CONVICTED! First Bahraini MP to be handed a jail sentence

9 Mar, '04

Soon to be ex-MP Sameer Al-Shuwaikh, (the guy I voted for!) was handed a six-month suspended jail sentence yesterday for issuing a dud-cheque. For 158,000 Dinars (US$ 419k). His defence of ignorance and that “he only presented the cheque as a guarantee” were thrown out of court. You ain’t got money, don’t write cheques. Even my 10-year-old son knows that. He probably thought that becoming an MP would shelter him from prosecution, and it did for a while, but his immunity was lifted.

So it looks like we’re going to have to elect another person to represent us quite soon in our area (Northern Governate, Constituency #3, Barbar) , and hope that this time there will be a better choice to pick from.

C’mon Parliament, what are you waiting for, let’s have an election and see if that too is going to be boycotted! What fun!!

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  1. anonymous says:

    CONVICTED! First Bahraini MP to be handed a jail sentence

    Great to see that at least some people are being dealt with.

    Small fish in a bigger pond. Whatever happened to Flaifel? Hope his house arrest is not too harsh.

  2. mahmood says:

    Re: CONVICTED! First Bahraini MP to be handed a jail sentence

    Didn’t know that Flaifel was actually under house arrest! Is he?

  3. anonymous says:

    CONVICTED! First Bahraini MP to be handed a jail sentence

    Well, I could be wrong, but I thought he was. Are you saying he’s not even under house arrest?

  4. anonymous says:

    CONVICTED! First Bahraini MP to be handed a jail sentence

    Hey, isnt Flaifel living inside the police fort compound in manama? I heard that’s where he stays along with that British dude who can’t go back to england because he’ll be arrested by scottland yard.

  5. mahmood says:

    Re: CONVICTED! First Bahraini MP to be handed a jail sentence

    Are you kidding? He’s got a nice office in the Diplomatic Area of Manama through which he conducts his various businesses and properties. That’s according to an interview with him published in Al-Wasat a few months ago anyway.

  6. mahmood says:

    No further appeals

    the judge yesterday refused the case to go into appeal. So this guy is trussed and ready for the pot!

  7. maij says:

    CONVICTED! First Bahraini MP to be handed a jail sentence

    Damn….and I voted for this guy…simply becuase he did not wear the ugly beard like the rest of them….

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