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· July, 2009

Stories about Maldives from July, 2009

Maldives: Celebrating Independence

Maldives celebrates today 44 years of independence. Mohamed Nasheed opines that there is no need for dress rehearsals of the independence day celebrations, rather the people should be reminded of...

Maldives: Journalists at Risk

At least three journalists in the Maldives have been subjected to either physical or verbal abuse and psychological intimidation within a span of the last 10 days. The recent cases...

Maldives: Law To Tackle Anti-Social Behavior

Abdullah Waheed reports that a legal bill has been introduced to the Majlis, Maldivian parliament for discussion and enactment to tackle the growing cases of gang violence and anti-social behavior...

Maldives: Maldivian vs. Continental Breakfast

Hamdun opines that to avoid curry burps and heart burn, “it is better to have a continental breakfast with bread, eggs and sausages and orange juice than to go for...

Maldives: Not Happy With The National Anthem

Abdullah Waheed writes: “many Maldivians, particularly of the younger generation, appear to be having second thoughts on our current National Anthem.”

Maldives: Drug Dependence Problem

Mohamed Nasheed discusses the problem of drug abuse and drug dependency in Maldives and ways to tackle this. It is estimated that almost 10% of the total 300,000 population in...

Maldives: Much Ado About Signatures

M is furious about a provision in Maldivian law that requires the signature on any valid legal document to be in Thaana or Arabic or the language used in the...

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