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Yellow Box Junctions – What are they good for?

NOTHING! Article 47 from Traffic Law of the year 1979 When the traffic stops or slows down in a way that may result in traffic confusion, the driver in spite of his right of the road or the green traffic light or any signal allowing him to pass must not enter a junction if he is going to stop when he reached there. Anybody having the right of road may give it up if the traffic …

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Social Affairs?

Can someone explain to me the role of the Ministry of Social Affairs please? Is it put there to encourage social responsibility and enact programs which do good to the community, or is it to discourage such endeavors? It certainly seems to be the latter than the former. Take Mohammed Al-Maskati’s case for instance. The guy created and heads the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights and has been quite active in that sphere, yet when …

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It’s over

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I’m glad to inform you that the libel case levied against me by the minister of agricultural affairs and municipalities Mansour bin Rajab has officially been dropped this morning and the judge has accepted our joint signed document. As such, I have removed the gag! I’ll blog more about the whole experience at a later date, maybe even write a book, goodness knows I have enough material to fill a few pages up! Thanks once again …

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Case Deferred

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We went to the court this morning with a number of people already present and offered their support. But due to the main judge’s family bereavement, for which I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Shaikh Mohammed bin Ali on the passing of his mother, the case has been administratively deferred to be heard on May 8th. I would also like to sincerely thank everyone who was present and all of those who called, …

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Thoughts on tomorrow

Thank you all for your unstinting support. I truly appreciate it. What I want to emphasize, if I may, this is not really a case against Mahmood Al-Yousif as much as it is a case against the tenets of the freedom of expression. We, the people, should not be cowed into a status of never questioning or criticising a government official no matter how high that position is. They have to realise themselves, or be made …

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