- Police reveals details regarding recent gang assualts
- Retired Sergeant processed in Addu City was given no differential treatment
- A case of sexual abuse of a minor sent to PG’s Office
- Drug dealer operating in Male’ given life sentence and fined MVR 100,000
- EU urges political parties to act responsibly
- PPM is the best ark to travel the seas of politics- Dr. Jameel
- Adam Mohamed will not be given opportunity to run JSC according to his whims- Ali Waheed
- Threat of terrorism exists in the Maldives- Shiyam
- It is Nasheed who has no shell to seek refuge in- Matheen
- Hearing of case submitted to annul PPM primary election scheduled for today
- Maldivian Airlines to begin flights to China
- MDP calls to immediately cease politically motivated judicial actions against MDP
- Special task force created to combat gang activity
All-Party talks to be held in Bandos
The All-Party Talks is to be continued at Bandos Island Resort and Spa from 31st of this month to 2nd of June.
According to the Convener, Ahmed Mujuthaba, said that the reason for continuing the talks is because the parties have reacted positively to the consensual manner. He said that holding the talks at Bandos will give them more time for them to discuss the issues raised in the talks.
The Talks were established in the immediate aftermath of the 7th February transfer of power, as part of a process to resolve political tensions through dialogue.
Since they were first convened, the talks have faced a number of procedural delays, however, at yesterday’s meeting, delegates from all parties agreed on the order of a six-point agenda. They also agreed to speed-up the talks by holding a two- or three-day retreat (until now, participants have only met for a few hours at a time). After the meeting, Mr. Mujuthaba announced that he is hopeful that the talks will be concluded soon and that all decisions had been reached by consensus.
According to Mujuthaba the order will proceed as follows: Public order and stability; State budget concerns; Independence of national institutions; Identity and revise any laws; Constitutional amendments and Setting a date for early elections.
Parties have reacted positively to the consensual manner in which the talks took place yesterday. For example, one of the Maldives Democratic Party’s (MDP – the party of former President Nasheed) representatives, Hamid Abdul Ghafoor, said he believed the most recent session was a “breakthrough”.