Bahrain is a country well known for its friendliness, tolerance, equality and moderation.
Yet it seems the government has run short of money and is trying very hard to keep its citizens happy at the cost of expatriates.
The burden of unsubsidised food items, electricity and water charges, hospital and medicine charges, driving licence renewal fees and so on has to be borne at much higher rates. Besides this, expatriates have family and educational expenses to look after, either here or in their country of origin.
Why the inequality? Isn’t a Bahraini capable of contributing the same as expats to help ease the burden of his own government and country?
Targeting expats to unduly favour citizens of Bahrain is not in the interests of the country. There is still time to reverse such decisions and be fair to all.