Slave Labour: a ticking time bomb

Filed in Features & Analysis by on March 30, 2014 2 Comments
Slave Labour: a ticking time bomb

I just read a piece in the Dhaka Tribune by Prof. Selina Mohsin, the former Bangladeshi High Commissioner to Maldives, about the plight of migrant Bangladeshi workers in the Maldives. Most of the information was not new to me; there is a reason why the Maldives has consistently been placed on the US State Department’s […]

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Breaking Panic: al-Ustaz Ali Hameed is an honourable man

Filed in Breaking Panic by on March 15, 2014 0 Comments
Breaking Panic: al-Ustaz Ali Hameed is an honourable man

The Daily Panic brings you the absolute latest breaking news from the past month or so. The Daily Panic refuses to speculate on Gasim’s involvement in disappearance of Flight MH 370 The mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 that has baffled aviation experts around the world continues to dominate news cycles. Unlike many dubious media […]

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Maldives scholar: Marital rape is the best rape

Filed in Society & Beliefs by on January 15, 2014 9 Comments
Maldives scholar: Marital rape is the best rape

The VP of the Maldives Fiqh Academy, Dr Mohamed Iyaz Abdul Latheef, has confirmed today that marital rape is the best rape. The comments were made in response to a question regarding the contents of the Sexual Offenses Bill. The bill, passed in late December by 67 out of 69 MPs in attendance, was returned […]

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The Bikini Controversy

Filed in Society & Beliefs by on January 4, 2014 1 Comment
The Bikini Controversy

To the southwest of the Indian subcontinent, strung across the Indian Ocean, there are two countries superimposed on each other. One of them, I call the Maldives. This is the one where wealthy honeymooners come and enjoy their martinis on the sun-kissed sandy beaches. The other one, Dhivehistan, is the longest running experiment in controlled […]

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Breaking Panic: Abdulla Riyaz Resigns

Filed in Breaking Panic by on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
Breaking Panic: Abdulla Riyaz Resigns

BREAKING PANIC: The Daily Panic brings you the latest breaking news from earlier this week. H.E.P Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom is President The Daily Panic is pleased to announce that His Excellency President al-Ustaz Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has won by a slim margin a resounding electoral victory. “Abdulla Yameen’s victory is a giant leap […]

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Et tu Maldives?

Filed in Features & Analysis by on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
Et tu Maldives?

The elections prove one thing: the Maldives electorate is yet to mature. The outcome of the election was more or less decided on November 9th, when – despite all the ugly episodes that played out in full public view – the public actually rewarded Abdulla Yameen with a slightly increased vote share. It was clear […]

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Mordis goes to polls

Filed in Politics by on November 16, 2013 0 Comments
Mordis goes to polls

It is voting day and the stakes have never been higher. The Daily Panic is proud to bring you the latest on the Maldivian elections. The Daily Panic understands that the fate of the world depends on the outcome of this election. Many Maldivians are determined to vote in Abdulla Yameen to deal with the […]

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Breaking Panic: Waheed doesn’t care.

Filed in Breaking Panic by on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Breaking Panic: Waheed doesn’t care.

BREAKING PANIC. The Daily Panic briefly rounds up today’s major headlines from around the Maldives.  Waheed doesn’t care Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik has announced plans to flee to Singapore indefinitely on the 14th of this month. This is apparently news because he’s promised to resign on the 16th, and might not be back in time […]

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Deeply concerned

Filed in Offbeat by on November 12, 2013 2 Comments
Deeply concerned

The Daily Panic is deeply dismayed by the decision of various Western countries to continue issuing incredibly bland statements regarding local developments in the Maldives. The Daily Panic reminds all stakeholders that many of these are English speaking countries, and should know how to not be boring in their own language. We note with great […]

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The Strange Case of Dr Hassan & Mr Saeed

Filed in Features & Analysis by on November 11, 2013 0 Comments
The Strange Case of Dr Hassan & Mr Saeed

After two glorious  years of working overtime to wreck the country, Dr Hassan Saeed of the Dhivehi Qaumee Party has finally called it quits. If you believe him, that is. I profile the doctor in the below piece for Minivan News. - Ed   Dr Hassan Saeed is an educated, articulate man. The Dhivehi Qaumee Party […]

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