The number of tourists visiting the white-sanded Indian Ocean archipelago soared 10 per cent year-on-year to 726,515 in the first half of 2018, according to tourism ministry data released Wednesday.
The Maldives has been in turmoil since strongman President Abdulla Yameen jailed or exiled all his main opponents in recent months.
The government sources have told WION that 'India is hoping that international public opinion will work on the Maldives'
Yameen declared a state of emergency in February in the Indian Ocean honeymoon paradise, a move critics say was aimed at averting his impeachment
Male has imposed an 'informal ban' on work permits to Indians. The ban has been imposed since the last 3 months
This outcome, she said, cast a serious doubt on the commitment of the government of Maldives to the rule of law and calls into question its willingness to permit a free and fair presidential election
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