Thursday , February 22 2018

Ahmed Al Jarallah

State, people for ‘one vote’ system

MAKING unnecessary noise or fake promises or echoing slogans to entice voters as part of political acting at their expense just to reach the Parliament are no longer useful. This is the sad truth that opposition figures rushing to contest the elections must know very well so they could abandon …

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Fraudsters’ concealed agendas exposed … battleground is here

UNDOUBTEDLY, the coming election will be different from the previous one in terms of formation and context, because the changes that occurred in the last four years have put every issue into perspective especially with regard to populace representation. Every politician now realizes the size of his representation without any …

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A fiery speech from field King

IT IS NOT strange for King Mohammed VI to direct, in his speeches, sharp criticisms at central interests and different constituents in the administratively decentralized system in case of failure to perform their duties. This is why his speech during the opening of the parliamentary term was fiery and distinct. …

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Ingratitude is Kuwait’s glitch … rescue us O Amir

O HH the Prime Minister, question: Are the owners of palaces and beautiful villas with private gardens in Abdullah Salem, Yarmouk, Qurtobah and other areas unable to pay their electricity and water bills due to their consumption of tons of kilowatts and thousands of liters? Is an owner of a …

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Yusuf bin Alawi, Omani ‘wisdom’

The Sultanate of Oman follows a consistent regional and foreign policy that strives toward peace and averting conflicts — through which the country has earned enormous respect globally. Despite clarity of its policy, many questions have been raised about the stance Oman continues to adopt on several issues. Analysts and …

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Dissolution no solution

SUDDENLY, the voices calling for dissolution of the National Assembly intensified although there are a few months left before the end of the current parliamentary term. Could the fuel price hike be the reason behind this government-Parliament dispute which came after three years of ideal cooperation between the two authorities? …

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The time-wasting Lebanon leaders

A POPULAR adage among Lebanese applies to the current situation in their country: “If you want to destroy your country, pray for a lot of leaders.” Two years and a half after the presidential vacuum comes the paralysis of the legislative authority which is just waking up from a deep …

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Leave … let Syrians decide their future

SINCE the beginning of the conflict in Syria, the administration of US President Barack Obama has offered nothing to help the Syrians except pledges of support. We hear fiery statements during the day but by night these statements lose their glow. This has become a habit for the White House …

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The State, decisive decision … and citizenship, obligations before rights

WHY all this fuss about the fuel price hike? Is this the kind of issue that necessitates tears from the current and previous members of the Parliament who aspire to return to the legislature, or from politicians whose parliamentary membership was nullified; hence, they fish for anything in order to …

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US lost between camel … elephant

THE ‘Cowboy Congress’ never anticipated the global campaigns against the so-called ‘Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act’ (JASTA), because the way of thinking in America is based on three principles that contradict norms and values. The first principle is that the founding fathers came to the new found land due …

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