President Yameen congratulates the President of China

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President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has sent a congratulatory message ‎to the President of China, His Excellency Xi Jinping, on being elected for a second term of office. The President’s message reads as follows:‎ “On behalf of the Government and the people of the Maldives, and on my own behalf, I would like to extend warm felicitations and sincere congratulations […]

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President Ratifies the Anti-Defection Act

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President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has ratified the Anti-Defection Act (Act no. 2/2018). The bill was passed by the Parliament on Tuesday, 13 March 2018, at the eighth sitting of the First Session of the People’s Majlis. Upon ratification, the Act was published in the Government Gazette. The Anti-Defection Act has been introduced in order to hold the Members of […]

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President Ratifies Judges Act

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President Yameen Abdul Gayoom has ratified the Fifth Amendment to the Judges Act (Act no. 13/2010). The bill was passed by the Parliament on Tuesday, 13 March 2018, at the eighth sitting of the First Session of the Parliament. The Amendments were made to Articles 15, 23, and 27 of the Act. In this regard, a provision was added to […]

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Administration briefs international media on the current situation in the Maldives

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At a press conference held, representatives of the Maldives’ administration have briefed members of the international media on the current situation in the Maldives. The press conference comprised of two sessions, and was held at the President’s Office. The Ministers’ panel representing the administration were Minister for Legal Affairs at the President’s Office, Uza. Aishath Azima Shakoor, lead representative of […]

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The Maldives will pursue aggressive regulatory action against those who tarnish the good standing and reputation of the nation

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The Government of the Republic of Maldives, in no uncertain terms, refutes the assumption that a vessel named Xin Yuan 18 is of Maldivian origin – no such vessel is registered in the country. Further we condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the use of our National Flag in a manner so as to tarnish the good standing and reputation […]

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Update on the Current Situation in the Maldives: State Of Emergency

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1. Decree declaring the State of Emergency (2018/3) – 5 February 2018 a) Under Article 253 (State of Emergency) of the Constitution of the Republic of Maldives which allows the declaration of a State of Emergency, in all or part of the country, pertaining to an event of natural disaster, dangerous epidemic disease, war, threat to national security, or threatened foreign aggression, the […]

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Official Statement on Parliament confirmation of The President’s Proposed Extension, with amendments, to the State of Emergency

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President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has stated that the aim of the Government is to work for the development and progress of the Maldivian nation, with the belief that the truest measure of national development is the citizen’s happiness and contentment. The President made this remark while delivering this year’s Presidential Address tonight, at the opening session of the People’s Majlis for […]

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The Government notes the concerns of the international community

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The Government of the Maldives takes note with appreciation the concerns being expressed by friends and partners in the international community regarding the declaration of the State of Emergency in the Maldives for a period of fifteen days on 5 February 2018 and subsequently extended by the Parliament for a further period of thirty days on 20 February 2018. The Government further notes […]

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Official Statement on Parliament confirmation of The President’s Proposed Extension, with amendments, to the State of Emergency

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The Parliament yesterday, 20 February 2018, voted to give approval to the Presidential Decree of 5 February 2018 and its consequent amendments, extend the State of Emergency and provide relief to some of the rights restricted under it on the basis that the State of Emergency will be imposed on individuals alleged to have carried out illegal activities and the […]

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Update on the Current Situation in the Maldives

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Security Forces Reiterate Commitment to Maintaining Peace and Calm across the Maldives; Will Closely Monitor any Incitements towards Unrest. The Maldives Police Service (MPS) and the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF), in a joint press conference held today, sent out a strong appeal to the public to maintain the calm and ignore any incitement towards causing unrest at this time. […]

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