- Transparency survey is baseless- MNDF
- Pakistan High Commissioner calls on the Vice President
- Utility services in Raa atoll Dhuvaafaru island handed over to MWSC
- 20 Maldivian Officers training in Protection of Important Building programme by Turkey Police
- Some institutions refrain from giving information- ACC
- Govt to decide on unfinished resorts within 100 days
- Revised budget increased to MVR 17.5 billion
- Majlis perceived as the most corrupt institution
- SAARC celebrated its Twenty-ninth Charter Day
- Govt responsible for rising corruption- Study
- STO will be made a profitable company- MD Adam Azim
- Minister Ameen announces 100 day targets for the Transport and Communication sector
- Auditor General refers to prosecute Jihad regarding MVR 300 million loan issue
Ex-UK AG paid £7,500 to advise Maldives’ Waheed
A British minister agreed a deal to be paid GBP 7,500 a day to advise the leader of an alleged coup in the Maldives accused of torture, leaked documents have revealed.
Ex-Attorney-General Baroness Scotland was under fire after details emerged of her contract with the new government of Maldives.
The documents suggested that she was paid GBP 75,000 for two weeks’ work advising the regime on avoiding further action by the Commonwealth, which has raised serious concerns about a string of human rights abuses, The Daily Mail reports.
According to the paper, many UK lawmakers expressed outrage as it emerged that the former British attorney-general was advising a regime responsible for ousting a democratically-elected president.
One Conservative MP even called her behaviour ‘disgusting’. (zeenews)