Today's newspapers made me laugh!

I mean all newspapers make me laugh everyday, but one particular news item made me fall off my chair...hahaha

It was a story about two POLICEMEN held in custody on bribery charges.. hahaha

One sec.. need to rush to the ladies room to pee.. I can't hold it any longer..

Do you know that if they(you know who I am referring to) really take a closer look at themselves, there will be more policemen behind bars than criminals??

On the one hand, it is great that such news is being sent out by the Interior Ministry to the newspapers to publish on their front pages. The scary bit though is that there is so much corruption that goes unreported everyday because unscrupulous policemen stop it from reaching the public.

The horror stories that cross my desk everyday are testimony to a corrupt system. The fact they go unreported because so and so policeman or influential person is involved speaks volumes about the level of transparency and the direction our newly found democracy is taking..

way to go Wonderland!

9 comments:

ainialyaman said...

the same here in Yemen from the top to the bottom.

SillyBahrainiGirl said...

hahaha

are u trying to tell me that we are all in the same boat!

let's then ROW, ROW, ROW!

moodZ said...

So what! Is there ever a country where the entire law enforcing officials are uncorrupt?!

Mohammed said...

Silly Girl Have you been to Syria before ..... The police there consider the bribes they take is legal thing and it is their right . and they ask you for a bribe or they will make your trip as hell . they ask you loudly not beneath the tables .

ES said...

Bahrain's at least more stable than the countries mentioned above. I think.

I know I'd rather live in Bahrain than any other country in the Middle East. So I agree with you to a certain extent but I also agree with what moodz kindly pointed out.

And if people are still puzzled as to why you refer to Bahrain as "wonderland," you should just direct them to this post. It defines the 'wonder' part.

The problem with the system is that it's careless, shady, and somewhat irresponsible, but I could say that about many other countries. It's easy to critisize this place when we're striving for the very best, but the biases you speak of applies to places like America as well. There's hardly any country out there who's willing to put their reputation in hot water by revealing the absolute 'truth.'

Just think about what Pakistan and India keep off the newspapers and away from the eyes of the general public. It's rediculous.

Revolutionary Blogger said...

There is a Pakistani joke which i think addresses the situation well.

A pakistani cop, an american cop, and a brit cop were sitting at a table talking about the amount of time it takes to solve robbery crimes in their respective countries.

The american says it takes him on average 48 hours after the crime, the brit says it takes him 24 hours after.

The Paki laughs and says I know 48 hours prior, and the Yank and the Brit look in amazement.

The Paki then elaborates, ofcourse I know 48 hours prior, since either myself or my officers will be involved in it in some way.

SillyBahrainiGirl said...

I don't disagree with any of you and you know it!

moodz...yes... corruption is rife in the law enforcement agencies as portrayed in all the TV programmes we've watched over the years..

But this is corruption happening elsewhere.

When did you see the Bahraini Ministry of interior send out a press release to all the newspapers telling them that they have arrested two policemen on corruption charges before?

Now this is a step which should be applauded because those people should take a closer look about how they operation and try - genuinely- to improve their image in the public eye!

You are Bahraini and you know what I am talking about.

Mohammed... no. I am afraid I havent been to Syria before ;)
I know... I know.. I should travel more around the Arab world.. Hopefully I will be able to do so soon ;)

ES.. those in glass houses! haha
We're in the same boat here my friend. It is ridiculous that the public is kept in the dark about corruption..

I don't want to cite examples here about what is happening in wonderland because I have a lot happening in my life right now, I don't want to get side-tracked.

But what happened to all the talk about democracy, freedom, reform, free speech, transparency... and ma adri shino?

lip service... lip service... lip service

Abu Sinan said...

Hey, cut the guys some slack, they have to pay for all of those Shawarmas they eat somehow right?

ShawarmaBoy said...

Abu

Kindly lay off the Shawarma quips.

That is MY DEPARTMENT!!!!!!!!!!!

mmmmm shawarma... mmmmmmmm

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