Parliament Votes on Pork Penalty

by 5m Editor
18 February 2009, at 7:07am

BAHRAIN - Parliament yesterday voted to impose a two-month jail term or a fine of BD300, or both, for anyone in Bahrain who imports, sells or simply possesses pork.

MPs are calling for amendments to Bahrain's Penal Code that would outlaw pork, which they said would be drafted into a law by the Cabinet before being resubmitted to parliament and Shura Council for approval.

The amendments have been originally proposed by the Al Asala bloc and recommended by parliament's foreign affairs, defence and national security committee.

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