Khalifa bin Salman Receives Shura Council Chairman Days before Discussing New Retirement Law
Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa received Shura Council Chairman Ali Saleh Al-Saleh few days before discussing the new retirement law that dissatisfied citizens.
Shura Council Convenes Exceptional Session on Wednesday to Discuss Retirement Law Amendments
The Shura Council announced in its session on Sunday that it received a letter from speaker of House of Representatives, Ahmed Al-Mulla, about the council’s conclusions regarding the new bill that stipulates amending some provisions of the public authority for social insurance and the other bill that stipulates amending some provisions of law on “military retirement”.
Reuters: Bahrain Bars Members of Opposition Groups from Standing in Elections
Bahrain’s parliament approved a bill on Sunday barring members of dissolved opposition groups from running in elections, the latest step in a crackdown against dissent ahead of parliamentary polls this year.
Shura Council Passes Law Preventing Members of Dissolved Political Societies from Participating in Parliamentary Elections
The Shura Council agreed, in consensus, in its session, on preventing leaders and members of political societies dissolved in a final verdict for committing grave breaches of the provisions of the Constitution from running into elections. It also prevented those who intended to violate or disrupt parliamentary and constitutional life from running into elections.
Shura Council Passes Health Insurance Law
The Shura Council agreed in its session on Sunday (May 6, 2018) with the House of Representatives on all the amendments added to the health insurance law, without any amendments on the bill passed by the House of Representatives about two weeks ago. The council passed all the 88 articles of the law within 3 hours
Bahrain Shura Council Agrees to “Bankruptcy Law” in Single Session
The Bahraini Shura Council approved the bankruptcy bill on Sunday (April 29, 2018), before referring it to the King for ratification.
Joint Committee Sets 2,000 BD as Maximum Limit of Gov’t Subsidies
The Joint Legislative Commission said that it had agreed to set the ceiling for direct government subsidies at 2,000 Bahraini dinars added to the income of the head of a household.
Shura Approves Criminalizing Putting Stickers and Unofficial Stamps on Passports
The Bahraini Shura Council approved during its 25th session held today morning under the chairmanship of Ali Al-Saleh a bill criminalizing putting stickers, slogans, words, signs, stamps or other markings on any part of the passport by unauthorized parties.
Shura Foreign Affairs Committee Discusses Criminalizing Placing Stamps on the Passport
The Foreign Affairs, Defense and National Security Committee of the Bahraini Shura Council discussed during a meeting a bill for adding a new article (18) to Law No. (11) of 1975 regarding passports.
Shura to Approve Enabling Private Sector Employees to Purchase 5 Years of Virtual Service
Bahraini Shura Council heading towards approving bill by adding an Article 36 to the Social Insurance Law, which aims to grant insureds, working in the private sector, the advantage of purchasing years of virtual service.
Fakhro: We Insist on Lifting Subsidies for Dual Nationals who Receive Support from other Countries
First deputy speaker of Shura Council Jamal Fakhro said the committee is committed to lifting subsidies offered to dual nationals.
Shura Council Rejects Parliamentary Bill Requiring National Audit Office to Refer Corruption Suspects to Prosecution
Bahraini Shura Council approved Financial and Economic Affairs Committee’s decision to reject parliamentary bill that obligates NAO to refer any violation involving a criminal offense to the Public Prosecution.
Appointed Shura Council Chairman Regrets MPs Accusations to Council on Covering Corruption
Chairman of Shura Council Ali Al-Saleh expressed his regret for the accusations raised by some MPs to the shura council regarding covering corruption, after the council rejected a parliamentary decision that aims at binding National Audit Office (NAO) to refer violations to Public Prosecution.
Shura Financial Committee Refuses to Obligate National Audit Office to Refer any Violations Involving Criminal Suspicion to Prosecution
The Financial and Economic Affairs Committee of the Bahraini Shura Council has maintained its decision to reject the amendment to the Financial and Administrative Audit Office Law, which requires the NAO to refer any violation involving a criminal offense to the Public Prosecution.
Parliament Approves Establishing “Case Management” Office before Referring Cases to Competent Court
Bahraini House of Representatives approved in its session yesterday amending some provisions of the code of civil and commercial procedure, and decided to refer the matter to the Shura Council.
Shura Services Committee Discusses Allowing Private Sector Employees to Purchase 5 Years of Notional Service
Bahraini Shura Council's Services Committee discussed during its meeting a bill to add a 36th Article to the Social Insurance Law promulgated by Legislative Decree No. (24) of 1976.
Shura Council Approves Cancellation of Cases before Sharia Courts after 60-Day Period instead of 6 Months
Bahraini Shura Council approved bill amending Article 34 of the Code of Procedures before the Sharia Courts by amending the duration of the cancelled cases from 6 months to 60 days.
First Deputy Speaker of Shura Council Denies Exclusion of Dual Nationals from Government Support
The First Deputy Speaker of the Bahraini Shura Council denied exclusion of all dual nationals from government support in Bahrain.
Shura Council Rejects Bill Obligating Audit Bureau to Refer Violations to Public Prosecution
The Bahraini Shura Council, which is appointed by the King, rejected a decision by the House of Representatives concerning a bill amending Article 11 of Decree-Law No. 16 of 2002, regarding the Office of Financial and Administrative Control (Audit Bureau).
Minister Says 44 Bahrainis Only Working under Temporary Contracts in Gov. Sector
Minister of Shura Council and House of Representatives Affairs Ghanim Al-Buainain said that the total number of Bahrainis working under the temporary system until the date of issuing this response is 44 employees only.