Bahrain’s Asian expats plan council
Manama, July 20, 2011
The Asian community in Bahrain is coordinating with the Royal Court to set up a council that will raise pressing issues to decision-makers in Bahrain.
More than 40 members from the Indian, Bangladeshi, Filipino, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and other Asian communities are involved, they added.
The council will reportedly be similar to the newly formed Bahrain European Expatriate Council and will address the needs of the Asian community.
The members involved in setting up the council have requested a meeting with His Majesty King Hamad to share their views and get his approval.
His Majesty last month approved the formation of the Bahrain European Expatriate Council following a reception he hosted for a group of expats at Al Rawdah Palace.
Following the reception, he issued directives for the creation of a steering committee to organise the council's set-up and elections.
The work of the council will include welfare programmes, providing feedback on important matters and highlighting the views of expatriates. – TradeArabia News Service
More Government & Laws Stories
- Galfar ex-CEO gets 15 years' jail over bribes
- New law on family violence on the way in Bahrain
- Four blast suspects are remanded in Bahrain
- Bahrain to step up war on terror
- Norton Rose Fulbright moves London head to Dubai
- DSG ‘ready to implement Smart Dubai Strategy’
- Iraqi women protest new draft law
- Bahrain police 'face more danger in line of duty'
- Saudi names Brotherhood as terrorist group
- Qatar outraged over terror claims
- Bahrain PM condemns exploitation of children
- Qatar will not alter foreign policy: source
- Bahrain accuses Iran of fomenting trouble
- 'Put security before rights' in Bahrain: publisher
- 'Hizbollah trained Daih blast suspect'
- Key terror blast suspects named in Bahrain
- $2.6m Royal Fund for martyrs set up
- Bahrain to draw up new anti-terror laws
- GCC ROW: Qatar voices surprise over envoys pull out
- GCC tobacco tax rise ‘will fuel illicit trade’
- Saudi, UAE, Bahrain withdraw envoys from Qatar
- Bahrain explosion draws global condemnation
- GDN photographer hurt in blast is discharged
- Iran playing increasing role in Bahrain unrest
- Bahrain launches 6-point plan to fight terror
- Sisi gives sign he will run for president
- New Saudi clamp on energy drinks
- Health insurance must for Saudi visa
- Qatari doctor gets 7 years jail in UAE
- Family violence law articles approved in Bahrain