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Yellow Box Junctions – What are they good for?

Yellow Box Junctions – What are they good for?

12 Nov, '098 Comments

NOTHING! Article 47 from Traffic Law of the year 1979 When the traffic stops or slows down in a way that may result in traffic confusion, the driver in spite of his right of the road or the green traffic light or any signal allowing him to pass must not enter a junction if he […]

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Social Affairs?

Social Affairs?

7 Dec, '078 Comments

Can someone explain to me the role of the Ministry of Social Affairs please? Is it put there to encourage social responsibility and enact programs which do good to the community, or is it to discourage such endeavors? It certainly seems to be the latter than the former. Take Mohammed Al-Maskati’s case for instance. The […]

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It’s over

8 May, '0732 Comments

I’m glad to inform you that the libel case levied against me by the minister of agricultural affairs and municipalities Mansour bin Rajab has officially been dropped this morning and the judge has accepted our joint signed document. As such, I have removed the gag! I’ll blog more about the whole experience at a later […]

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Case Deferred

17 Apr, '0722 Comments

We went to the court this morning with a number of people already present and offered their support. But due to the main judge’s family bereavement, for which I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Shaikh Mohammed bin Ali on the passing of his mother, the case has been administratively deferred to be […]

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Thoughts on tomorrow

16 Apr, '0727 Comments

Thank you all for your unstinting support. I truly appreciate it. What I want to emphasize, if I may, this is not really a case against Mahmood Al-Yousif as much as it is a case against the tenets of the freedom of expression. We, the people, should not be cowed into a status of never […]

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