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An historic day for our parliament

22 Apr, '065 Comments

Will they rise up to the challenge, or continue to disappoint? Today they hold a special session to discuss and amend the Press Law which contains parts which necessitate imprisoning journalists for what they write. The islamists – as expected – are all for imprisoning the writer AND his managing editor who dares challenge any […]

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Elections coming up!

11 Apr, '064 Comments

Finally, an official response to the various rumour mills about the elections in Bahrain. Although no date has actually been set yet, at least now we know that the elections will occur sometime this year. Which is a relief. Some thought that at least the parliamentary elections might get delayed a couple of years. Thankfully […]

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It’s in good hands

It’s in good hands

9 Apr, '0612 Comments

As part of a regular monthly gathering with business people and entrepreneurs I am involved with, the whole board of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry were invited to mingle with us, and more importantly to share with us their plans and outlook in their latest term in office which brought in a number […]

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MPs want Islamic law to curb crime

MPs want Islamic law to curb crime

5 Apr, '0679 Comments

A Bahraini MP yesterday called for the gradual introduction of Sharia (Islamic) law to deal with all criminals. Another claimed that thieves should have their hands chopped off because “God ordered us to do so”. However, one described the punishment as unfair if adulterers are not stoned. The comments were made in parliament yesterday as […]

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Another metric heads south

18 Mar, '0669 Comments

The US State Department released its Human Rights Report on Bahrain for 2005, and it’s not good at all. If anything, it’s probably more damning than the ones released in the 90s, considering we have democracy now and even a parliament. Thanks SBG for the heads-up.

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