Shura Agrees to Harshen “Terrorism Funding” Charge: Prison Sentences Ranging from at Least 10 Years Up to Life with No Less than 100,000 BD Fine
The Bahraini Shura council agreed in consensus to amend article (3) of decree 4/2001, regarding prohibiting and combating money laundering and the funding of terrorism.
Shura Agrees to Cut $2 for Generations Reserve Fund from Every Oil Barrel above $80 Price
The Shura Council approved in its session held recently a bill that provides for the deduction two dollars from every barrel of crude oil whose price exceeds $80.
Bahrain’s Shura Council Approves Selective Taxation VAT
Bahraini legislative Shura Council approved by overwhelming majority the joining of Bahrain in the unified GCC agreement on selective taxation and Value Added Tax (VAT).
Shura Council to Vote on Selective Taxation Sunday
The Shura council intends to vote on the “Selective” Tax draft law in its Sunday session. The financial and economic committee at the council voted on the matter on Thursday, and agreed on the draft law.
Shura Members Reject Proposal Imposing Deadline on Gov’t for Implementing Approved Parliament Proposals
Bahrain’s Shura Council members rejected in their session a parliamentary law that they dubbed “an attempt to have parliamentarians interfere in the executive authority jurisdictions.”
Royal Order Calling Council of Representatives and Shura Council to Convene on Oct. 8
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued Royal Order 58/2017 calling the Council of Representatives and the Shura Council to convene.
King Hamad Ratifies Law regarding Shura Council and Council of Representatives
Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has ratified and issued Law 33/2017 amending Article 31 of Law Decree 15/2002 regarding the Shura Council and the Council of Representatives after its approval by Parliament.
Social Insurance Authority: Retirement Cost of “Shura and Parliament” Members Amounts to over 9m Dinars Since 2009
General Authority for Social Insurance in Bahrain revealed that the total retirement cost of the members of the Shura and House of Representatives during the past eight years (2009-2016) amounted to BD 9 million.
Noble Ahmad bin Salloum Passes Away
Citizens took part on Monday (August 7, 2017) in the funeral procession of noble Ahmad bin Salloum (57 years).
Bahrain: State Budget Still Needs King’s Signature 6 Months after Onset of Financial Year
Shura Council passed in its session on Sunday (July 16, 2017) the draft-law, on the general state budget for the two fiscal years 2017 and 2018.
Shura Council Approves Raising Public Debt Ceiling to 13 Billion BD
Shura Council approved in its session on Sunday (July 16, 2017) a bill that raises the public debt ceiling from 10 to 13 billion BD.
Shura Council Approves Decree Suspending Pensions for Whose Citizenships are Revoked
The Shura Council approved on Sunday (July 9, 2017) a Decree Law to suspend pension benefits for those whose citizenships are revoked, and raised the approval to the King to be ratified.
Shura Council Passes Alternative Punishments Law
Shura Council approved in it session on Sunday (July 2, 2017) a bill regarding alternative punishments and measures that allow the judge to issue alternative punishments, including community service, house arrest in a specific place, preventing from going to a place or specific places, undertaking not approach or contact persons or certain entities, submitting to electronic monitoring, attending rehabilitation and training programs, and repairing the caused damage.
Financial Committee MP: Public Debt Interest to Reach 22% of State Revenues
vel 2, Economy Summary: The Shura Council Financial and Economic Affairs Committee member, MP Darwich Al-Manaei, said that the financial deficit in the next 2 year’s budget represents 10.9% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2017 and 9.9% of the GDP for 2019.
King Hamad Ratifies 3 Laws after being Approved by Shura and Representatives Councils
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa ratified and issued three laws for 2017 after they had been approved by the Shura and Representatives councils.
Reuters: Bahrain to Try Two Civilians in Military Court
Two civilians will be tried on terrorism charges in a Bahrain military court for the first time under new amendments issued in March that have drawn sharp condemnation from rights groups.
MPs Reject Proposal Allowing Appeal Judges to Inspect Prisons
The Council of Representatives (Parliament) rejected a proposal law to amend some provisions of law no. (18) of 2014, suggesting appointing a committee of appeal judges to inspect prisons a maximum of twice a year.
Legislative Committee Refuses Transferring Power to Appoint Assistant-Secretaries from Speaker to King
The Legislative and Legal Affairs’ Committee at the Shura Council expressed rejection to have the Parliament Speaker’s power to “appoint assistance secretaries in the General Secretariat of the parliament” transferred to the King by means of a royal decree.
Shura Council Refers Unified Family Law to Cabinet
Bahrain’s Shura Council agreed in its session held yesterday on the unified family law, referring it to the Cabinet, which is set to word the bill and then refer it to the Parliament.
Shura Council Unanimously Passes Military Judiciary Law Amendment
Bahrain Shura Council passed a bill for the amendment of the military judiciary law, which allows the public prosecutor to refer to military courts any crimes under the Protecting Society from Terrorists Acts Law.