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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: 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: 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 6

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This Week In Maldives: November 6

Because it was November 3 again, and evil-dictator Gayoom is fast becoming my favourite politician in town (and I can’t deal with this new reality), this week I look at the latest in PPM vs Lame PPM, and MNDF’s continuing celebration of the Indian army’s victory over Sri Lankan Tamil rebels.  These are short takes on the […]

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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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Umar Naseer: A study in Incompetence

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Umar Naseer: A study in Incompetence

Maldives Home Minister Umar Naseer is confident that he can win at the Olympic 100m hurdles. He just needs some slight change of rules – firstly, to remove those annoying barriers that get in the way. Having to jump over these numerous obstacles were clearly undermining his goal of completing the race, he noticed. He […]

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