IRS |Institute of Regional Studies


Contemporary Regional Developments in Maldives

5th - 13th February
  • China will stop Indian military action in the Maldives. China will stop Indian military action in the Maldives, the state-run Global Times has said, as there is no “righteous cause” for any armed intervention without UN backing.
    (Maldives Independent, February 13, 2018)
  • There is no threat of a foreign military invasion, the Maldives said on February 13, as it told people to stop doubting its “excellent” relationship with India. Ties between the two countries were thrust into the spotlight when the Maldives signed its first-ever Free Trade Agreement with regional behemoth China, apparently catching India off-guard.
    (Maldives Independent, February 13 21:01 2018)
  • A petition to remove President Abdulla Yameen has been thrown out by the Supreme Court, the latest blow to the opposition as it faces a crackdown under a state of emergency.
    (Maldives Independent, February 13, 2018)
30th Jan - 4th February
  • The Maldives government has declared a state of emergency for 15 days amid a political crisis in the island nation. The state of emergency gives security officials extra powers to arrest suspects, reports say. The government has already suspended parliament and ordered the army to resist any moves by the Supreme Court to impeach President Abdulla Yameen.
    (Daily Mirror Feb 05, 2018)
  • Maldives Supreme Court seeking Indian help after president declared war on court.
    (Times of India, Feb 5, 2018)
  • A top judge has denied he faked a signature on a ruling that ordered the release of high-profile prisoners, the UK’s ambassador to the Maldives said Monday.
    (Maldives Independent, February 05, 2018)
  • India warns travelers amid the state of emergency declared in Maldives.
    (NDTV, February 06, 2018)
  • Ex-Maldives president Mohammed Nasheed vowed to run for president office after prisoners are freed.
    (The Guardian, Feb 02, 2018)