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Selective Citizenship, Bahraini-style

Selective Citizenship, Bahraini-style

7 Jun, '144 Comments

Parliament is considering legislation by the government to compel Bahrainis with multiple-citizenship to rescind them in favour of the Bahraini citizenship within 3 months of the legislation becoming the law. I know that many countries in the world have similar conditions for their citizens. What is different in our situation is that I know – […]

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MReport S01E20 – Parliamentary Shenanigans

MReport S01E20 – Parliamentary Shenanigans

14 May, '084 Comments

The last session of parliament before they broke for a 5 month paid holiday didn’t disappoint. They went after each other’s throats and behaved as they usually do. Like monkeys, some would say.

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Of course the ministers were cleared!

Of course the ministers were cleared!

13 May, '084 Comments

Municipalities and Agriculture Affairs Minister Mansoor bin Rajab – who had been accused of financial, administrative and constitutional irregularities – was cleared by a parliamentary committee yesterday. […] Cabinet Affairs Minister Shaikh Ahmed bin Ateyatala Al Khalifa had always denied keeping Bahrain’s population explosion a secret. However, he was let off the hook yesterday by […]

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Gudaybia School of Booze, Witchcraft and Wizardry

Gudaybia School of Booze, Witchcraft and Wizardry

7 May, '0815 Comments

Parliament’s session was actually halted yesterday due to our illustrious MPs entering into a heated argument with the Minister of Justice. Normal in parliamentary circles one might expect, yes I know, but in which parliament in the world worth its salt actually waste an already shortened term with discussing laws criminalising sorcery and witchcraft? None, […]

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With eggs on some faces, Hayfa sang!

With eggs on some faces, Hayfa sang!

1 May, '0814 Comments

In spite of the “severe” objections from Islamist MPs, Hayfa sang last night at the Gulf Hotel and thrilled the audience who filled the hall with all tickets sold! What does this demonstrate? Does it demonstrate that the MPs have no authority whatsoever, or is it that the government chose – in its wisdom – […]

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