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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 …

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[19 Feb 2006 | No Comment | ]

Minivan News reports about a UN study on how governments are violating the rights of tsunami survivors.

In the Maldives, the viability of government’s ‘safe island’ programme is in serious doubt. “The programme’s stated aims are to develop a few islands as economically and socially sustainable. The government argues that this will enable cost-effective delivery of services and will provide protection from natural and other disasters. It will also, according to the government, divert the influx of migrants to its capital, Male’,” the report states.
“This plan, in existence since 1998, …