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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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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 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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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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Blood lust in Malé

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Blood lust in Malé

The streets of Malé have seen a lot of spilled blood and brain matter in recent weeks – as Maldives spirals downwards rapidly, with an anti-democratic regime at the helm. MvMurders.com is an initiative to document and track violent murders in the Maldives Azra Naseem writes on the subject: “In the early hours of this […]

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