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Category: Social

Collectivism 0

The Party System does more harm then good?

The question every young and old individual have in mind today is whether we need a party system, or more specifically a multi-party electoral system to elect the president, members of the parliament and local council members. People have witnessed the good and the bad that came with the introduction of the system and people are for sure, not impressed. […]

Murder 0

Foniasophobia – The fear of being murdered

Foniasophobia is the fear of murderers, it is usually triggered hearing the news of a person being murdered. To what extent do we (Maldivian Society, especially people residing in the capital city) have this fear? Although the data (Official Murder Statistics) is not publicly available from Maldives Police Service, thanks to documenting all the murders in the country, and […]

Economy 0

Student Loan Debt Crisis in the Maldives

With the introduction of student loans in 2012, it became the long-awaited savior for many prospective students who were unable to afford tuition fees and the cost of living in the capital city Male’. Department of Higher Education (DPE) of Ministry of Education, the regular of government-funded student loans in the country was overwhelmed by the number of applications and […]

Education 1

The history of National Student Loans in the Maldives

How it began National Student Loans (NSL) scheme was introduced during September 2012 by the former president Dr. Mohammed Waheed Hassan as a solution for the uprising student crisis after Maldives National University then Maldives College of Higher Education dropped its government funded student pocket money program starting from July of 2009. The scheme was however not the nations first […]

Fundraiser 0

THREE ways you can help Rohingya people

First; let’s have a better understanding of the Rohingya situation. Rohingya people (formally known as Arakanese Indians) are a stateless Indo-Aryan people from Rakhine State, Myanmar. There are estimated 1.3 million Rohingyas residing in Myanmar. As of 2016 Rohingya account for 7% Myanmar population. Rohingya crisis began with the 1982 citizenship law of Myanmar which prohibits Rohingyas from being citizens. […]