Anti-Terrorism Law in Bahrain Legitimizes Terrorism against those who have Different Views: Al-Wefaq
Al-Wefaq said that the so-called Law on the Protection of Society from Terrorist Acts has nothing to do with fighting terrorism, but many of its articles turned it into a law that legitimizes official terrorism in pursuing and targeting those who have different views.
Three Car Rental Companies Excluded in New Bahrain Airport Auction Despite Offering Better Bids, Newspaper
Bahrain's Al-Akhbar Al-Khaleej newspaper reported that the company responsible for bidding at Bahrain's new airport auction violated the bidding results related to car rental companies, excluding three companies that made better offers.
State Protection of Corrupters: Robber of Housing Bank Isa Al-Dhawadi Will Not Go to Prison, Find out Why
Bahrainis circulated the news that the Court of Cassation issued a ruling recently rejecting the appeal by former housing bank director Isa Sultan Al-Dhawadi and upholding his 10-year prison sentence for "seizure of public funds" amounting to about 1.5 million dinars.
Transparency International Says Bahrain is Example of “Corrupt and Repressive Regimes” Supported by Parliamentarians and House of Lords in UK
A report issued by Transparency International UK said that Bahrain is one of many corrupt and repressive regimes that has been supported by parliamentarians and House of Lords in the United Kingdom.
Main Defendant in Alba’s Corruption Case Owns 50% of Largest Canadian Real Estates Worth $850 Million
A Canadian news website revealed that Victor Dahdaleh, a British-Canadian businessman has paid $850-million for part of an office complex in the heart of downtown Toronto. The news topped the economic headlines in Canada and was pointed out by Reuters.
5 MPs Demand Forming Committee to Investigate Ibrahim Al-Dosari’s Ownership of Al-Rim Center
5 MPs demanded forming a committee to investigate Council of Ministers Assistant Undersecretary Ibrahim Al-Dosari's ownership of Al-Rim Center property in Riffa.
Bahraini Businessman Says Corruption Cost in Gov’t Agencies Reached $50 Billion
A Bahraini businessman estimated the cost of corruption in government agencies at $50 billion, following a report issued by the Financial and Administrative Control Bureau.
Prosecution Jails 13 Defendants Pending Interrogations over “Expired Milk” Case
The Public Prosecution said that it ordered the imprisonment of 13 suspects over case of selling expired milk. Meanwhile, it released one of the suspects due to his age and his health conditions, stressing that investigations are still ongoing.
MoI Arrests Citizen from Bani Jamra, Accuses him of Calling for “Stance of Riffa Residents Against Traffic Law” Rally
The Director-General of Anti-corruption and Economic & Electronic Security announced on Sunday the arrest of a man for circulating on social media calls for illegal rallies under the title “Stance of Riffa Residents Against Traffic Law”. Such acts are punishable under Article 13 of Law 32 of 2006 which includes amendments to certain provisions of Law 18 of 1973 on public meetings, rallies and gatherings.
Bahrain Sets Back 20 Ranks in Transparency International's 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index
Bahrain's rank witnessed a dramatic setback by 20 ranks in Transparency International's 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index. It came in the 70th rank internationally, after it was in the 50th place in the 2015 index.
Trial of Civil Sector Employee Launched, over charges of Bribery in Exchange for Car Registries without Examination
Bahraini court looked into case of Bahraini employee at traffic department, who registers cars without technical examination in exchange for money.
AFP: Iraq Minister Accuses Parliament Speaker of Corruption
Iraqi Defence Minister Khalid al-Obeidi accused the parliament speaker and several lawmakers of corruption and blackmail on Monday, prompting the prime minister to order an investigation.
Local Paper: Bahrain Mumtalakat Co. Fails to Pay "Retirement Fund" 100 Million Dollar Loan
Bahrain Mirror: The local Bahraini Al-Bilad newspaper owned by the son of the Prime Minister Ali Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa reported that the Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company haven't paid any installment of the USD 100 million loan borrowed from the Retirement Fund.
Bahrain’s Anti-Corruption Dept. Receives 657 Reports on Hotline in 2015
Bahrain Mirror: The General-Director of the Anti-Corruption and Economic and Electronic Security Directorate, Bassam Al-Me’raj, said that the directorate received 657 reports on the national anti-corruption hotline during 2015.
Bahraini Governmental Committee Refers Investors in “Bawabat Amwaj” to Public Prosecution
Bahrain Mirror: Committee for the settlement of distressed real estate development projects announced referring documents of some partners in Bawabat Amwaj to the Public Prosecution over a financial suspicion.
Bahraini Court of Appeals Commutes Sentence of Jordanian who Embezzled 100,000 BD to 2 Years in Prison
Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain’s second high court commuted the sentence of a Jordanian national who embezzled 100,000 BD from 3 to 2 years in prison and ordered confiscating all the forged papers.
Swiss Court Convicts Ex-Minister and PM Advisor Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa in Alba-Alcoa Case
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Swissinfo website said that the Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona convicted the Bahraini Prime Minister's Adviser and current chairman of Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company of receiving bribes in the well-known Alba-Alcoa case.
200 Phantom Employees on Monthly Payroll in Justice Ministry and Under Secretary Dismissed
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Information revealed that 200 phantom employees are registered in the Bahraini Ministry of Justice and receive monthly salaries.