Tag: Maumoon Abdul Gayoom

This Week in Maldives: March 27

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This Week in Maldives: March 27

Because there is no such thing as a proportionate response in YAG’s arsenal, this week: Maumoon can’t catch a break, Nihan’s verbal diarrhoea, Maseeh survives the roll-call, and also my weekly update on Muizzu and his marbles. No confidence motion against Speaker Maseeh defeated Hoo-boy. How do I even summarize this one? The opposition spent weeks […]

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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: 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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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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This Week in Maldives: October 30

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This Week in Maldives: October 30

Because YAG has literally removed the furniture and erased the signboard from his own party headquarters as some form of punishment to his elder brother, this week I look at the sibling rivalry between two dictators of mixed abilities. These are short takes on the headlines of the week gone by. Gayoom withdraws support for Yameen YAG’s continued […]

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This Week in Maldives: October 23

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This Week in Maldives: October 23

Because I finally slept through a rainy Saturday afternoon, this week I observe – slack-jawed – at how old man Gayoom destroyed a military APC with a joke. These are short takes on the headlines from the week gone by. “Yameen handed control of ruling party” No kidding. A civil court judge straight up told *the* Maumoon Abdul […]

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5 sociological concepts that every Maldivian should know

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5 sociological concepts that every Maldivian should know

By Hani Amir The legacy of Maumoon’s dictatorship is clear in the insistence by most Maldivians that the Maldives is “100% Muslim”. This is maintained by the Maldivian constitution (the structure) and how it restricts the freedom of consciousness (in other words the agency) of Maldivians by stating that all citizens are required to be Muslims . […]

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Maldivian history: A mockery of past and present

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Maldivian history: A mockery of past and present

Marx said that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. In an isolated country such as ours, with a culture that goes back thousands of years, history has become twisted beyond all recognition and ended up as an unnavigable tangle of myths and falsehoods. And it appears we are not done yet. An […]

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