Once again, and as if they didn't have enough chances to demonstrate their stupidity and uselessness, our parliamentarians just refuse to do one decent thing during their term. After all to be honest, most of us don't REALLY have representatives in parliament. The government has representatives in parliament and it's quite happy with them. We, meanwhile, have to endure their antics and bang our heads against the wall, and hope we don't get ulcers.
Al-Wefaq had submitted a request to question Mr. Shaikh Highness Ateyallah Al-Khalifa over corruption and abuse of powers charges. This is the same guy allegedly responsible for a conspiracy to foster sectarian divide in Bahrain. No one, not even me with my worst case scenarios, expected that the 22 remaining members of parliament (not inc. Aziz Abul) would unanimously deny the motion. Basically, if they were sure he was so innocent and lovely, why not investigate the matter to prove his innocence? Granted, Al-Wefaq was not going to question him about the Bandar report itself but about "corruption" associated with the report. Still, why are they so against even looking into this?! (I smell fear mixed with bribe mixed with phone call from a big guy).
Technically, they voted to delay deliberations. Realistically, though, with only a couple of weeks left for this parliamentary session, the psoposal is effectively killed. They cited "interference with judicial processes" as a reason. I wonder where they got that one! In fact, Ateyatallah has already been acquitted by our very independent judiciary and now the proceedings are all focused on charges against Al-Bandar himself (who may I add, was kicked out of Bahrain. I'm not exactly sure how retarded you have to be to kick someone out of the country THEN hand him a jail sentence).
So here we have it. 22 of our parliament members are all united behind Ateyatallah, "the" shining symbol of sectarian divide and corruption. Well done, Sa3eedis and sub-Sa3eedis.
Meanwhile, Wefaq parliamentarians + my man Aziz Abdul withdrew from the session in protest, and are threatening potentially to withdraw from Parliament altogether! Afterwards, they prayed behind Al-Sa3eedi to show their solidarity against sectarianism. I really will not comments on this stunt. It would just be too mean.