Police say Abdulla Yameen received $1m in government money at his private account [File: Fred Dufor/ Reuters]

A court in the Maldives has ordered the country’s former President Abdulla Yameen be held in state custody until the end of a trial on money laundering charges, according to local media.

At a criminal court hearing on Monday, prosecutors alleged the former president, who lost an election in September, tried to bribe a witness in

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