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Missed opportunity


Parliamentarians have threatened to boycott sessions as a mark of their unhappiness over the government’s move to increase the petrol price.

It is a real cause of concern for our MPs particularly at this juncture when the parliamentary tenure is just ending and many of them might have to seek votes again. And votes will come from Bahrainis. This ugly situation could have definitely been averted had someone suggested some new levy, surcharge, tax or increase on expatriates.

And surely we have no shortage of very brilliant minds in our august house when it comes to focusing on and finding unexplored venues of new income from expatriates. I am sure our two-three most honourable MPs reputed in this skill must have been absent on the day otherwise with their presence of mind the situation would have been turned from bad to pleasant within minutes.

J Muhammad

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