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#BREAKING: #Russia restarts international flights with #Egypt, #UAE and the #Maldives - Reuters
#BREAKING: #UK health secretary @MattHancock says if numbers of #COVID_19 cases change we will move decisively
#BREAKING: #UAE confirms 614 new #coronavirus cases, bringing total of infected people since the start of pandemic to 72,154
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Warm and fruitful discussion with FM @abdulla_shahid of #Maldives. Agreed that the #COVID19 pandemic has brought the two nations even closer. We will be reliable partners in meeting both aspirations and challenges. Image
India will fund the implementation of Greater Male Connectivity Project through a $400 mn LOC & $100 mn grant. This 6.7 km bridge project connecting Male with Gulhifalhu Port & Thilafushi industrial zone will help revitalise and transform Maldivian economy. Image
Connectivity brings prosperity.

Happy to announce the start of regular cargo ferry service between India & Maldives to boost trade & commerce. We're also starting an air travel bubble with Maldives to sustain & promote the dynamic people-to-people ties between the two countries. ImageImage
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.@RahulGandhi hs questions on Foreign Policy. Here are some answers:

•Our major partn’ships are strongr & internat’l standng higher.Witness regular summits&informal meetngs wth #US #Russia #Europe & #Japan.India engages #China on more equal terms politically.

Ask the analysts.
•We speak our mind more openly now. On #CPEC, on #BRI, on South China Sea, on UN-sanctioned terrorists, etc.

Ask the media.
• And address the #border infrastructure imbalance legacy. Compare 2014-20 with 2008-14. Budget up by 280%, road building by 32%, bridges by 99% and tunnels by 6 times.

Ask our Jawans.
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The Maldives #meToo movement will have it's crowning achievement when survivors of @ilyaasibrahim88 reign of rape and abuse all over the Maldives during @maumoonagayoom’s dictatorship get their moment to speak. Ilyas shouldn't be a free man. #FikuryInqilab #SecularMaldives
Today @MohamedNasheed said that he will get justice for all victims of sexual abuse in the Maldives after #Maldives erupted after failed attempts at justice by victims and amid increasing abuse arrests.
Yet @MohamedNasheed himself has praised Ilyas Ibrahim in the past, claiming he is an important figure to an @MDPSecretariat government. How is the public able to trust Nasheed when he publicly praises sexual abusers? #FikuryInqilab #SecularMaldives
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#SecularMVStrategy: President @ibusolih is an asset to the #SecularMaldives #FikuryInqilab as long as he continues to enable the factors and variables that make change possible. This position will change if these fundamentals change. Read @mujunaeem’s thread. (4 tweets).
If president @ibusolih’s presidency is disrupted before his term is up, the presidency goes to JP’s VP @FaisalNasym. The government then shifts further to the right from MPD’s center-right current position.
It will also throw #Maldives into political chaos, with opportunistic Islamists and capitalists waiting to roll back progress 10-15 years, an outcome that is unacceptable.
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The most recent episode of Patriot Act by @hasanminhaj does an excellent job of explaining Ranked Choice Voting. While the video is in Ameican context, the concepts and principles apply the same even in #Maldives.
Ranked Choice Voting is also the same as Single Transferable Voting, which I have advocated for more than 4 years now. This article explains some of the other names of Ranked Choice Voting like Single Transferable Voting…
My blog post from December 2017, explains with videos some of the details of how Single Transferable Voting works.…
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This tweet admits the reason why a number of lawmakers have supported the #AntiTerrorBill and confirms the concerns and sentiments of those who oppose it--that it is to quell dissent toward the #DuterteKakistocracy and to clamp on free speech and the freedom of the press.
To begin with, all the countries mentioned in the senate president's tweet have either undergone oppressive governments under tyrants, registered poor ratings in free speech and press freedom, committed gross violations of human rights, or even banned religious freedom.
Thailand, for instance, had been ruled by men in uniform for 55 of the 83 years from 1932 to 2009. And it was ruled by a military junta from 2014 to 2019. Its politics also has a frammework of constitutional monarch. It may also be recalled that in 2007, a military
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Ever since #COVID19 began spreading in #Maldives the need of the hour has been emergency measures to control the spread & to mitigate the impact on lives & livelihoods.

Whilst State agencies have implemented many critical steps, other measures can only be imposed through law.
Here's a proposal for a #COVID19 Emergency Measures Bill that shows how such legislation might be structured ⬇️…

For those who don't want to wade through 38 pages of "legalese" (um, so, basically everyone 🙂), the (relatively) short version follows...
The proposals cover the issues of:
- shelter
- food
- rent increases
- evictions
- rent relief
- profiteering
- employment
- unemployment benefits
- mental well-being
- public utilities & internet charges
- loan relief
- State expenses
- wages of higher-earning State officials
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The speaker of @mvpeoplesmajlis, @MohamedNasheed using his pseudonymous account @anedhivehirajje seeding the idea into the population #covid19 is what is truly dangerous to the #Maldives in my opinion right now! #thread 1/n
I understand he is a very brave man. And that he is not afraid of death or infection. But it is not up to him to expose vulnerable people with comorbidities in the country to possible infections and death given we are a low resource healthcare setting! 2/n
The Maldives has a significant educated population who understand the emerging science around the #coronavirus and are able to tell the dangerous game that he is playing. 3/n
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1) BREAKING: #ISIS claims its first ever attack in the #Maldives, stating a special source told #Naba that Islamic State fighters carried out the arson attack that destroyed five boats, including a police and ambulance unit, in #Mahibadhoo town, central Maldives.
2)This claim doesn't come as a surprise. As I've discussed before, #ISIS supporters carried out a stabbing attack on foreigners in Feb., claiming through an ISIS-style video & it was only a matter of time before these supporters connected w/ ISIS directly

3)#ISIS stated the boats belonged to the "Apostate Maldivian Government and its loyalists" and were destroyed using "incendiary bombs." Most remarkable is the speed of the claim. W/ the attack having happened late Wed., the line of comm. is clearly open.…
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The #IMF says the "Great Lockdown" recession will likely be the worst since the Great Depression. Global economy projected to shrink by 3% in 2020. By contrast, in January, the IMF had forecast a global GDP expansion of 3.3% for this year. Details in chart below. Table: @IMFNews
IMF: Partial global rebound to 5.8% in 2021 “assumes the #pandemic fades in the 2nd half of 2020, & that policy actions taken by countries are effective in preventing widespread firm bankruptcies, extended job losses, & system-wide financial strains.” #WEO
How does your country fare in the latest #IMF projections for 2020 & 2021?… @IMFNews #economies #GDP #finance
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MAR 19 #WWIII #COVID19 MD THREAD 1: Most stories from WaPo: Siobhán O'Grady, Rick Noack, Marisa Iati, Alex Horton, Miriam Berger and Katie Mettler
March 20 at 7:31 AM PT .. skip all TRUMP lies, JUST FACTS HERE FRONTLINE TROOPS @AMSA_News @ANANursingWorld
MAR 19 #WWIII vs #COVID19 MD THREAD 2: Way too late for #Fresno #McCarthy THIS IS #WWIII on our #AmericanSoil. Against tiny but vicious Enemy #COVID19 ...AND OUR #FRONTLINTROOPS Need #N95 masks #ProtectiveEquipment (Like #China has) HERE is a 60 page PDF #HANDBOOK @usairforce
MAR 19 #WWIII vs #COVID19 MD THREAD 3: FIRST the toll to date. 250,000 Reported CASES (Remember MANY Countries do not report..including #Turkey #Russia ) 11,000 DEATHS #Italy passed #China #Spain up 30% @WHO @maddow @CNN @JohnsHopkinsSPH @UCSF @BuzzFeed @SCMPNews @guardian
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Our primary prevention protocol is BREACHED! Both @PresidencyMV & @MoHmv are obliged to create Government &country wide SOPs for all non-critical employees to work from home. We must:
- Delay the local election
- Close all the schools
- Ban all public gatherings exceeding 500
Our Secondary Prevention Protocol’s on #COVID19 ( #ކޮވިޑް19 ) is in the process of being breached now. @MNDF_Official @HPA_MV @NDMAmv are at a loss as to how we should respond. Do what is in the public good! Take the steps we need to take!! @presidencymv DO WHAT’s RIGHT!
#Maldives has over 200K expats across the country (half the country’s population); most of whom are low wage labourers living in close quarters, substandard conditions, ripe for #COVID19. Though there is a plan for a city wide lockdown, prior steps need to be taken.
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The #Maldives has announced its intention to intervene in the #Gambia v #Myanmar case at the #ICJ concerning alleged acts of genocide against the #Rohingya. While many will undoubtedly welcome this move, I'm skeptical about the value of such an action.… 1/8
#Maldives will presumably seek to intervene as a non-party pursuant to Article 63 of the #ICJ Statute, and it has every right to do so as a party to the #GenocideConvention. Assuming Maldives complies with Article 82 of the ICJ Rules, the request will presumably be granted. 2/8
In principle, intervention under Article 63 is limited to how the intervenor believes specific provisions of the treaty in question (ie, the #GenocideConvention) should be constructed—not to other issues in the case. Nonetheless, that likely gives Maldives a wide berth here. 3/8
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The #ChineseShip detained by India and the international duplicity.
The Department of Revenue Intelligence and #Kandla Customs detained a Chinese ship on February 3 for carrying a falsely declared “dual use” industrial autoclave as an industrial dryer, which can be used in the manufacture of ballistic missiles.
Now the scientists from the #DRDO are examining the suspected cargo of the Chinese ship #DaiCuiYun, bound for the Port of Karachi to ascertain whether the 2005 Indian law against #WMD and the international laws on the same can be invoked against both the consignee & consignor.
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A tourist woman has been harrassed by the public and then manhandled by the police before being arrested for wearing a bikini in public in the #SunnySideOfLife. This follows the wake of multiple stabbing attacks of tourists by Islamic State in the #Maldives

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Do these troglodytes think that ad hominem/personal attacks consistute some sort of valid argument against points presented?
They don't.
You look like a bunch of roosters who think that crowing as loud as possible, drowning out the oppositions noise, makes you right.
It doesn't.
Addressing the "My life has been free of the fear of persecution and my personal experiences differ from yours hence you're wrong" argument. Are you genuinely this dull? Step out of your damn bubble and realize the "incredible fact" that other people are not the same as you.
Men, and it's always men as far as my eyes can see, revel in the opportunity to put on the mask of the bully and act as such at any given opportunity. Especially if they can convince themselves they have the moral high ground.
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#Thread #FactCheck
.@chennaipolice_, among the best police force in #India, has had some pretty ordinary and Laughable leadership. Unfortunately, this ends up affecting the force in all spheres of functioning. For instance, the insinuation that @gayatrikl is a #Pakistani agent
The Commissioner pointed to @gayatrikl's @Facebook home page, and declared that he would investigate the #Pakistan connection.
Yes, Mr. Commissioner, #ISI operatives have been instructed via a @ImranKhanPTI's circular that they should declare that they work for Pak firms on FB
If indeed it's true, @chennaipolice_ should be hauled up for dereliction of duty because, until @gayatrikl came out to draw a #KolamProtestAgainstCAA, the police didn't know her Pak connection!!! So, what are you doing in your social media monitoring cell?
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The Islamic "Scholars" in #Maldives and their cronies are trying to twist religious fervor and nationalism together so they can weave a narrative where they are under some sort of attack from enemies in their midst.
They are whipping up the masses into a frenzy.
When really all that is happening, and this is quite apparent for anyone who bothers to look,
Is that a marginalized and threatened population are asking for their right to live in the sun without fear of persecution and bodily harm.
The reactionary characters, falling out of the woodwork are trying to bury activists in a mountain of thinly veiled, sometimes open threats and propaganda in an effort to stem the tide of opposition.
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"Temporary cessation" Who are you kidding?
Its a fucking ban.
MDN is the only NGO that works as an HRD on the most sensitive HR issues in Maldives.
The govt has succumbed to the pressure from local terrorists - much of those are allegedly revealed in the controversial report.
The #Maldives govt has failed to take action against those who spread hate and threaten people behind a religious facade.
"The maintenance of public order and communal harmony"... what a load of crap!
The govt has effectively #empowered the #terrorists by banning the only HRD NGO who dared assess the rising #extremism and #radicalism in #Maldives.
Now the terrorists are attacking whoever who recognised the NGO's sincere work since 2004.
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Looks like, the #Maldives needs another refresher. This fact is from the Biological Behavioural Survey (BBS) done in 2008. Feel free to retweet.
Fact 2: commercial sex work starts as early as 12 years old. - Biological behavioural Survey 2008 (BBS)…
Fact three: police, businessmen and government employees are top clients of female sex workers - Biological behavioural Survey 2008 (BBS)
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1. @DdcomMdv alleges @PoliceMv officers tried to fabricate evidence

2. Cops who are video-taped torturing a suspect try to intimidate witnesses & destroy evidence

& the answer is: give cops even MORE powers & remove what little controls there are on police abuse of power? Why?
If the same twisted reasoning were applied in other types of cases, would we see child protection laws changed to force victims of abuse back into their abusers' hands?

"No!" you shout? Why not, especially when passion overcomes reason? Is the current law really the problem?
#Maldives already has some of the harshest terrorism laws coupled with the most generalised definitions of terror (apart from North Korea, perhaps).

It wasn't the law that helped disappear a journalist, but some who were sworn to uphold it.

Yet we still call to change the law?
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