I met briefly with Shaikh Ahmed bin Attiyatallah this morning and asked him directly for his comment about the hot topic of this week; what he said is that it is a case of revenge.
“I fired the guy and he didn’t like it, so he’s unleashed this ‘thing’ as revenge against me”
When I told him that that might be the case, but what about the various documents, and the cheques and receipts of payoffs he simply said that “they’re payments for his staff!” So what’s the problem?
He declined to talk more about the subject, just stating that he will be holding a press conference, or releasing a statement to the press refuting the allegations.
Allegations which are extremely damaging, not only for his career – his being the fastest ever elevation to the ministerial ranks in the history of Bahrain, for someone who is just 40 years old – but more importantly to the whole country:
The allegations in this report include, but not limited to:
- Direct meddling in the forthcoming elections;
- Fomenting sectarian strife;
- Distribution of cash handouts;
- Buying MPs in both the elected and selected parliaments;
- Undeclared sources of funds;
- Clandestine prejudiced operations against a vast swathe of Bahraini citizens.
I told Shaikh Ahmed that people are asking for his head, I would join these forces and demand at least his resignation if any of these allegations are found true. full report of 31MB
 payments and receipts have been made to Jamal Dawood who is standing for elections this year in the Northern Governate, 8th District, as well as clear monthly payments to Faisal Foulath (Shura Council), Jassim Al-Saidi (Council of Representatives)and other Islamist MPs from Al-Minbar society.