Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Only in Bahrain

Posted by Bahrania @ 11/02/2004 07:57:00 PM

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YES THAT BREAKS MY HEART. Like anyone else in Bahrain. I have read about him today and would like to know more about the situation as to why he couldn't get a proper job, regardless of his accumen in sports.

Do you know why? Does he have higher education or university education?

Posted by Blogger Mahmood Al-Yousif @ 11/02/2004 08:43:00 PM #

I'm glad that you got your blog up and running. I hope that people will pay attention to the issues that you bring up. Yourself, Mahmood and Chan'ad have done a lot just by raising awareness of these matters, and it is up to the people of Bahrain to respond.

I remember volunteering to help at the Orphanage right next to the Qudhaibiyya Palace, how's that for a location? They told us not to come back. Why?, we asked, didn't the children like it when we were there? No, no, they loved you, but it was traumatic for them the next day when they had to go back to the old routine! I was too young and inexperienced to ask what the old routine was....

Let me tell you, it is difficult to see pain and hopelessness in the eyes of a child.

Forgive me for my idealistic moment, but permit me to say this once, that neither you nor Chan'ad ought to expect anything of this sort even in Pakistan or Sub-Saharan Africa. Once we have terrorism at bay, perhaps we can get to the root of our many problems in man's greed and self-loathing.

Posted by Blogger Desert Island Boy @ 11/03/2004 12:00:00 AM #

Well, I just dont understand why everyone is scorning me!!!

But we should all be happy that with the Mckinsey report, the BCHR video, many poor families have come forward and are talking about their plight. One lady, I think in yesterdays Alayam was talking about how she feeds her kids just rice and yoghurt for their fatoor during Ramadan. In addition, tens of articles have been written over the past few weeks about how unacceptable the situation is and how the government needs to act fast. An excellent letter which echoes my previous post was in Akhbar Alkhaleej [url]http://www.almenber.com/viewarticle.asp?id=1449[/url]

So for all the cynics out there. I wasnt overexaggerating. Credibility is given to a foreign body like McKinsey to come and say that 40% of Bahrainis are living under the poverty line. But the minute a Bahraini speaks out, his intentions are immediately questioned and rebuffed.

Posted by Blogger Bahrania @ 11/07/2004 06:25:00 PM #
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