Enjoy a Maldivian song.
November 2007 Archives
Some recent headlines;
When he refused to confirm police suspicions, Shuhaan says one of the two officers, neither of whom revealed their identities to him, punched him on the right cheek. A few minutes later the same officer punched him on the left cheek, and later twisted his wrist.
The second officer threatened to send him to Guantanamo Bay if he did not cooperate, Shuhaan alleges.
When former Justice Minister Mohamed Jameel Ahmed was asked whether one of the reasons for him resigning from the Cabinet post in early August included a rumored Governmental decision to illegally give an island for resort development to Abdulla Jabir, the former had said that that was also among the reasons for his resignation.
Maldives suspects 'in Pakistan'- BBC
Police in the Maldives say 10 suspects in a bomb attack on foreign tourists in September, which wounded 12, are on the run in Pakistan.
“…Also now in this sensitive time …when much of the Middle East is in turmoil, people are looking at the transition here, in the Maldives, as a potentially a very significant one, one in which democracy can take root,…a model for other countries to follow, democracy within an Islamic context-…I think that is part of the reason why United States is more closely looking at the Maldives…”- US Ambassador to Maldives, Robert Blake
Video clips of the event- Part 1, Part 2
Former FM calls for national reconciliation government before Presidential elections
Government Snubs American Embassy Democracy Debate
A strange bit of news to some of you ;
Former Unites States’ Vice President and international environmental campaigner Al Gore’s Oscar-winning documentary was screened in Male last night as part of the celebrations of the US-Maldives Friendship Week.
Held in collaboration with the civil society NGO, Open Society Association, “An Inconvenient Truth” was screened at the Government-run Nasandhura Palace Hotel in Male for invitees....
At the conclusion of the screening, there was a session for question and answers but no one in the audience raised a hand; the film definitely spoke for itself.
For a really long time, the Washington Post online kept asking me "What's Your Boss Make?":
To me the phrasing felt odd, but couldn't be called incorrect, so I hit print-screen, meaning to look up this peculiarity later. Someone must of complained about it though, as the WaPo has recently started asking "What Does Your Boss Make?":
I do use "What's" to shorten "What does", but not at all frequently. Is this a regional usage?
Mohammad Hashim Kamali a Shari’ah advisor to Government bodies in Malaysia and South Africa has called on the Maldives to allow expatriate non-Muslims freedom to worship and set up their own schools.