Haveeru has also reported that the Supreme Court has been asked to issue a ruling on the matter in order to make the Maldivian judiciary's position "clear".
Attorney general Abdulla Muiz was quoted as saying: "We believe that the people have expressed genuine concerns over the circular issued by the tourism ministry ordering resorts to close down their spas."
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