Asala pips Wefaq in Bylaws change demands

26 Feb, '07

I’m impressed. The Asala bloc (Salafists) have tabled a motion to comprehensively amend the Parliamentary bylaws (amending 40 of the 220 articles) through which parliament will become a much stronger institution, leaving Al-Wefaq, the erstwhile boycotting society, to eat their dust and continue to bang on their chests that they are the harbingers of change.

What I have seen from Wefaq so far is their procrastinations and confusion. We were led to believe that they would be the cohesive and professional body through which parliamentary processes would be pushed to professionalism and public demands for constitutional amendments would be made on their entry into parliament. At least those were their electioneering promises.

It appears that we are sorely mistaken. Again.

Thanks Asala for taking the initiative. Now follow through please. You are unopposed (other than the insignificant Menber boys) and I think that Wefaq would now be begging to be included in your proposal.

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  1. Someone says:

    Do you think that Wefaq did not know about the deal?

    It was all (well-played) and planned.

    If Wefaq had suggested, it would have raised some opposition by the government and government allies and would be dropped just like it was dropped the last time!

    Wefaq is suggesting through Asala. Asala gets the credit, and Wefaq gets one of it’s demands done and everyone is happy.

    Now instead of trying to work it through the halls of the press and the parliment, Wefaq has just to agree by voting.

    Anyway, it is a better move for Bahrain and that is what matters. We don’t need to hit on a group or another.

    By the way, by this logic, Asala pips Wa’ad too. 🙂

  2. Anon says:

    Mahmood – Bahrain’s covered on the front page of the WSJ today. Take a look – thought you’d find it interesting.

    Cheers.

  3. mahmood says:

    Your logic is unfortunately flawed. Wa’ad is not in parliament, Wefaq is. The comparison does not stand.

    Don’t think that I do not support Wefaq, I do, because I think that they are the opposition who might make a difference; however, like others I am frustrated with their stasis. It’s been three months since parliament convened and there is almost no concrete presence for them, save for that 20 dinars wish which they support to give to every Bahraini (for 3 months to defray the high cost of living, what they are actually doing is lifting the inflation rate even higher!)

    Don’t think that I do not support the others in parliament either. I do if they put through legislation that will help the island, regardless of who is behind that motion, the benchmark I use is if it’s good for the country then I will support it.

    DO think; however, that I will not and shall not support a party or person simply because s/he is sunni or shi’i. I don’t give a toss about that. Once they reach parliament, they are ALL grey to me, unless they emit a noxious odor by pulling a sectarian string. Then you can expect me to come down on the perpetrator like a tonne of bricks.

    I advise you to do likewise.

  4. mahmood says:

    Unfortunately it’s subscription only, but from the lead-in, it looks like a good article to read.

  5. Anon says:

    I will email it to you later on tonight.

  6. Anonymous says:

    >>It appears that we are sorely mistaken. Again.

    Not “we”, but rather “I”. Since not everyone is as short-sighted and superficial as you, I think it would be unfair to throw us all into one huge lump.

    You’re like a computer that runs completely on volatile storage; it observes, it analyzes, it deduces, then it’s rebooted and it starts the process all over again forgetting everything that happened before the reboot.

  7. Someone says:

    You’re like a computer that runs completely on volatile storage; it observes, it analyzes, it deduces, then it’s rebooted and it starts the process all over again forgetting everything that happened before the reboot.

    Thank you Anon..

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