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Maldives court orders arrest of former president over alleged corruption

18 Feb 2019

MALE A court in the Maldives ordered the arrest and detention on Monday of the former president, Abdulla Yameen, on suspicion of money laundering.

Maldives president suspends ministers as corruption scandal spreads

15 Feb 2019

MALE Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih suspended two government ministers over financial transactions conducted with a company implicated in a $90 million corruption scandal.

Maldives police seek charges against ex-president after money laundering probe

07 Feb 2019

MALE Maldives police asked the prosecutor general on Thursday to charge former President Abdulla Yameen for providing false information during a probe over his alleged involvement in a deal to lease tropical islands.

Maldives police freeze bank accounts of ex-president Yameen as part of probe

15 Dec 2018

MALE Police in the Maldives said they have frozen the bank accounts of former president Abdulla Yameen as they investigate allegations by state bodies that he conducted "illicit" deals, some involving Chinese infrastructure projects, whilst leader.

Police in Maldives investigate ex-president over suspected 'illicit' deals

14 Dec 2018

MALE Police in the Maldives have summoned former president Abdulla Yameen for questioning as part of investigations into deals he made during his tenure, many of them involving Chinese infrastructure projects, his party said.

Maldives' top court cancels jail sentence of former president

27 Nov 2018

COLOMBO The Maldives' Supreme Court on Monday cancelled a 13-year-old jail sentence imposed on former president Mohamed Nasheed for a terrorism conviction, saying prosecutors had provided no evidence to prove his guilt.

RPT-After building spree, just how much does the Maldives owe China?

26 Nov 2018

MALE, Nov 23 One week after taking power, the new government of the Maldives says it has no idea how much it owes China, which has led a construction spree in the tiny Indian Ocean nation, but fears the debts run up in the past five years could be unsustainable.

After building spree, just how much does the Maldives owe China?

24 Nov 2018

MALE One week after taking power, the new government of the Maldives says it has no idea how much it owes China, which has led a construction spree in the tiny Indian Ocean nation, but fears the debts run up in the past five years could be unsustainable.

Exclusive: Maldives set to pull out of China free trade deal, says senior lawmaker

19 Nov 2018

MALE The Maldives' new government will pull out of a free trade agreement (FTA) with China because it was a mistake for the tiny nation to strike such a pact with the world's second biggest economy, the head of the largest party in the ruling alliance said.

Modi embraces Maldives as new leader Solih takes office, China out of favour

16 Nov 2018

MALE Maldives' President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih takes office on Saturday, seeking help from India and the United States to climb out from under a mountain of Chinese debt that his predecessor racked up in a breakneck development of the coral islands.

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