Office Building Worth 3.5 million Dinars to be Constructed at Parliament
Bahraini Ministry of Works has proposed a tender for the construction of a new office building in the House of Representatives worth up to 3.5 million dinars.
To Escape from the Blacklist, Bahraini Parliament Approves Agreement to Prevent Tax Evasion
Bahrain's House of Representatives approved on Tuesday (March 27, 2018) a joint administrative assistance agreement on tax matters to steer clear from blacklists.
Parliament’s Foreign Affairs and National Security Committee Rejects DNA Print Act, Says Violates Privacy
The Foreign Affairs and National Security Committee in the Parliament rejected a bill regarding the DNA print.
Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee Retracts Decision to Criminalize Photographing Traffic Accidents
The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Bahraini House of Representatives retracted its previous decision to criminalize the photographing of traffic accidents.
MP: Government Working on Bill to Raise Retirement Age to 65, Annuls «Early Retirement»
Member of the Bahraini House of Representatives said that the government is working on a new draft law for retirement, which includes the abolition of early retirement and raising the retirement age to 65 years.
Bill Led by Parliament Speaker Deems Sheltering of Wanted Persons “Terrorist Offense” Leading Up to Death Penalty
The Foreign Affairs, Defense and National Security Committee of the House of Representatives approved a bill aimed at deeming the harboring of wanted persons by security authorities a "terrorist offense".
With Increasing Financial Pressures, Bahraini King Calls for Achieving Balance between Expenses and Revenues
The King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa called on the government to take the necessary steps to achieve balance between expenditures and public revenues.
Parliamentary Suggestion Forcing Merchants to Pay Zakat
A Bahraini MP presented a suggestion binding merchants pay to the Zakat Fund or provide proof that they distributed it in the eight deserved categories mentioned in the Qur'an.
Parliament, MoI, NIHR Reject Proposal to Raise Juvenile Age to 18
The Foreign Affairs, Defense and National Security Committee of the Bahraini Council of Representatives recommended the rejection of a proposed law amendment to raise the juvenile age from 15 to 18 years, similar to the Child Act.
Bahraini Cabinet Refers State Budget to Parliament with BD 2.5B Deficit Estimates
The Bahraini Cabinet discussed Monday (June 12, 2017) the General State Budget for the two fiscal years, 2017-2018.
Human Rights Commissioner Welcomes Bahrain Visit Invitation, Stresses it Won’t be “A Photo Opportunity”
Bahrain's parliament has invited the U.N. human rights chief to visit and promised him unrestricted access to prisons and Shi'ite villages, local media said on Wednesday, following his criticism of the kingdom's record.
Bahraini MP Referred to Prosecution over Construction Violations
Bahraini newspaper al-Wasat reported that the Northern Municipality referred the case of construction violations committed by a Member of Parliament, to the Public Prosecution after all settlement attempts.
Parliament Continues to Limit its Authority: 12 Questions for Each MP in Session
The Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee in the Bahraini House of Representatives said that the number of questions that each Member of Parliament can raise to the ministers during the held session is only 12. This comes after the committee suggested a bill aimed at modifying the bylaws of the Parliament.
Bahraini Parliament Forms 5 Minor Committees to Confront Reports of HR Groups Documenting Violations
Bahrain Mirror: The human rights committee in the Bahraini Parliament decided to form 5 separate units within the committee itself to divide and distribute human rights files that are full of violations documented by international human rights organizations in periodic reports.
Bahraini MP: Iran Is to Blame for Economic Crisis & Drop in Oil Prices
A Member of of the Bahraini Parliament blamed Iran for the drop in international oil prices and for the economic crisis that the Kingdom of Bahrain and Gulf oil exporters are facing.
Bahrain: Parliamentary Proposal Urges Gov’t to Recognize “Ahwaz State”
Bahrain Mirror: A number of Bahraini MPs submitted a proposal to the cabinet on Tuesday (December 29, 2015) asking it to recognize what they called “Al-Ahwaz State”, and urging it to act on the Gulf level in order to achieve this recognition.
Bahrain Annually Pays 400 Million BD of Interests on Public Debt
Bahrain Mirror: A Bahraini Member of Parliament said that “the public debt has exceeded the reasonable level. We have entered a dangerous period.” The MP disclosed that 400 million BD are paid annually as interest on the public debt.
Journalist Hani Al-Fardan Questioned over an Article Critical of MPs Supporting Armed MKO Group
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The Bahraini authorities released on Wednesday (August 19, 2015) journalist, Hani Al-Fardan, after questioning him over an article in which he criticized the Bahraini Parliament’s support of the armed People's Mojahedin of Iran group.
Bahrain Interrogates Twitter Users and Arrests One Over “Offensive” Tweets to MPs
Bahrain Mirror: The Al-Bilad newspaper said that the general directorate of Anti-Corruption and Economic and Electronic Security in Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior began “interrogating owners of Twitter accounts about offensive tweets to the members of parliament and the elected legislative council.”
Arabian Business: 30% of Bahrain Gov’t Employees to Lose Their Jobs Amid Budget Cuts
Bahrain Mirror: Up to 30 percent of Bahrain government employees face losing their jobs under a parliament-wide restructuring in response to stringent budget cuts.