IRS |Institute of Regional Studies


Contemporary Regional Developments in Maldives

14th April - 19th April
  • UN demands Maldives to let Nasheed run for office. Maldives must restore ex-President Mohamed Nasheed’s right to stand for office, including the office of President, the UN Human Rights Committee concluded in a finding made public. (Daily Mirror, April 16, 2018)
  • The Maldives defence minister has vowed not to allow religious freedom in the country, days after former president Mohamed Nasheed called for co-existence and tolerance. Addressing a seminar on preventing religious extremism and terrorism, Defence Minister Adam Shareef said the Maldives would always remain a country with moderate Islamic values. (Maldives Independent, April 15 11:35 2018)
6th April - 12th April
  • Maldives Electoral body guarantees smooth presidential poll in the first week of September, 2018. According to Elections Commission there was nothing to indicate that the election might get delayed.
    (Maldives Independent, April 12, 2018)
  • Election funding to be released by May 8 according to Maldives Election Commission.
    (Maldives Independent, April 11, 2018)
  • Opposition parties have snubbed a meeting with the Elections Commission, as they boasted about their progress to field a unity candidate for this year’s presidential polls.
    (Maldives Independent, April 10, 2018)