King Approves Budget: Hidden $3 Billion
The King approved a new draft general budget, which is nothing new. It comprises the same tricks of monopolizing wealth and depriving Bahraini citizens of their natural rights to a decent life.
Jamal Fakhro, Spokesman of Authorities that Violate Rights of Bahrainis
First Deputy Speaker of the Shura Council Jamal Fakhro warned the government against increased hiring of Bahrainis, saying that he has noticed an increase in the pace of government employment. It's unbelievable that under Bahrain's disputed constitution, this person is considered a representative of the people.
National Organizing Committee Chairman of IPU Session in Bahrain Never Been Elected in His Life
Why did the Bahraini government hand over the chairmanship of the National Organizing Committee for the 146th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) General Assembly to the Shura Council, which is appointed by the King, and not to the nominally elected parliament?
Another Shura Council in Bahrain: King Takes over What's Left of Constitution and Parliament
With a signature and one royal decree, the King of Bahrain oversteps constitutional articles, rendering them mere ink on paper. With one royal decree, the king transformed the House of Representatives into a second Shura Council.
Democracy of Decree Laundering
The term money laundering is said to have originated from the mafia's ownership of laundromats to conceal the source of the money obtained as a result of illicit activities such as drug trafficking, where they equipped laundromats with coin-operated washing machines, and at the end of each day they added some of the drug revenues to the revenues of laundry shops.
67 Thousand Illegal Foreign Workers in Bahrain: Labor Minister
In his response to a question raised by Shura Council member Rida Monfaridi on the plan to face irregular labor, Minister of Labor and Social Development Jameel Hmaidan said that the number of irregular foreigners has reached 67% until last month, according to the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) data.
Lesson Learnt from Al-Romaihi's Incident: Corruption in Criteria of Appointments by Royal Orders
There will be no moral trial held for Khamis Al-Romaihi, a member of the Shura Council who resigned by force. Nonetheless, this incident sheds light on the corruption of the Royal Court's appointment criteria and strikes the credibility and efficiency of appointments issued in the name of the king of Bahrain from time to time.
Khamis Al-Rumaihi Resigns from Shura Council after Moral Scandal
King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa issued Royal Order (36) of 2020 appointing Sabah Salem Al-Dosari as Shura Council member, succeeding Khamis Hamad Mohammed Al-Romaihi, who resigned by force.
Bahrain Shura Council Withdraws Condolences Letter on Lebanon 2 Hours after Sending it to Media
The Bahraini Shura Council (appointed chamber in the Parliament) withdrew a condolences letter it sent to the local media news outlets by the chairman of Shura Council, Ali Saleh Al-Saleh, after the explosion that rocked Beirut's Port on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.
Rasd Evaluates Performance of Parliament Members in First Legislative Session: Lost in Orbit of Power
Rasd Centre for Studies and Political Researches launched its first reports evaluate the performance of parliamentarians of the Shura Council and the House of Representatives entitled "Lost in Orbit of Power", for the first session of the fifth legislative term (December 2018 - May 2019).
King Adjourns Second Session of Fifth Legislative Term
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued Royal Order 20/2020, adjourning the second session of the fifth Legislative Term of the Shura and Representatives councils, as from Tuesday, May 19.
Public Utilities and Environment Committee Rejects Exempting Citizens from Property Registration Fees for First Time
The Public Utilities and Environment Committee upheld its previous decision to reject a draft law aimed at exempting citizens from paying the property registration fee for the first time, which amounts to 2% of the property value.
House of Representatives Insists on 20% Salary Increase
The House of Representatives insisted in its session on Tuesday (November 12, 2019) on a bill that aims at increasing the salaries of state employees who hold regular, specialized, executive and educational degrees by 20% of the base salary.
After Shura Refusal, Parliamentary Legislative Committee Insists on 20% Salary Increase
The Parliamentary Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee recommended that the House of Representatives insists on the Shura Council decision on a bill regarding the amendment of levels and salaries table (prepared in light of a bill submitted by the House of Representatives).
Parliamentary Committee Agrees on Imprisonment, 20,000 BD Fine as Punishment for Slander
The Foreign Affairs, Defense and National Security Committee in the Bahraini Parliament agreed on a bill adding a new article (9 bis) to law 60/2014 on cybercrimes (prepared on the basis of the proposal of a law as amended by the Shura Council) with an amendment.
Shura Council Passes Tougher Law against Molotov Manufacturers
The Shura Council assigned by the King passed a law toughening the punishments against individuals caught manufacturing Molotov.
Shura Council and House of Representatives Resume Work in Trivial Opening Ceremony, but Who Noticed their Absence?
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa attended the opening of the second term of Parliament in a show similar to those we see in television shows, portraying how a royal convoy arrives in ancient times in Europe.
Shura Council and Parliament to Convene on Sunday
King Hamad bin Isa issued royal decree calling on the Shura Council and parliament to convene.
Royal Decrees Appointing 9 Undersecretaries and Assistant Undersecretaries in 5 Gov't Institutions
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued 5 royal decrees appointing 9 undersecretaries and assistant undersecretaries in 5 government institutions.
Bahrain Attacks Qatar Ahead of "What is Hidden is Worse" Program
Ahead of a program to be aired on Al-Jazeera Channel, Bahrain attacked Qatar. The Shura Council and Representatives Council rejected what they called "continued attempts of the Qatari regime to meddle in the internal affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain."