Tag: corruption

Accountability resurfaces

7 Nov, '0710 Comments

It was with pleasure that I read the following on the front page of the GDN this morning: A new law will force ministers, top government officials, MPs, Shura and municipal councillors to declare their personal finances. An independent commission of judges will have sweeping powers to investigate their finances, including those of their spouses […]

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Corruption Index slips again

Corruption Index slips again

27 Sep, '0713 Comments

When the crown prince announced that we must eradicate corruption in our country, he couldn’t have timed it better. I don’t know whether the thing that prompted both him and the prime minister to reiterate their intention to correct this situation is due to them receiving advance copies of the 2007 CPI Report or they […]

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Renewed official stance on corruption

Renewed official stance on corruption

23 Sep, '0710 Comments

Like everyone else in Bahrain, I was thrilled to read our Crown Prince’s unequivocal statement that corruption will no longer be condoned and that even if a minister was implicated in corruption, he or she will get their just desert. I also remembered that our parliament has discussed this issue and the committee tasked with […]

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The Thieving MP

The Thieving MP

17 Sep, '072 Comments

I had to laugh when I read Mohammed Al-Othman‘s column this morning and am left wondering how unpopular he will become now as “the machine” will certainly start turning and he will end up painted all the hues of the rainbow as long as it is black! هذا النائب تدرج في اللصوصية؛ فمن لص صغير […]

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لا تبوگ و لا تخاف

لا تبوگ و لا تخاف

10 May, '076 Comments

He’s still unperturbed. Unrepentant. And completely without shame. Whatever. Another favourite idiom that comes to mind in addition to the above, which by the way translates to “don’t steal and don’t be afraid (of being caught)” is من أمن العقاب أساء الأدب which loosely translates to “if you secure immunity from punishment, you will do […]

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