Friday, July 22, 2005

Hearings: Could This Be True?

According to Al-Nahar, talk has been heard of including a possible pointer in the Government Policy Statement, which is scheduled to be released today, that basically calls for establishing a committee from within the government ranks and Parliament charged to hold "hearings" on the new electoral law.

People, did you hear this: HEARINGS? Could this be true that we are moving forward? That we're enacting something of what modern, developed states do? That our government and Parliament want to hear from the stakeholders and the public on the electoral law?

I hope such an initiative will be the beginning of establishing a process of holding hearings before enacting important laws.

Will write more soon...

"Nobody knows how many rebellions, besides political rebellions, ferment in the masses of life which people earth."

5 comments:

ThinkingMan said...

I heard it about it too, and it would be a good thing if implemented properly and diligently.

Apparently, this has been part of Taef and has been agreed upon in previous governments, but never practiced.

The source said they were skeptical about its actual practice (maybe it was Orient, I am not sure). But I hope this happens anyways, as it would provide a new level of transparency where the public could hear first-hand some of the absurdities that are typically muttered by our one-of-a-kind politicians.

Mustapha said...

Doha,
Sounds great,could you please include a link?

Anonymous said...

do "hearings" necessarily mean 'public hearings'?

MAD said...

Hope you are right. Public TVed hearings badly needed on election law, EDL, HA arms, ec...

Doha said...

Mustapha, it's on the first page of the Al-Nahar (just a small blurb).

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