Former MP Ibrahim BouSandal: Gov’t Sweeping Dirt under the Rug
A wave of popular discontent among Bahraini citizens struck after the House of Representatives passed a legal amendment allowing the government to put its hand on the Unemployment Insurance Fund to finance the voluntary retirement program.
GFWTUB Demands MPs to Stop Infringing on Unemployment Fund
The General Federation of Workers Trade Unions in Bahrain (GFWTUB) refused any act of spending the unemployment funds on anything other than the fields they're allocated to and using them for objectives other than what the Fund was established for.
Parliamentary Committee Passes “Unemployment” Amendments: 230 Million from Unemployment Fund Surplus to Finance Voluntary Retirement
The Services Committee in the House of Representatives approved on Sunday (March 17, 2019) amendments to unemployment insurance law, which allows the government to finance the voluntary retirement program from the "unemployment" fund.
Parliament Raises Urgent Proposal to Government to Abolish Flexible Permit
The Parliament approved on Tuesday (March 12, 2019) an urgent proposal to scrap a flexible work permit scheme for foreigner workers.
New Draft Budget doesn't Include Change in Cash Subsidies for Citizens: Newspaper
Bahraini Parliament speaker Fawzia Zainal said that the government referred the public budget draft for 2019-2020 to the Parliament.
MP Announces Resignation of 5 Gulf Air Pilots
MP Ibrahim Al-Nafei told the Al-Ayam local newspaper that Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Zayed Al-Zayani said that the number of resigned pilots in the Gulf Air doesn't exceed 5.
MPs Vote Tuesday on Inquiry Committee on "Bahrainization"
The Bahraini House of Representatives will vote in its meeting next Tuesday on the request, submitted by 9 MPs, to form a parliamentary inquiry committee on the failure of the competent authorities to “Bahrainize” posts in the public and private sectors.
Group of MPs Condemn Bahrain's Participation in Warsaw Conference
A number of MPs issued a statement condemning what happened in Warsaw conference from collective meetings and photos for number of Arab ministers, including Bahraini Minister of Foreign Affairs, in the presence of Israeli PM.
Bloc of 11 MPs Rejects Normalization with Israel, Criticizes Participation in Warsaw Conference
A bloc comprising 11 MPs issued a statement, expressing its strong opposition to Bahrain's participation in the Warsaw Conference, which was attended by the Prime Minister of the Zionist entity.
Parliament Unanimously Approves Government Program
The House of Representatives unanimously approved on Tuesday (January 29, 2019) the government's work program for the next four years.
Fawzia Zeinal Wins House of Representatives Presidency, Salman Wins as First Deputy and Zayed as Second Deputy
Fawzia Zeinal, backed by the Royal Court and the Supreme Council for Women, won the post of Speaker of the Bahraini House of Representatives after winning the election over her rivals Adel Al-Assoumi and Issa Al-Kooheji, to become the first Bahraini woman to preside over the House.
Salafist Al-Asalah Denies Standing against a Woman Running for Presidency of House of Representatives
The Salafist Al-Asalah Bloc denied what was published in local newspapers that they stand against the fact that a woman is running for the presidency of the House of Representatives, with the increasing chances of Fawziya Zeinal to take the position by acclamation.
Fawzia Zeinal has No Rival over Presidency of New Parliament so Far
No member of the new parliament has so far expressed his\her intention to run for the post of speaker of the House of Representatives, except Fawzia Zeinal, who will receive the position by acclamation in the absence of a competitor.
Speaker of Chamber of Deputies Concerned that Protestors in France would be Repressed
Bahraini Speaker of Chamber of Deputies Ahmed Al-Mulla expressed great concern that peaceful protestors in France would be subjected to repression.
Rashid Bu Najma Appointed as S-G of Council of Representatives, Osama Al-Asfoor as S-G of Shura Council
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued Decrees 57/2018 and 58/2018 appointing general secretaries of the Council of Representatives and the Shura Council.
Who’s Robbing the Poor? The Official Gazette Answers
Why didn't the King of Bahrain explicitly say that he was the one who passed the law? Why didn’t the official newspapers say that the parliament's call for holding a tax law session was merely a nominal order to enforce the king’s will?
What a Scandal! King Signs VAT Decree, Issues It 2 Days before Parliament Approval
King of Bahrain once said: "I do not believe in the democracy of decrees!" In fact, he has never believed in anything but decrees. He also seemed to have forgotten the existence of a Shura Council and House of Representatives.
Al-Wefaq Deputy S-G: Clowns Trying to Justify VAT as If They Live on Another Planet
The deputy secretary-general of Al-Wefaq Society, Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi, said that the decision to impose the value added tax (VAT) is considered a “heinous crime”.
Al-Wefaq’s Statement after Imposing VAT: A Black Day in History of Bahrain
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society described the day in which the Parliament approved the value added tax (VAT) as a “black day in the history of Bahrain”
House of Representatives Passes VAT, Shura Council to Approve it on Tuesday
Bahraini House of Representatives approved a draft law on Sunday (October 7, 2018) imposing value-added tax (VAT) for the very first time in Bahrain.