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[21 Nov 2006 | No Comment | ]

After the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004, Red Cross organizations from a number of countries set up office in the Maldives, a popular holiday destination attracting the likes of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, currently spending their honeymoon here.
The work on forming a local Red Crescent society has been going on for a while, but Minivan News reports that the work is delayed again.

The formation of the new committee and the delay that comes with it has caused some members in the organization to express concern. They have …

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[21 Nov 2006 | 4 Comments | ]

While Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are enjoying their honeymoon in the Maldives, the Indian Ocean holiday destination has become the focus of a controversy over tsunami aid money.
Minivan News reports that Commander Michael Lord-Castle, the head of Global Protection Committee (GPC) said that GPC has received information that President Gayoom of Maldives has transferred up to $80 million into private offshore bank accounts.

“We have been advised that between US$60 to $80 million have been transferred from Maldives Governmental funds directly to various private bank accounts in favour …