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Mayor Dr. Mohamed Muizzu reaffirms his commitment to the people of Malé city.

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Malé city Mayor Dr. Mohamed Muizzu has reaffirmed his stance as a representative of the people, which he pledged in his campaign.

Writing in his official verified Viber group, Mayor Dr. Mohamed Muizzu stated that his actions and words are the same and that he will continue to work sincerely for the people just as he pledged in his campaign. He reassured that he would always continue to stand on the side of the people.

Mayor Dr. Mohamed Muizzu also noted that he has no intention of “harassing” the current administration, as he said during his campaign. However, he noted that he would continue to knock on all the doors in order to achieve the needs of the people of Malé city.

He also noted that he would continue to reveal to the public the identities of the the state authorities or individual which does not cooperate in finding a solution for the many problems faced by the residents of the capital city.

Mayor Dr. Mohamed Muizzu also stated that he would continue to work sincerely with the people’s needs at the core.

The Mayor’s comments come after former Parliamentarian Moosa Manik accused the Mayor of working against the current administration. While Dr. Mohamed Muizzu is the opposition’s Vice-President, he has been fully cooperating with multiple state authorities in implanting his pledges. Labelled as the “People’s Mayor”, Dr. Mohamed Muizzu continues to enjoy overwhelming public support as he continues to operate the Malé City Council akin to the speed he ran the Housing Ministry while under President Abdulla Yameen’s administration.

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President Solih invites UNGA President Shahid to visit the Maldives

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President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has invited Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid to visit the Maldives in his position as President of the United Nations General Assembly’s 76th Session (PGA). The offer was issued at a meeting between the two on Sunday at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, on the sidelines of the ongoing 76th UNGA proceedings.

During the meeting, President Solih congratulated Shahid on his election and wished him well in reaching the PGA’s Five Rays of Hope. Following that, Shahid thanked the President for his belief in him throughout the campaign and for guaranteeing his election.

Shahid emphasized that the Five Rays of Hope will prioritize fully vaccinating the world population against COVID-19 by the end of next year — as well as stepping up climate action. He also stated that gender equality will be a top focus during his presidency, praising the President of the Maldives for his efforts to promote gender equality, emphasizing the fact that half of Maldivian diplomats are women.

Shahid further stated that being at the helm of the General Assembly is a source of pride for the Maldives. Highlighting that the Maldives’ foreign policy is centered on sustaining diplomatic ties and establishing new ones, Shahid stated that the election represents the international community’s favourable reception of the Maldives’ foreign policy outlook. Following this, President Solih congratulated Shahid for his accomplishment in implementing foreign policy in his capacity as Maldivian Foreign Minister. In response, Shahid stated that the success of the Maldives’ foreign policy is due to the talent and professionalism of the Maldives’ foreign service.

Furthermore, both President Solih and Shahid agreed on the importance of increasing political will in order to optimize resource mobilization for fair access to inexpensive vaccines and socioeconomic recovery in the face of the pandemic.

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Motion to dismiss president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was omitted from today’s Parliamentary sitting.

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With the corruption accusations by former tourism Minister Ali Waheed, against President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, MP for Maduvvari constituency Adam Shareef submitted an  emergency motion to dismiss President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih from official duties. HoweverMajlis declined to agenda the motion for today’s parliamentary sitting.

The emergency motion submitted by MP Shareef states that Former Tourism Minister on trial for 7 counts of sexual abuse Ali Waheed accused President Solih of profiting from the MMPRC corruption. The motion also dictates that since Waheed has stated that there is CCTV footage proving President Solih’s alleged crime, it should be investigated transparently by the Maldives Police and Anti Corruption Commission (ACC).

At the press conference held by Former Tourism Minister Ali Waheed, last night, stated that President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih received over MVR 35 million through the MMPRC corruption. Answering to a question raised by a journalist Ali Waheed also stated that it was not one time that President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih received money through MMPRC corruptionand that in several different occasions President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih received money through the MMPRC corruption.

Ali Waheed also mentioned that President Ibrahim Mohamed Solihs name was in the initial MMPRC beneficiary list. And that during the initial investigation Former Assistant Police Commissioner Abdulla Riyaz removed President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s name from the MMPRC beneficiary list..

This is not the first time Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has been accused of receiving corruption money through MMPRC corruption. Opposition party has also accused President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih for being a beneficiary of MMPRC corruption.

The former Tourism Minister Ali Waheedcurrently residing in the United Kingdom, was sentenced to prison by the Maldives Supreme Court upon failure to appear in court for a hearing regarding 7 counts of sexual assault.

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Rasfannu beach area closed due to Oil spill. Opening date unconfirmed.

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Due to the oil spill that happened near Rasfannu, the beach area and sea area have been closed until further.

Male’ city council informed that due to an oil tanker that washed ashore near Rasfannu bursting and contaminating the ocean and beach area, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has advised closing of the beach as it may have harmful effects on the locals who visit. Until the area is completely clean, it will be closed off to the public.

EPA director general Ibrahim Naeem stated that the oil that’s washing up at Rasfannu beach is oil that’s stuck between the rocks and the barrier. He stated that the reasoning for the oil leak is unclear.

Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) stated that lifeguards are diving and cleaning the oil spill as well as Police forces are working on cleaning the area.

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