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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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“Cleaner than a white dress”

“Cleaner than a white dress”

9 May, '082 Comments

Is a bastardisation of the translation of an Arabic idiom which is better transcribed in English as “Cleaner than a white thobe” at least – thobe being the Arabian traditional male garment – which might have taken away the derogatory insinuation given by the use of the word “dress”. This Arabic proverb is akin to […]

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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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M.Report S01E14 – Welcome to Bahrainistan!

30 Apr, '087 Comments

With our parliamentarians falling over each other to turn Bahrain into a theocratic state as they prepare for extended summer holidays, we will be left with a lot of heartache to contend with, while they enjoy 5 whole fully paid months of R&R. Make no mistake my friends, the issues is NOT about banning alcohol. […]

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M.Report S01E13 – Thoughts on Parliamentary Inquiries

30 Apr, '082 Comments

Maybe it was just as well that I was pessimistic about parliament ever being effective last night. Today’s news is proof, yet again, that I was right.

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