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Effecting Change from the Inside

Effecting Change from the Inside

31 May, '0711 Comments

They said – as I have – that it is best to effect change from the inside rather than shout directions from the outside. This plan doesn’t seem to be working somehow: نكثت الكتل النيابية بوعدها بتمرير اقتراح تعديل 3 مواد من الدستور الذي دفعت به كتلة الوفاق، ففي الوقت الذي وقع نواب يمثلون مختلف […]

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Crafty!

Crafty!

16 May, '075 Comments

Could it be that Al-Wefaq has taken everyone for a ride with this Attiyatallah parliamentary probe? They tabled the probe motion very late in the first session and even by optimistic timeframe, they would have only had one day, May 30th to question the minister They knew that they would be opposed heavily and must […]

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Hold the presses, Attiyatallah wants to be questioned!

9 May, '0710 Comments

عطية الله: لاتبوق ولا تخاف Here you go, he said it himself: “don’t steal, don’t be afraid” (of questioning). The honourable minister of cabinet affairs Ahmed Attiyatallah is not afraid of being questioned because he doesn’t have anything to hide. Well, give the man a biscuit, put him on stand and ask him the questions […]

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18 MPs withdraw from parliament this morning in protest

18 MPs withdraw from parliament this morning in protest

8 May, '0710 Comments

وأكدت الحكومة لمجلس النواب أن طلب الاستجواب المعروض مشوب بعيوب منصوص عليها في المادة (145) من اللائحة الداخلية، وبالتالي فلا يجوز التبليغ عنه، ولا يجوز أصلاً إدراجه في جدول الأعمال، وطلبت الحكومة من المجلس عدم إحالة طلب الاستجواب إلى اللجنة المختصة، إلا بعد الفصل في مسألة أولية يتوقف عليها دستورية أو عدم دستورية الاستجواب، وآلية […]

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Demands for change are gathering apace

Demands for change are gathering apace

4 May, '079 Comments

The weather was hot, the temperature was certainly over 40 degrees Celsius and the humidity wasn’t forgiving and neither was the sun, but the intelligentsia or Bahrain gathered yesterday in front of the Parliament building to demonstrate in commemoration of the World Press Freedom Day, in solidarity with Isa Al-Shayji who is demanding that MP […]

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