House of Representatives Adjourns Today’s Session until Thursday
The House of Representatives decided to postpone today’s session until Thursday after a number of MPs apologized from attending the session today for being outside the country.
House of Representatives Rejects Proposal to Equalize Certificates of Bahraini Graduates from Chinese Universities
The House of Representatives rejected an “urgent” proposal to equalize the certificates of Bahraini graduates from Chinese universities who were allegedly sent by the government on scholarships.
Bahrain Parliament Passes Bill that Deems Hiding Wanted Person a “Terrorist Crime”
The Bahraini House of Representatives passed in its session held yesterday on Tuesday (November 21, 2017) a bill presented by Parliament Chairman Ahmed Al-Mulla that considers hiding wanted persons by the security apparatus and covering for them a “terrorist crime” whose penalty can reach up to life imprisonment or death penalty.
Proposal in House of Representatives to Impose Fees on Remittances
Salafist MP Jamal Dawood submitted a proposal to the House of Representatives instructing to impose BD1 fees on remittances below BD300 and BD10 for all money transfers exceeding the amount of BD300.
House of Representatives Specifies Today’s Session to Discuss Developments of “Security Situation”
The House of Representatives approved a request submitted by 29 deputies demanding to specify today’s session (Tuesday, November 14, 2017) to discuss the latest developments of security situation in Bahrain.
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.
House of Representatives Passes Family Status Law despite Shiite Reservation
The Bahraini House of Representatives passed on Thursday (July 13, 2017) the unified family law bill in an exceptional session, despite reservations of senior Shiite clerics.
Bahraini Parliament Approves State Budget with Over 2.5 Billion BD Deficit
The House of Representatives approved on Tuesday (July 11, 2017) a state budget bill for 2017 and 2018, with a deficit exceeding 2.5 billion BD.
Legislative Committee to Study Family Law after Eid
Member of Parliament Majed Al-Majed said that the controversy family law reached the House of Representatives last Wednesday and that it is expected to be referred to the legislative committee in the first session of the House of Representatives after the Eid holiday.
Gov’t Sets Budget, Demands Parliament’s Approval to “Increase Public Debt Ceiling, Utilize FGF”
The Bahraini Minister of Finance Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa said that the equilibrium price Bahrain needs is $119 per barrel. Meanwhile, the draft law of the general state budget approved by the government was set on basis of $55 only.
Bahrain’s Consolidated Financial Statement: Public Debt in 2016 Exceeded 8.8 Billion BD
The Consolidated Financial Statement of Bahrain for the fiscal year that ended on December 31, 2016 unveiled that the oil revenues reached 1.4 billion BD, which shows a 10% drop in comparison with 2015. The non-oil revenues reached 500 million BD, which means a 3% increase. Meanwhile, the general expenses amounted to 3.5 billion BD, including the recurring expenses that recorded 3.1 billion BD and the project expenditures that amounted to 400 million BD.
House of Representatives Agrees to Stop Retirement Rights and Benefits of Citizens Revoked of Citizenships
The House of Representatives agreed in its session on a decree regarding ceasing the retirement rights and benefits in case Bahraini citizenship is revoked, lost or in case the individual is given a foreign citizenship without a permission.
House of Representatives Rejects Imposing 5% Tax on Companies Earning More than 500.000 BD Annually
The House of Representatives rejected a parliamentary proposal that suggests imposing 5% tax on the companies that earn 500.000 BD or more.
Bahrain to Enter First Third of Year without Adopted Budget, MPs: Beautiful Days are Over
Member of the finance and Economic Affairs Committee Ahmed Qarata expected that the state’s public debt of the two fiscal years (2017 and 2018) would be referred to the House of Representatives at the end of March 2017, adding that the debt would be about 2 billion BD to each fiscal years; i.e. 4 billion BD to the two fiscal years.
Parliament Grants CBB Authority of Selling Assets, Puts BIBF under Bank’s Power
The Parliament passed a bill in its session held on Tuesday (February 7, 2017) expanding the authorities of Bahrain Central Bank, allowing it to perform its role more effectively and putting Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance under its control.
Family of Kidnapped Sayed Alawi Responds to MP Al-Marafi: Prosecution Didn’t Tell us about Our Son’s Place
Family of kidnapped Sayed Alawi Sayed Hussein issued a statement responding to MP Mohammad Al-Marafi’s in which he claimed that Sayed Alawi is suspended within an order from the Public Prosecution.