mohammed Malih Jamal has said, Former President Yameen Abdul Gayoom has urged his supporters to be ready to join his new party.

Malih said he was very pleased that members of the PPM/PNC who support President Yameen and love him very much are asking to join the newly formed party. Yameen urged all to participate in this national effort, he said.

Maleeh said approval will be sought from the Elections Commission (EC) for the new political party being formed by former president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom on Sunday.

The conflict within the PPM-PNC coalition boiled over on Thursday, just short of a week into President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu’s administration, with Yameen announcing his intention to leave PPM, to form a new political party. He immediately commenced efforts to form the new party last night.

Maleeh, who is spearheading the formation process of the new party, He told that Yameen had finalized the new name of the party last night and the party’s logo this morning. Maleeh added that the name and the logo will be unveiled to the public once the administrative process has been completed, and EC has granted approval.

“Am hoping to submit for EC’s approval to form the party on Sunday morning,” he added.

Yameen resigned from PPM after his term expired as the party’s leader. The most senior officials of the party following his resignation are the two deputy leaders; Fisheries Minister Ahmed Shiyam and Defense Minister Mohamed Ghassan.

Despite efforts to the form a new party, Yameen cannot be physically involved in politics in light of his prison conviction.

The former president, who was moved from prison to home confinement in October, recently appointed a 13-member steering committee to take charge of PPM, after accusing the party’s leadership of sidelining him. However, the party decided the committee was appointed irregularly, and expelled Maleeh – who had led the committee.

Freeing Yameen is one of the biggest electoral pledges of President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu, who is now the leader of PNC.

Yameen was sentenced to 11 years in prison on December 25, 2022, after he was convicted of money laundering and bribery charges in the sale of V. Aarah for resort development. The High Court appeal of the conviction is nearing an end.

Source(s): sun.mv

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Developmental projects of Maldives progressing substantially

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India’s Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar has affirmed that the developmental projects of the Maldives carried out with the assistance of India have been progressing considerably. The remarks were made by the minister during the Confederation of Indian Industry (CIIs) Annual Business Summit.

Speaking at the summit, Minister Jaishankar stated that some developmental projects were slightly politically influenced, hindering the progress. However, he assured that the progress of the projects have propelled at a notable rate.

Following the Minister of Foreign Affairs Moosa Zameer’s official visit to India at the invitation of Minister Jaishankar, discussions were held highlighting the spectrum of initiatives across the nation has been kickstarted through loans and grants from the Government of India during the previous administration. He emphasised the current government’s commitment to prioritising the resumption and completion of these projects.

Meanwhile, the Government of India has reaffirmed its commitment to the development and prosperity of the Maldives by extending a budgetary support of USD 50 million to be repaid within a term of one year.

Source(s): PsmNews

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Police officers complete training to prevent maritime terrorism acts

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A team of 22 police officers has successfully completed a specialised training programme focused on thwarting maritime terrorism activities.

Entitled “Training on Strengthening Capabilities to Disrupt Maritime Crimes as Related to Terrorist Threats,” the program was conducted through a collaborative effort between the Maldives Police Service (MPS) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Running from May 13 to 15, the intensive training equipped participants with essential skills and knowledge crucial for combating threats in maritime environments.

The concluding ceremony, graced by the presence of Chief Superintendent of Police Ibrahim Adnan Anees, Head of Marine Police, along with senior officials from the Marine Police Department, UNODC’s Head of Office Enrico Boninsegna, and course instructor Kenneth Alferdo Pennington, highlighted the significance of such initiatives in enhancing national security.

Addressing the gathering, Adnan underscored the importance of ongoing education and skill development, urging participants to actively apply the knowledge garnered from the program in their professional endeavors.

The training, conducted at Dhoonidhoo, Kaafu Atoll, imparted vital insights into the prevention and detection of maritime terrorism activities, emphasizing protocols for safe navigation in high-risk areas. Furthermore, officers received guidance on investigative procedures essential for effectively addressing such crimes, thereby bolstering the nation’s capabilities in combating maritime threats.

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President reverts land act amendment to parliament

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President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu has reverted the Ninth Amendment Bill to the Maldives Land Act to Parliament for further consideration.

This bill, which seeks to establish criteria for recipients of residential land and mandates that land be allocated within three months of the publication of the permanent list of recipients in the gazette, was initially passed during the twenty-second sitting of Parliament’s first session this year and sent to the President’s Office for ratification on May 2.

In returning the bill, President Muizzu invoked Article 91(a) of the Constitution, which grants the President the authority to return legislation to Parliament for reconsideration.

The President’s Office has confirmed this, indicating the need for further review and potential revisions to the proposed amendment.

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