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Distributing money with reckless abandon

Distributing money with reckless abandon

14 Apr, '0715 Comments

Is the main modus operandi of this parliament, and further solidifies the opinion of not only their uselessness, but also their one-track mindedness which lost its compass. We read this in this morning’s papers: مكافآت للأئمة والمؤذنين تتراوح بين ألفين Ùˆ5 آلاف دينار مكافآت للأئمة والمؤذنين تتراوح بين ألفين Ùˆ5 آلاف دينار وافقت لجنة الشؤون […]

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Libel case to be heard in the High Criminal Court!

Libel case to be heard in the High Criminal Court!

12 Apr, '0753 Comments

I received a summons yesterday delivered to my home instructing me to present myself at the High Criminal Court next Tuesday (17 April 2007) charged under both the Penal Code (3/92, 364, 365) and the Press & Publications Law 47/2002 (3/4, 72, 77) in the defamation case brought against me by a sitting minister; H. […]

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Truth and Reconciliation could be next

11 Apr, '073 Comments

This fight took a lot longer in coming than I expected, add to that the fact that its catalyst came from an completely unexpected loyalist quarter and those whom we thought would be tenacious in presenting and championing these causes were once again reactionary in their approach. No matter. The important thing is that the […]

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Summit wonderings

Summit wonderings

30 Mar, '0713 Comments

I love la vache qui rit, don’t you? I don’t particularly care about the recently concluded summit in Riyadh in which all but one Arab leader attended. 21 of 22 is not bad, but anyway, I don’t care about what they discussed nor any grandiose declarations they emitted; the betting is that it’s nothing earth-shatteringly-new. […]

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Flexing muscles?

7 Mar, '071 Comment

MPs initially voted 18 to 15 to reject the Royal Decree handing over the running of Mina Salman and the upcoming Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Port to APM Terminals Bahrain. Al-Wefaq (+ Al-Gaoud) is demonstrating that they can vote as a block and make their presence felt. Good for them. At least this is movement, […]

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