Tag: corruption

mum’s the word

19 Apr, '0712 Comments

This sounds SO familiar! وقال العضو البلدي ربيع في رده على الاتهام الموجه له: أنا قلت ما قلت من باب ممارسة دوري الرقابي الذي يكفله الدستور لي كمواطن وكعضو بلدي، وقد ناشدت جلالة الملك بالتدخل لإصلاح أوضاع الوزارة إصلاحاً كلياً. وأكد «أنا لم أهن أية سلطة، وإنما كنت أمارس دوري الرقابي، وهدفي كان الصالح العام […]

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Squeeky clean government

19 Apr, '071 Comment

Bahrain’s is the only country in the world that can claim that its government organs and personnel are completely free of corruption. Saying anything to the contrary, even if you were an elected official, would put you in the dock. How is that for an ordinary citizen then? I think it’s probably safer to avoid […]

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Con man – Bahraini style take 2

2 Apr, '076 Comments

تأجير المناهل بعض الإخوة الأعزاء نوابنا الأفاضل .. نراهم يتعاملون مع ديننا الإسلامي بنفس طريقة تعاملهم مع الشؤون السياسية معتقدين بأنه من الممكن لهم تشكيل الدين وما يحلله وما يحرمه حسب ما تمليه عليهم ظروف ( البزنس ) الموجودة في السوق .. يتلاعبون بالحلال والحرام ويكيفونه على المزاج وهم يعلمون بأنهم إن خدعوا الإنسان فلا […]

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Skewed Tenders

Skewed Tenders

29 Jan, '0710 Comments

Tell me something, if you had a project worth over BD250,000 that you are bidding for, would you advertise it only 2 weeks before the closing date? Would the lead person for that project refuse to meet potential suppliers for more than 5 minutes? Would the organisation refuse to let potential suppliers at least have […]

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Get Rich Quick. Guaranteed!

Get Rich Quick. Guaranteed!

4 Jan, '075 Comments

Alternatively called “the big land grab” in Bahrain. This time, as the map shows above (look at the lower section first – by the way click to open it in much larger scale in a new window) that a big plot of land has been earmarked for “public use,” that is, this plot of land […]

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