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  1. News - Asia - MALDIVES

    Police force delay of Maldives presidential poll

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 02:24pm by AFP

    ... a rerun. Former president Mohamed Nasheed won 45.45 per cent of the vote in September- short of the 50 per cent threshold needed for outright victory. Dozens of his supporters shouted ... in the Maldives," the diplomat, asking to remain unnamed, said yesterday. The outgoing president Mohamed Waheed called for the elections to be held next weekend, and said he was "concerned about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1335196/police-force-delay-maldives-presidential-poll
  2. News - Asia - ANALYSIS MALDIVES

    ‘Banana republic’ fears fuelled by Maldives election chaos

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 03:31pm by AFP

    ... Mohamed Nasheed, was toppled 20 months ago. But observers say there should no surprise at the turmoil as key institutions are still run by followers of the country’s long-time dictator who never ... backfired leading to a police mutiny that eventually forced him to resign and later say he was ousted in a coup. Nasheed’s then deputy, Mohamed Waheed took over the leadership and was seen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1335938/banana-republic-fears-fuelled-maldives-election-chaos
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am

    ... backed the vote which had been meant to take place on Saturday. Former president Mohamed Nasheed, who was forced to resign by a police mutiny, was seen as the front-runner in the run-off against Abdullah Yameen, a brother of former dictator Maumoon Abdul Gayoom. But the international statements backing the run-off were branded "irresponsible" by President Mohamed Waheed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1318562/talking-points
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking Points

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Staff and Agencies

    ... Mohamed Nasheed, the first democratically elected leader of the Indian Ocean island state of the Maldives, who says he was forced to resign at gunpoint, is back in court on abuse of power charges. Two of his four lawyers have been barred from court and Nasheed says it is part of a plot to stop him running in presidential elections.   New York marathon goes ahead The 43rd New York City ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1074753/talking-points
  5. 2008 Politics

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... gets new president On November 11, democracy activist Mohamed Nasheed was sworn in as the Maldives' first democratically elected president, ending three decades of single-party rule in the Indian Ocean archipelago. Mr Nasheed defeated 30-year incumbent Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who transformed the Maldives from a poor fishing community into a luxury resort destination. One of Mr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664303/2008-politics
  6. News - China - MALDIVES

    Maldives now a destination of choice for Chinese visitors

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 01:30pm by AFP

    ... for the future trajectory of the country and its eagerness to embrace Chinese aid. Mohamed Nasheed, who was ousted as president in February last year by mutinous police officers and replaced by Waheed, ... like Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Nepal. Outgoing president Mohamed Waheed dispatched ministers to Beijing after taking power last year and visited himself later in the year. Most significantly, he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1315895/chinas-tourists-diplomats-make-splash-maldives
  7. Freed opposition leader lashes Maldives corruption, torture

    Posted Sep 28th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Meo

    ... to eat broken glass, Mohamed Nasheed could see the atolls where honeymooners enjoyed expensive, carefree holidays. Dhoonidhoo has sandy beaches, palm trees and yachts sailing offshore. From Male it looks like just another luxurious Maldives beach resort. But unseen from the holiday beaches are cells where imprisonment, torture and even murder have taken place, Mr Nasheed said. If Mr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/565644
  8. Living beyond the planet's means

    Posted Dec 05th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... President Mohamed Nasheed has become a global star in the climate change cause, not least because his country of magnificent tourist atolls may disappear completely if even the moderate predictions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700306/living-beyond-planets-means
  9. News - Hong Kong

    AP Weekly News Calendar

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 01:50pm by AP

    ... president of the Maldives, who was ousted last year in what he called a coup, faces a presidential election runoff against the brother of the country's former dictator. Mohamed Nasheed, who ... Nasheed against Yaamin Abdul Qayyoom, a brother of Maldives' former autocrat Maumoon Abdul Gayoom. MADRID — Anti-monarchy protesters to hold a demonstration downtown Madrid to demand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1318195/ap-weekly-news-calendar
  10. News - Hong Kong

    AP Weekly News Calendar

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 08:47am by AP

    ... president of the Maldives, who was ousted last year in what he called a coup, faces a presidential election runoff against the brother of the country's former dictator. Mohamed Nasheed, who ... Nasheed against Yaamin Abdul Qayyoom, a brother of Maldives' former autocrat Maumoon Abdul Gayoom. MADRID — Anti-monarchy protesters to hold a demonstration downtown Madrid to demand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1318054/ap-weekly-news-calendar

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