At a media briefing held for foreign journalists at the President's Office, Legal Affairs Minister at the President's Office Aishath Azima Shukoor said the government did not intend to extend the state of Emergency as the situation in the archipelago had returned to normal.
She further reiterated the government's view that the Emergency did not pose any danger to civilians, expatriates and tourists in the country, Xinhua news agency reported.
The President's Office said Yameen had requested for an extension as the threat to national security had not diminished following the Supreme Court ruling on February 1 ordering the release of detained opposition leaders, including self-exiled former President Mohamed Nasheed.
Yameen declared a 15-day state of Emergency on February 5.
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