Bahrain MPs stage heated protest over fuel price hike

Several lawmakers refused to enter the parliament chamber and remained outside
Bahrain MPs stage heated protest over fuel price hike
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By Staff writer
Wed 20 Jan 2016 10:41 AM

Some Bahraini Members of Parliament refused to enter the parliamentary chamber on Tuesday and stood outside in protest at last week’s controversial decision to increase fuel prices.

The session had to be cut short as the chamber requires a minimum of 21 MPs to be present for meeting to proceed, according to a report by Gulf Daily News.

A panel has also been proposed to question Energy Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza and Finance Minister Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa over the issue, the report added.

“MPs want the government to realise that they are not puppets and should have a say in what should be done to tackle the financial crisis,” said services committee chairman Abbas Al Madi.

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