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This Week in Maldives: January 15

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This Week in Maldives: January 15

Because, in hindsight, it should’ve been called The Weekly Panic; this week I look at Maumoon’s absent hard drive, Medam’s clean chit, Police buries the truth – and some useful advice about evil Sun worshippers.  These are short takes on the headlines of the week gone by. Couple in mysterious death buried To recap: A young couple in […]

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This Week in Maldives: January 8

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This Week in Maldives: January 8

Because you guys liked, RT’d and shared the hell out of the last edition, this week I focus on aqeeda-endangering textbooks, Dunya’s return to the dark side, and Muizzu engaged in a series of unfortunate Muizzed up things. These are short takes on the headlines of the week gone by. Dunya rejoins the regime Dunya […]

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This Week in Maldives: January 1

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This Week in Maldives: January 1

Because it is a New Year, including for those who aren’t celebrating (Thank you, Saudi Arabia), this week I look at a renamed airport, police raids on (victims of-) things, and YAG saving Islam in the Maldives yet again. These are short takes on the headlines of the week gone by. Ibrahim Nasir International Airport renamed […]

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This Week in Maldives: December 25

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This Week in Maldives: December 25

Because it is a Merry Christmas, but only to those who are celebrating, this week I focus on independent commissions, journalists sentencing and other Maldives things. These are short takes on the headlines of the week gone by. Suspects arrested for throwing chemicals on woman’s face A 50 year-old woman from the island of Lhaimagu […]

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This Week in Maldives: December 11

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This Week in Maldives: December 11

Because I finally could sleep, but now I feel old. This week I look at easily impressed youth, judicial colloquiums, another human rights day of holding posters, and setting the record straight on Shigella and Cholera. These are short takes on the headlines of the week gone by Gender Minister shares message to Persons with Disabilities. A surprisingly thoughtful […]

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The Abduction of Rilwan

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The Abduction of Rilwan

Below is a recording of a Skype conversation I had with Muju Naeem regarding Rilwan’s abduction and the #FindMoyameehaa campaign. We did this recording to mark the international Human Rights Day. In the video, I talk about Rilwan’s abduction and how the #FindMoyameehaa campaign came about. We also take a look at the systematic obstruction of justice, and the […]

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This Week in Maldives: December 4

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This Week in Maldives: December 4

Because I couldn’t sleep all week – and breathing exercises and scented candles didn’t help – this week I look at the MUO, heavenly palaces, and self-righteous assholes with funny Arabic names on Facebook. These are short takes on the headlines of the week gone by. Central bank under fire for bailing out government with GMR payout […]

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This Week in Maldives: November 27

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This Week in Maldives: November 27

Because I’m home alone this week, setting up insane traps and hilarious pranks, and yet no intruders – not even Joe Pesci – turned up 🙁 This edition of This Week in Maldives looks at YAG’s trusty men in the courts and Parliament, and two very confused policemen.  These are short takes on the headlines of the […]

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Maldives: Perverse Pleasures

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Maldives: Perverse Pleasures

Last week, the Maldivian regime decided to blow up a reef in the southern island of Meedhoo in Addu Atoll. They then decided to organize a viewing party, complete with tea and snacks. Pictures of the local islanders celebrating the wanton destruction of their own island’s natural reef sparked some outrage on social media. I was momentarily […]

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This Week in Maldives: November 20

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This Week in Maldives: November 20

Because I skipped a week, and yet Maldives continues to rapidly spiral down the drain pipe, this week I look at the budget, and the miraculous redemption of all Gasims. These are short takes on the headlines of the week gone by. Both US and Maldives headed by economists, says MP Nihan PPM parliamentary majority group leader and […]

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