Tag: bandargate

From the pan, into the fire.

From the pan, into the fire.

17 Jan, '0781 Comments

A few weeks ago we were treated to a story more engaging than Harry Potter, more thrilling than any of John Grisham’s and certainly with more mystery and mystique than any of Wilbur Smith’s novels. Unfortunately the spineless national press refused to write about it conveniently hiding behind a cloak readily provided by a judicial […]

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Possible positive movement ahead?

19 Dec, '0625 Comments

According to my sources, it seems that the Royal Court has finally initiated an official investigation in the Bandargate scandal and the king has instructed the Minister of the Prime Minister’s Court, Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla to progress the case through the judicial authorities. The judicial authorities in turn are said to have drawn a […]

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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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Wefaq fires another salvo

15 Dec, '060 Comments

Another press release appeared on Al-Wefaq’s website this afternoon, in which I found these two paragraphs strong and might carry a threat of an escalation of the sitaution: وعبر سلمان عن أمله في ايجاد حلول في المستقبل حتى لا تتجه الوفاق لاتخاذ اجراءات اكثر , مؤكدا وجود تواصل سابق من أجل تغيير الوضع ومن أجل […]

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Okay… now what?

15 Dec, '0615 Comments

The king has left the building. Parliament is supposed to convene this afternoon to elect a chairman, 1st and 2nd vice chairmen, then the heads of five parliamentary committees. Al-Wefaq is no where to be seen and their demands are resolute: Investigate Bandargate Remove Attiyatallah Going with parliamentary custom and as they gained the majority […]

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