Bahrain Shura clears new private sector bribery law
Manama, November 20, 2012
Bahrain’s Shura Council has given the green light to a new law that criminalises bribery and embezzlement in the private sector and imposes tough new punishments.
It states those found guilty, whether the briber or the person bribed, would get up to 10 years in jail, according to a report in our sister publication the Gulf Daily News.
The law would apply to everyone working in the private sector, including top officials such as company chairmen, chief executive officers, directors, heads and chiefs.
Anyone convicted of bribery or embezzlement will also have the money or gift involved seized by the state.
Parliament foreign affairs, defence and national security committee chairman Dr Shaikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa said the law was in line with anti-corruption conventions signed by Bahrain.
"The article covers all those involved in bribes and embezzlements and is in line with new international standards," he said.
It is expected to cover loopholes in existing legislation.
The proposal will now go to His Majesty King Hamad for ratification. – TradeArabia News Service
More Government & Laws Stories
- 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
- Credit card thief jailed in Bahrain
- GDN photographer hurt in Bahrain explosion
- Bahrain King orders crackdown on terrorists
- Bahrain's 4-year development plan on track
- Bahrain authorities warn of rogue labour camps
- Experts draw 'startling comparisons' in explosives
- Bahrain reforms 'far exceed recommendations'
- Kuwaiti Emir undergoes minor surgery
- Special court to deal with travel bans backed