Bahrain PM vows zero-tolerance on security
Manama, November 9, 2012
Bahrain's Prime MInister yesterday pledged zero-tolerance against those who threaten the nation's security.
His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa vowed that government's work was focused on maintaining security and enhancing development at the same time, said a report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister newspaper.
He affirmed the government's strong resolve to bring about more development within a secure and stable environment.
The Premier said that the government was serious about putting an end to attempts to harm the homeland and will step up procedures to deal with those who want to undermine the kingdom's security.
"We demand our people to support us, as they have always done, in order to achieve that goal," the Premier said, as he visited the Muharraq Governorate to follow up on citizens' living conditions and inspect the progress of development projects underway there.
"Those who offend the nation and use democracy as a pretext to serve agendas that are hostile to national interests will not succeed," he said.
Religious platforms should be used to unite the country rather than sow the seeds of discord or incite violence, the Premier added.
Meanwhile, thugs who threatened to wreak havoc on Bahrain's roads yesterday failed to disrupt major highways, said the Gulf Daily News report.
Bahrain remained relatively chaos-free with none of the main roads reporting any traffic disruptions.
A tour of known hotspots revealed traffic flow was smooth at nearly all places except the King Faisal Highway near the former GCC (Pearl) Roundabout, which witnessed severe disruption due to a 10-car pile-up.
However, there were cases of tyre-burning in some areas, including Sehla, Jidhafs, Sanabis and Khamis. Inner roads were also blocked in Hamad Town, Sitra, Nuwaidrat, Budaiya, Saar, A'Ali and some parts of Manama.
Police, however, quickly intervened and cleared the roads.
In another development, a police raid on a warehouse in Bani Jamra uncovered nearly 200 Molotov cocktails.
The Interior Ministry said police found 178 firebombs, 200 iron rods, 11 fire extinguishers, two fuel containers and dozens of tyres in the facility near a farm.
It said investigations were underway, but did not disclose further information. - TradeArabia News Service