Bahrain's Parliament Calls for Declaring War against Hezbollah & Wilayat Al-Faqih and Harshen Punishments against Dissent
The Bahraini Parliament issued a statement in which "it stressed on the need to take all measures so as to put an end to the practices of Iran and the Lebanon's Hezbollah," which it deemed a terrorist group, also calling for declaring "war on terrorism fomented by Wilayat Al-Faqih."
Bahraini Parliament Withdraws Jurisdiction to Appoint Assistant Secretary-General from Speaker & Grants it to King
The Bahraini Parliament passed a bill which stipulates that the jurisdiction to appoint an assistant secretary-general of the council be withdrawn from the parliament speaker and given to the king.
Parliamentary Committee Agrees to Establish Security Apparatus for Gulf Air Airplanes: Secret Armed Agents on all Flights
The Foreign Affairs, Defense and National Security Committee of the Bahraini parliament agreed upon a proposal to have the government establish a security apparatus, whose duty is to protect the airplanes of Gulf Air from hijacking and terrorist acts.
Parliament Committee Harshens Penalties: 7-Year Prison Term for Promoters of Protests under "Promoting Terrorism" Pretext
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahraini Foreign Affairs, Defence and National Security Parliamentary Committee recommended harshening the penalty issued against anyone "who, himself or through a print, promotes, praises, justifies or encourages any acts committed for a terrorist purpose."
Parliament Secretariat: Some Comments Were Impolite...We Will Exercise our Right against those Offending Parliament
Bahrain Mirror: The General Secretariat of the Bahraini Parliament said that "the complaints brought forth to the competent parties against a number of social media users have crossed the limits of their right guaranteed by the Constitution to freedom of opinion, criticism and expression, posting insults and defamatory material."
Local Paper: 15 Complaints & Reports Against Tweeters over Insulting MPs & Parliament
The local Bahraini Al-Ayam newspaper, owned by the Bahraini King’s advisor Nabeel Al-Hamer, said that the complaints and reports raised by the parliament against accounts on social media outlets reached up to 15.
Parliament Secretariat: Salary Deduction of MPs who Boycotted Previous Session "Legal"
Bahrain Mirror: The General Secretariat of Bahrain's Parliament issued a clarifying statement regarding what was published in the newspapers and media about "the deduction of the MPs salaries because of their absence during sessions" in which it emphasized that regulations allow the deduction in case of absence without an excuse.
Bahrain’s Parliament Speaker: Parliament Completely Supports New Gov’t Perspectives
Bahrain’s Parliament Speaker Ahmad Bin Ebrahim Al-Mulla said that the Parliament completely supports the new perspectives of the Bahraini government.
Bahraini Parliamentary Financial Committee Decides to Impose Fees on Foreign Transfers amid Central Bank Rejection
Bahrain Mirror: The Committee of Financial and Economical Affairs of the Bahraini Parliament passed a bill to impose fees on financial transfers outside Bahrain. The committee said it would be a major spring for the state’s general budget, and a way to find new revenue sources to achieve progress and development in the Bahraini economy.
Bahraini Parliament Proposes Severing Trade Ties, Suspending Flights & Banning Travel to Iran
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahraini Parliament proposed on Tuesday (January 5, 2016), to the Government, to sever trade ties, suspend flights to and from Iran, and ban citizens from travelling to Iran following tensions with Gulf countries.
Legislative Committee: Constitutional Suspicion in Stopping "Retirement" of Bahrainis Stripped of Nationality
Bahrain Mirror: The Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee of the Bahraini Parliament said there is constitutional suspicion in the Decree Law concerning the cessation of retirement rights and benefits in case one's nationality was stripped.
Bahraini Finance Ministry: Recurrent Requests of MPs Reason Behind Budget Deficit Increase
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahraini Ministry of Finance pinned the blame on the members of parliament and their “recurrent demands” for the hike in the public debt and the public budget deficit increase.
Bahraini MP: Law Permits Cutting off Water, Electricity & Phone Network from Area Witnessing “Terrorist Acts”
Bahrain Mirror: MP Khalid Al-Shaer: “A police officer can cut off water, electricity and communications network from an entire village under the pretext that it is witnessing terrorist acts.”
Parliamentary Proposal to Impose Fees on Foreigners Entering Public Schools
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahraini Parliament's financial and economic affairs committee member Jalal Kadhem submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Education for imposing fees on foreign students entering public schools.
Finance Minister to MPs: We Will Raise Debt Ceiling to 10 Billion..Won't Engage in Discussions
Bahrain Mirror: Commenting on the Bahraini MPs discussions held on Tuesday (October 27, 2015) over the lift of subsidies on meat, the Bahraini Finance Minister Ahmad bin Mohammad Al Khalifa said: "Are you aware that the debt ceiling will be raised to 7 and 10 billion
Bahraini MPs Seek to Impose Fees on Money Transfers outside Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror: Al-Ayam Newspaper reported that the Bahraini parliament will discuss in its next session a bill raised by 5 member of parliament to“impose fees on money transfers outside the country.”
Bahraini Parliament Imposes Austerity Measures By Royal Directives: Freezes Travels of Friendship Committees & Merges Administrations
Bahrain Mirror: The Secretary-General of the Council of Representatives Abdullah Al-Dosari announced some economic measures concerning the travels of the elected legislative chamber members.
Bahraini King Orders Shura & Representatives Councils to Convene on Oct. 11
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa summoned the Council of Representatives and the Shura Council to convene.
Bahraini MP: Gov’t Supports Monopoly of “Bahrain Livestock Company” & Made Decision to Lift Subsidies on its Own
Bahrain Mirror: A Bahraini Member of Parliament said that the government decided to lift subsidies on meat “on its own and without referring to the PMs and even without a scientific statistical study.”
Stripped of his Nationality Ibrahim Karimi Arrested Following Report Filed by MP
The Bahraini authorities have arrested activist Ibrahim Karimi, a Bahraini whose nationality has been revoked in 2012.