Tag: 2006-Parliament

Bahrain to introduce personal and corporate taxation

Bahrain to introduce personal and corporate taxation

30 Jan, '0724 Comments

MP Ibrahim Busandal, the Asalah MP, wants to introduce mandatory Islamic taxation (zakat). Here are his justifications for doing so:

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We’ve got a plagiarist for an MP too!

We’ve got a plagiarist for an MP too!

23 Dec, '063 Comments

MP Nasser Al-Fudhala is one of the illustrious GVC MPs who fought, and with the Herculean effort of the government won in the recent elections against Sami Siyadi – a liberal MP fielded by the National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad), and an excellent lawyer by trade. Nasser is actually very multi-talented, if this site is […]

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Al-Wefaq shuns leadership positions

Al-Wefaq shuns leadership positions

19 Dec, '0616 Comments

With the announcement tonight that Al-Wefaq “will attend Wednesday’s session as they have now achieved the demonstration of their displeasure with the government” I am left wondering what their position actually is, other than a completely amateurish and childish foot-stomping tantrum! What have they realistically achieved by this boycott? Did the government give in to […]

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Dhahrani takes the seat, unopposed

19 Dec, '0611 Comments

It’s official, Khalifa Al-Dhahrani was elected unopposed to the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives for the second term in parliament, while Ghanim Al-Buainain was elected as first deputy chairman and Salah Ali as second deputy chairman. All positions were filled in the absence of Al-Wefaq, the largest parliamentary bloc which boycotted both […]

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Al-Wefaq are just a little pregnant

Al-Wefaq are just a little pregnant

19 Dec, '0612 Comments

Whoever said that a woman cannot get just a “little” pregnant is totally wrong. Al-Wefaq Islamic Society has put paid to that myth. They are – officially – just a little pregnant. They mounted an excellent electioneering campaign in which 17 out of 18 candidates fielded won seats in Parliament, and they were even more […]

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