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.For all the latest GCC news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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