Tag: Politics

Heated exchanges in Bahrain parliament

12 May, '050 Comments

A Chamber of Deputies session was adjourned for one hour following a heated argument over the issue of citizens who were tortured under the Security Law during the 1990s, with two deputies accusing the Speaker of infringing on their right to express their opinion. The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Khalifa Al Dhahrani, adjourned […]

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… إلا في بلادي!

12 May, '050 Comments

كنت أشكو لأحد الزوار من مشكلاتنا مع الفساد والمفسدين، مشيرا إلى حديث جلالة الملك – حفظه الله – بشأن ذلك الأمر في خطابه عند افتتاحه دور الانعقاد السابق، فقال لي الزائر: “بوس إيدك مقلوبة”! فقلت له: لماذا؟ فقال: سأروي لك قليلا عما يجري في بلادي. ورحبت بذلك، وسأنقل لكم جانبا مما قاله الزائر عن بلاده […]

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Law 56, again.

12 May, '059 Comments

Member of Parliament, the right honourable Shaikh Jassim Al-Saidi, an upstanding citizen, and erstwhile Imam of a mosque in Riffa, and brought to parliament rightly by gathering 1673 votes in a hard-fought and contested election in his Southern Governate out of 4,413 (as opposed to any candidate in the Northern Governate who would have had […]

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A light-bulb faintly goes on

28 Apr, '056 Comments

From this morning’s GDN Webmasters are free to register WEBMASTERS will not be hounded into registering their sites with the Information Ministry, authorities said yesterday. Information Under-Secretary Mahmood Al Mahmood said although the rules state that Bahrain websites must be registered with the ministry, it will not be actively pursuing them. “Our goal is to […]

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Webmasters clamp ‘can prevent libel’

26 Apr, '051 Comment

New rules asking webmasters to register their sites with the Information Ministry should not be used to stifle freedom of expression, political activists said yesterday. Some were totally opposed to any registration, saying it could be the beginning of a slippery slope which could lead to further restrictions and unfair legal action to be taken […]

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