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Dr. Mohamed Iyaz removed from MNU following public complaints.

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Adhaalath Party senior activist Dr. Mohamed Iyaz has been removed from his post at the Maldives National University (MNU). Dr. Mohamed Iyaz was an Assistant professor at the Maldives National University.

MNU Vice-Chancellor Dr. Mohamed Shareef stated that Dr. Mohamed Iyaz was removed after the institution gave multiple warnings and a final warning following his posts on social media.

Dr. Mohamed Iyaz, who has been vocally supportive of the current administration was suspended late last year. Dr Mohamed Shareef stated that he was advised on three separate occasions after which he was served a final notice. He stated that Dr. Mohamed Iyaz was removed from his post for stirring controversy and expressing views which on some levels support extremism.

Dr. Mohamed Shareef also revealed that MNU had received more than 190 complaint letters from the public.

Dr. Mohamed Iyaz is also facing an investigation by the Islamic Ministry following his controversial advocacy for female circumcision.

His fellow party member, Home Minister Sheikh Imran Abdulla has called the decision to remove Dr. Mohamed Iyaz as unjust and has urged MNU to reconsider their decision.

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Fire incident reported again at the Villimalé State Care Shelter.

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A fire incident has been reported at the Villimalé State Care Shelter. This is the third such fire to break out at the shelter within the past two months.

According to the Maldives National Defence Force (MND), a fire was reported from the fourth floor of the Villimalé State Care Shelter. MNDF Fire and Rescue Service has put out the fire while no injuries have been reported in relation to the fire.

However, substantial damage was reported to the room where the fire had broken out at around 06:03 am. At this point it is unclear how the fire started but with the previous fire at the Villimalé State Care Shelter, Ministry of Gender and Family stated that it was an act of arson by some of the children at the shelter.

The Villimalé State Care Shelter currently only houses children who are above the age of 13 and under the care of the state.

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U.S. Ambassador to the Maldives Alaina B. Teplitz praises painting by Maldivian artist Shimha.

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Painting by Shimha Shakyb.

In a tweet made by the U.S. Ambassador today, Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz stated that she was stunned by the painting by local Maldivian artists Shimha.

Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz further stated that she was amazed by the “vision and skill” of Maldivian artists every time she visits the Maldives. She also stated that she was glad that a younger generation is working on keeping the creative traditions alive.

Known for her distinctive water painting depicting scenes from outside the Greater Malé Area, Shimha’s artworks sparks reminiscence and nostalgia on the island life, culture and history Maldivians enjoyed prior to urbanization.

For more of her artworks visit her official Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/art_by_shimha/

For those interested in purchasing her artwork, visit: https://www.etsy.com/shop/aquareldesign

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Mayor Dr. Mohammed Muizzu pleads the public to abide rules of the disabled parking areas.

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With regard to a social media post by an individual raising concern over others using parking areas designated for people with disabilities, Mayor of Male’ City Dr. Mohamed Muizzu tweeted pleading the public to respect and abide by the rules of the disabled parking.

Tweeting from his personal account on Tuesday, Mayor Dr. Mohamed Muizzu said that for the community to become civilized, one needs to get civilized by action as well as thinking. He continued on to state that it is really saddening to see general public using slots assigned for disabled parking. In his tweet he pleaded the community to refrain from such acts.

Male’ City Council has been developing parking areas for public. Along with general parking spaces, the city council has been developing disabled parking slots designated for people with disabilities.

Though Sign boards are installed to mark designated parking slots for people with disabilities, several complains have been reported regarding others using these designated parking areas.

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