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