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President delivers the Presidential Address at the opening session of this year’s People’s Majlis

February 6, 2017

His Excellency President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has delivered the Presidential Address, in accordance with Article 84 of the Constitution of Maldives. The Presidential Address was delivered today at this year’s inaugural session of the People’s Majlis. His Excellency President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom was warmly greeted upon arrival at Dharubaaruge by Speaker of the […]

Eighteenth People’s Majlis has achieved 98.9% productivity

November 24, 2016

At the Sixteenth Sitting of the Third Session of the People’s Majlis held tonight, Speaker Hon. Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed concluded the Third Session of 2016, noting that the Eighteenth People’s Majlis has achieved 98.9% productivity. In his concluding remarks, Speaker said that since 28th May 2014, 380 motions were presented to the People’s Majlis, out […]

Majlis passes Bill on Taxation and Levying of Fees for Passengers Departing from International Airports in Maldives

November 24, 2016

At the Sixteenth Sitting of the Third Session of the People’s Majlis held tonight, the Bill on Taxation and Levying of Fees for Passengers Departing from International Airports in Maldives tabled by Hon. Ahmed Rasheed, MP for Gadhdhoo was passed with 48 votes in favour with one amendment. There were 20 votes against and one […]

Majlis passes the Projected State Budget for 2017

November 24, 2016

At the Fifteenth Sitting of the Third Session of the People’s Majlis held today, the Projected State Budget for 2017 was passed as reviewed by Budget Committee with 60 votes in favour. There were 15 votes against and two abstentions. 27 Members spoke during time allocated following the presentation of the Report. The Committee Report […]

Bill on Taxation and Levying of Fees for Passengers Departing from International Airports in Maldives accepted for Majlis consideration

November 24, 2016

At the Fifteenth Sitting of the Third Session of the People’s Majlis held today, the Bill on Taxation and Levying of Fees for Passengers Departing from International Airports in Maldives tabled by Hon. Ahmed Rasheed, MP for Gadhdhoo was accepted for consideration with 53 votes in favour. There were 22 votes against and one abstention. […]

Debate held on Projected State Budget for 2017

November 23, 2016

At the Fourteenth Sitting of the Third Session of the People’s Majlis held today, debate was held on the Committee report on the Projected State Budget for 2017. The Committee report was presented to the floor by Chair of the Budget Committee Hon. Ahmed Nihan Hussein Manik, MP for Villimalé. 26 Members spoke during time […]

Majlis passes Bill on Amendment to the Political Parties Act

November 23, 2016

At the Fourteenth Sitting of the Third Session of the People’s Majlis held today, the Bill on Amendment to the Political Parties Act (Act No. 4/2013) tabled by Saud Hussein, MP for Villingili, was passed with 41 votes in favour. 29 Members voted against the Bill. The Committee report on the Bill was presented to […]

Majlis rejects two Bills

November 23, 2016

At the Fourteenth Sitting of the Third Session of the People’s Majlis held today, two Bills tabled by Hon. Ibrahim Sujau, MP for Baarah, were rejected. The Bill on Amendment to the Local Council Elections Act (Act No. 10/2010) was rejected with 65 votes against. 21 Members spoke during time allocated for debate on the […]

Majlis rejects Constructional Bill

November 23, 2016

At the Fourteenth Sitting of the Third Session of the People’s Majlis held today, the Constructional Bill tabled by Hon. Saudulla Hilmy, MP for Thinadhoo, was rejected with 65 votes against. The Committee report on the Bill was presented to the floor by Member of the Committee on National Development Hon. Muaz Mohamed, MP for […]

Majlis rejects Bill on Amendment to the Elections (General) Act

November 22, 2016

At the Thirteenth Sitting of the Third Session of the People’s Majlis held today, Members rejected the Bill on Amendment to the Elections (General) Act (Act No. 11/2008), reviewed by Committee on National Security, with 43 votes against. There were 24 votes in favour and two abstentions. The Committee report on the Bill, tabled on […]

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