Yameen Rasheed

Disobedient Writer. Occasional satirist.

Comments on society and politics in Maldives.

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This Week in Maldives: March 12

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This Week in Maldives: March 12

Because unforeseen London romances and new beginnings have ruined everything, this week the regime deals with social media activists, a Sun Online journalist has never viewed pornography, a Saudi tyrant’s impending visit disrupts citizens’ lives, and a Yameen finally brings in some foreign investment for the first time. These are short takes on the headlines of […]

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#ThisWeekInMaldives – Feb 5 (Video)

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#ThisWeekInMaldives – Feb 5 (Video)

This is a companion video to the 5 February 2017 edition of the This Week in Maldives. Join me in conversation with Muju Naeem where we discuss Muizzu’s disabled parking zones, Vaguthu website, MDP’s internal democracy – and our disagreement over the niqab ban.    

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This Week in Maldives: February 5

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This Week in Maldives: February 5

Because fangirls are crazy, and that Affan dude from Maldivian Idol should seek an immediate restraining order, this week: aqeeda remains endangered, corruption is part of YAG’s nature, Vaguthu website is temporarily worth visiting, and President Nasheed drops by in Colombo. These are short takes on the headlines of the week gone by. Muizzu opens a Disabled Parking zone […]

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#ThisWeekInMaldives – Jan 15 (Video)

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#ThisWeekInMaldives – Jan 15 (Video)

This is a companion video to the 15th January 2017 edition of the This Week in Maldives. I speak to Muju Naeem as part of his #FikryIngilaabu video series. This week, we discuss Waheed’s biography, DDoS, the investigation into Rabarey’s murder, the fear of losing ones aqeeda, and laugh way too hard.

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This Week in Maldives: January 22

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This Week in Maldives: January 22

Because Trump is President and we all owe Riyaz Rasheed an apology; this week: Shainee woos investors with jokes, Gayoom literally can’t even, Dhiraagu has a special discount, and YAG’s heart grows three sizes. With love, of course.  These are short takes on the headlines of the week gone by. Trial begins for Maldivian man ‘who […]

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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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