- MVR 75000 reward for information on Shahum and Luthfee
- Govt should take the responsibility of issue of two escaped convicts- Nihan
- Bill to Repeal Act on the Detention and Imprisonment of Persons for More than Seven Days Act Passed
- US Assistant Trade Representative called on the Foreign Minister
- Police stationed in Maafushi prison since last night
- Can’t postpone death penalty due to lack of law- Home Minister
- Contract signed for building coastal protection structures at Faresmaathodaa
- We requested an audit of prison security- Home Minister
- If prisoners escape due of govt neglect then Nasheed’s regime is the most negligent- Spokesperson
- Maldives does not have to be like the unstable Afghanistan- Nasheed
- Feeali health centre staffs take initiative to fund for things required for the new ward
- Prisoners who escaped from Mafushi jail will be returned to jail- Home Minister
- STO opens pharmacy in Filladhoo
Supreme Court should continue and Supreme Court keys should be issued – Civil Court
The Civil Court has ruled that Interim Supreme Court cannot be invalidated until the formation of a permanent Supreme Court and called unto the Ministry of Defense to release Supreme Court keys.
Last Saturday MNDF refused to release the key of the Supreme Court, questioning the legal status of the Supreme Court, which led the Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed raise the issue to Prosecutor General’s Office. And it was also reported that the Prosecutor General contacted Chief of Defense Force, Moosa Ali Jaleel and informed him the illegality of the act.
The verdict that the Interim Supreme Court cannot be abolished and the Supreme Court keys are to be released was delivered in yesterdays hearing of the charges filed by the Prosecutor General against the state seeking a warrant for the release of Supreme Court keys.
Delivering the verdict in yesterday’s hearing, Chief Judge Ali Sameer said no legal issues are present for arbitrary dismissal of interim Supreme Court until the formation of a permanent Supreme Court according to article 145 of the constitution.
Chief Judge Sameer also ruled that the Prosecutor General’s Office could press the charges on the matter since according to the articles 284 and 141 of the constitution no one shall hold the key of the Supreme Court without the consent of the court.