Al-Majid: “Where will this Bahraini get his skills from if a particular entity doesn’t incubate and nurture these skills?”
Member of the Permanent Committee for Shari’ah and Legal Affairs
Member of the Rotten Meat Investigation Committee (established Feb 2015)
Chairman of Joint Committee for Subsidy Reform and Developing Revenues (July-Nov 2015)
Member of Government Action Plan Committee (Jan-Feb 2015)
Chairman of the Permanent Committee for Shari’ah and Legal Affairs (Nov 2014 – Oct 2015)
Al-Majid, since entering Parliament for the first time in 2014 quickly established himself as a visible and competent MP with a valid point of view on a range of matters. Despite being a Shia cleric, he has so far come across as more of a pragmatic, rather than ideological, representative and appears to work well with both his Sunni and Shia colleagues.
As Chairman of the Legal Committee, during his first year in Parliament, Al-Majid was an influential figure in determining the course of a broad range of draft bills. In October 2015, media sources reported that Ali al-Atish was the favoured candidate for chairmanship of the Legal Committee during the second parliamentary term and accordingly, Al-Majid let it be known that he intended to step down.
Over summer 2015, Al-Majid’s chairmanship of the Joint Committee for probing the subsidies issue made him one of the most visible figures in the media and an issue central to many people’s concerns. However, during October many of the meetings were cancelled because of the non-availability of Al-Majid. By the end of the month Al-Majid had offered his resignation in favour of Adel al-Asoumi, amidst conflicting reports about the reasons for Al-Majid’s absence.
On 15 April 2015 Al-Majid led a delegation of his local constituents to meet the Prime Minister and discuss their aspirations. This has given rise to a lot of ministerial activity looking into issues facing Al-Majid’s constituency.
During the 2 July 2015 session Al-Majid strongly spoke in support of approving the State Budget, noting that it enshrined numerous benefits for citizens.
ACTIVITY DURING 2015-2016 PARLIAMENT SEASON
Housing, services & infrastructure
Transport: MPs Mohammed al-Ammadi, Isa Turki, Abdulhamid al-Najjar, Majid al-Majid and Ali al-Aradi have proposed widening the Wali al-Ahad and Hamala roads to ease congestion. Al-Wasat reported on 23 Oct that this proposal was to be discussed in the coming parliamentary session. On 27 Oct, MPs approved this proposal.
Standards of living, health & education
Coast: Al-Majid on 4 Aug called for the Dumistan coastline to be made available for the “common good”. He said that local people called upon the Prime Minister to take action to make the coast fully available for public use.
Good governance & public finance
Subsidies: On 10 July Al-Majid conducted an interview centered around subsidy reform with Al-Ayam newspaper. He said that the figures cited for compensation payments were unofficial and unconfirmed. He noted the planned upcoming meetings with ministers and stressed the overriding priority of MPs that citizens shouldn’t be harmed.
On 14 July Al-Majid welcomed the Prime Minister’s motion to delay the implementation of meat subsidy reforms, saying that this gave more time for consultation.On 28 July Al-Majid told the press that the Govt had pledged to make available to Parliament full details of proposals for subsidy reform. Al-Majid stressed that both sides agreed on the need for subsidy reform and the necessity of not adversely affecting citizens.
On 3 Aug Al-Majid announced that the new Subsidies Sub-Committee would seek to protect the balance of the Bahrain economy while protecting citizens from any adverse effects of subsidy reform. On 5 Aug Al-Majid told the media that the Committee was continuing its discussions and would submit its full report on completion.
During 16 Aug a majils in Muharraq attended by members of the Joint Subsidies Committee; Al–Majid said that the Committee had succeeded in reaching agreement with the Govt that subsidy reforms should benefit all Bahrainis “without conditions” and not just those on lower incomes. He said that meetings were still ongoing to discuss the data and the various proposals for ways of managing subsidy reform. Media reporting on the same day quoted sources from the Committee saying that there had been a failure to reach agreement on the mechanism for redirecting subsidies to Bahrainis.
On 30 Sep Al-Majid said that following the Govt’s measures on meat subsidies, which the Committee did not agree with, the Committee planned to submit its final report to the Parliament Chairman. Al-Majid on 4 Oct said that MPs were inclined towards holding an open parliamentary debate on the issue of meat subsidies.
Subsidies Committee: On 1 Nov, after a lengthy period of absence by head of the Joint Committee, Majid al-Majid, Al-Majid submitted a request to withdraw from the Joint Committee for Subsidy Reform and Developing Revenues. Parliament agreed to replace him with Adel al-Asoumi, with Abbas al-Madhi as deputy Chairman. Over recent weeks there has been a lot of criticism for this Committee failing to meet and submit its final conclusions at a crucial moment on the subsidies issue.
On 2 Nov Al–Asoumi denied reports in Al-Ayam that the Joint Subsidies Committee had fallen short in his work. He praised the work of the former Committee Chairman Al-Majid and said that his replacement of Al-Majid was purely an “organizational measure”. He clarified that Al-Majid was present in Bahrain and not on prolonged travel abroad, as Al-Ayam had claimed (Al-Ayam on 1 Nov stated that Al-Majid had been out of the country on “private travel” for two weeks and would not return for a further two weeks).
On 3 Nov, Al–Bilad newspaper quoted Ahmed Qaratah, following the appointment of Al-Asoumi as Joint Subsidies Committee Chairman, calling on members of the Committee to either improve their attendance or withdraw, in order for Committee meetings to have the necessary quorum which could take decisions.
Parliament role & constituent engagement
Legal Committee: According to Al-Watan newspaper on 6 Oct, Majid al-Majid is standing for continuing his chairmanship of this Committee in the coming parliamentary term, although reportedly Ali al-Atish is standing against him, with support from Committee members Anas Buhindi, Fatimah al-Asfour, Khalifa al-Ghanim, Mohammed Milad and Isa Turki.
Committees: According to Al-Watan newspaper on 8 Oct Ali al-Atish is the most likely candidate for the chairmanship of the Legal Committee, with Majid al-Majid indicated to be stepping down. Isa Turki and Khalifa al-Ghanim, both members of the Legal Committee, are members of the as-yet-unannounced Accord Bloc which is said to be backing Al-Atish in return for support in other areas.
On 14 Oct, the voting session confirmed Al–Atish as the new chairman of the Legal Committee.
Affiliation: According to several media sources on 13 October, around 13 MPs are moving to form a parliamentary bloc. These are Jalal al-Mahfoudh, Ghazi Al Rahmah, Nasir al-Qaseer, Abbas al-Madhi, Khalid al-Shaer, Adel Bin-Hamid, Majid al-Majid, Majid al-Asfour, Isa al-Kooheji, Jamila al-Sammak, Fatima al-Asfour and Ali al-Aradi, with Hamad al-Dossary indicated as being the head of the bloc, with “unanimous” agreement.
ACTIVITY DURING 2014-2015 PARLIAMENT SEASON
Housing, services & infrastructure
Housing & planning: On 11 January Al-Majid praised the achievements of the Housing Ministry in making rapid progress in addressing the housing file. On 17 February Al-Majid called on the Minister of Works to “urgently implement what had been agreed on” for developing the Dumistan coast.
Constituency: In a 15 April interview with Al-Bilad, Al-Majid spoke extensively about the needs of his 7th Northern constituency. He noted the high population density in this locality, stressing that housing was the most important issue for constituents, with around 250 new submissions for housing provision being put forward each year. Al-Majid noted the difficult conditions facing many divorcees and widows in the area. Al-Majid called for greater efforts from the authorities to promote development in the area and use the establishment of schools and health centres to create a climate of confidence. Al-Majid noted that he had spoken to the Education Minister several times about establishing a primary school in Dumistan and discussed the lack of facilities for young people.
During his Al-Bilad interview Al-Majid noted the strong desire of many young people for public sector jobs and said that he was supporting many well-qualified young people who had come to him seeking employment. He noted very high levels of public engagement with him from those hoping to see their standards of living improve, saying that expectations were high.
Al-Majid acknowledged the tense post-2011 situation in his constituency, but stressed the number of distinguished local families who were working to strengthen national unity and overcome the crisis.
Projects: Al-Majid on 13 May said that rapid implementation of projects pledged for his constituency would “demonstrate how the state looks after all of its sons”. He praised the Cabinet’s agreement for a youth and sports centre, a cultural centre and sports pitches.
Coastline: On 12 May Al-Majid formally submitted a private bill proposing the declaration of Dumistan’s coast to be public land. He noted the benefits of encouraging family tourism and local leisure use.
Standards of living, health & education
Inflation support: Al-Majid said that his Committee on 25 February discussed the need for the continuation of “counter-inflation” support for low income families.
Health: Al-Majid asked the Health Ministry about its policy of recruiting Bahraini staff. He criticized the fact that there were unemployed Bahraini nursing staff at a time when the Ministry was advertising to recruit staff from abroad. (5 March)
Al-Majid said on 18 March that Bahrainis must not be denied the high standards of treatment available to foreigners at private facilities. His Legal Committee was discussing a proposed bill concerning this issue.
Education: During the 24 March open debate on Bahraini teachers, Al-Majid said that the Education Ministry had to acknowledge the existence of the problem of unemployed Bahraini teachers, many of whom had excellent qualifications.
Committee: Al-Majid on 20 May said that his Committee had discussed new measures concerning social insurance; water and electricity rates; and regulations for preventing travel abroad for highly indebted individuals.
Meat subsidies: During the 26 May parliamentary discussion, a majority of MPs spoke out against the Govt’s plan for halting meat subsidies. Al-Majid stressed that all Bahrainis were equally entitled to support and payments shouldn’t be based on income levels. He criticized the “hasty” nature of the decision and demanded that the measure be delayed until the next financial year to provide time for the proposals to be studied.
Economy & employment
Employment: Al-Majid said his Legal Committee had discussed the new employment bill which the Shura Council had rejected saying that it was prejudicial against non-Bahrainis. Al-Majid said that his committee continued to support the bill based on the right of all countries to prefer their own citizens for employment.
Public sector employees: During the 19 May parliamentary session a proposed bill for making the public sector fully Bahraini within five years had to be withdrawn by Al-Majid for further discussion within his Legal Committee after many objections from MPs. He tried to reassure his colleagues saying that the proposal set out a general vision and didn’t seek to target specific roles. He added that the expenditure for implementing the law “would not be extortionate”.
Unregistered workers: During the 3 March parliamentary debate on the so-called “free visa” system”, Al-Majid described the issue as an “evil blot” that required everyone to work together to address.
Pearl monitoring: During a stormy 10 March parliamentary debate over a bill for privatizing monitoring the quality of pearls and precious stones, Al-Majid said that his committee had seen no need for an “urgent” marking for this draft bill. He added: “Most ministers say that they desire skills when they want to pass a particular bill and they give us promises. But when a Bahraini submits himself, they demand that he have skills. Where will this Bahraini get his skills from if a particular entity doesn’t incubate and nurture these skills?”
Labour law: Al-Majid on 11 March said that his Legal Committee had discussed amendments to legislation concerning labour rights and “enshrining the principle of pluralism in the establishment of labour unions”. Al-Majid said that the Labour Minister and a legal consultant had been invited to attend the session because of “concerns” over the bill.
Foreign teachers: Al-Majid was one of six MPs on 16 March who proposed an open parliamentary debate about the Government’s policy on recruiting foreign teachers.
Economic & financial disputes: During the 17 session to discuss the amended practices for the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution, Al-Majid stressed the importance of this legislation for guaranteeing the rights of those lending money.
Fishing: During the 19 May parliamentary debate on the fishing industry, Al-Majid praised the direct engagement between fishermen and MPs. He noted the “suffering” of many fishermen and pointed out that many had been pursued or even imprisoned by foreign nations.
Good governance & public finance
Public funds: On 2 February Al-Majid questioned the Transport Minister about the Tamkeen Fund.
Corruption: The 17 February parliamentary session saw a standoff between Majid al-Majid, head of the Legal Committee which had worked on measures against officials being investigated on criminal charges; and Ali al-Atish who questioned the manner in which the amendments had been handled and the motivations for introducing these measures.
On 2 March Al-Majid met civil society representatives, including the head of the Bahrain Transparency Society, to discuss Parliament’s proposal for setting up an anti-corruption institution.
On 9 March Al-Majid said that Parliament was moving towards constitutional changes to give the Financial Audit Bureau the right to directly refer those indicted to the public prosecution. He stressed Parliament’s readiness to take decisive measures to address the issues raised by the recent report and said that there was also a need to empower the role of the Anti-Corruption Bureau.
Public debt: During the 10 March parliamentary session, Al-Majid stressed the importance of the draft parliamentary bill for imposing a ceiling on Government debt.
According to Al-Watan on 14 May Al-Majid was one of the 20 MPs who said that they would give conditional support to raising the debt ceiling to 7bn BD. During the 2 July parliamentary session when a majority of 18 MPs approved an increase in the debt ceiling to BD 7bn, Al-Majid voted in favour.
Judiciary: Al-Majid praised the “ambition” of the Higher Judicial Council in strengthening the role and independence of the judiciary, during a parliamentary delegation visit to the Council. (2 March)
Budget: Al-Majid on 11 April said that the delay in issuing the State Budget to Parliament could be “acceptable to a certain extent, especially if we consider the fall in the oil prices… as well as the refusal to raise the public debt ceiling… which necessitates us giving the Government a breathing space”.
Al-Majid on 20 April said: “We want to see debt levels controlled and not unrestricted for any project. It is assumed that the delay in debating the budget is due to reduced oil prices so as not to harm the benefits for Bahraini citizens as pledged in the Government Action Plan”.
Al-Majid on 11 May noted the difficult conditions the region was going through, stressing the need to maintain the support provided to citizens through this period “because in the moments of hardship all attainments are harmed”.
Al-Majid on 13 May said that his Legal Committee had discussed procedures for approving the budget, as well as proposals for converting a range of services so as to be processed electronically.
During the 2 July special parliamentary session in which a small majority of MPs voted to approve the State Budget, Al-Majid acknowledged the difficult financial climate in which the Budget had been passed, but said that “this is a positive Budget which provides significant funds”. He praised the inclusion of the Gulf funds in the Budget and called for better oversight of spending.
Audit report: During the 14 April parliamentary debate concerning the annual Financial Audit Bureau report, Al-Majid called for “auditing the Audit Bureau”. He sarcastically questioned whether the Bureau was waiting for violators to refer themselves to the Public Prosecutor, adding that if action wasn’t taken, the Bureau’s report was no more than ink on paper.
Minister interrogation: Al-Majid was appointed head of the committee to decide whether to formally interrogate the Health Minister. The Committee met on 28 April and included Abdullah Bin-Huwail, Anas Buhindi and Jamal Buhassan, with the later addition of Abbas al-Madhi.
During the 5 May parliamentary session an insufficient number of MPs voted in support of interrogating the Health Minister over issues raised in the Audit report (23 supported, below the 2/3 quota of 27 MPs). Al-Majid abstained.
Two draft proposals were submitted to Al-Majid’s Legal Committee for simplifying interrogation procedures, resulting in a two week delay in Parliament taking a vote on changes to the procedure. Al-Majid on 12 May commented that his Committee had been put in a difficult position because the two rival drafts both came from members of the Committee.
Planning: A majority of parliamentarians on 21 April voted in favour of the Legal Committee’s recommendation to reject the proposal for a new Planning Authority. Al-Majid noted the lack of clarity over the planned institution’s powers and suggested that its remit overlapped with that of numerous existing ministries.
Policing & regional security
Legal Committee: Al-Majid on 8 April said that his Committee had discussed Shura Council decisions regarding penal code amendments concerning murder, armed assaults, robbery and fraud. The Committee also discussed amendments to social security laws and pensions. Al-Majid’s Committee on 29 April discussed a draft Shura Council bill concerning regulations governing the legal profession.
In a 7 July press conference to mark the end of the parliamentary year, Al-Majid cited the achievements of the Legal Committee. He said that the Committee had addressed 11 files, including legal statutes, draft bills and parliamentary proposals.
Al-Majid said that in the coming parliamentary term he planned to propose measures forcing the Financial Audit Bureau to raise violations cited in its annual report to the Public Prosecution.
Security: During an 8 April forum for Al-Bilad newspaper, Bin-Huwail discussed his plan for a formal proposal for criminalizing the photography of the activity of the security forces. Al-Majid participated in the forum and supported Bin-Huwail’s comments. Al-Majid said “criminalizing the broadcasting of pictures of information regarding security movements and sites is a popular demand”. He added: “We will not allow Bahrain to be harmed by any party”.
Air crimes: With the parliamentary ratification of the Tokyo protocol related to air crimes on 26 May, Al-Majid queried why the Defence and Foreign Affairs Committee hadn’t studied the protocol.
Rights & freedoms
Islamic Parliament: On 20 January Al-Majid spoke in the parliamentary session of the need to support the Islamic Parliament.
Sexual abuse: During the parliamentary debate on 7 April concerning a new Domestic Violence Protection Law, Al-Majid claimed the article concerning domestic sexual abuse contravened Sharia law. He said: “A wife can’t sleep without asking her husband if he wants sex and a husband, under Sharia law, has to give his wife proper sex a night every four days… Punishing a wife or husband for practicing their sexual rights in the way they want is unacceptable and is an interference in Sharia law obligations.” Al-Majid added: “The issue of sexual harm coming from transmitting STDs is not an issue in Sharia law, because it could be lack of awareness or improper protection between husband or wife.”
Women: Al-Majid said on 22 April that MPs had looked closely at the achievements of the Supreme Council for Women. He noted that in the forthcoming Budget MPs would be seeking to raise a number of issues with Ministers concerning the role of women, including securing housing for divorcees and widows.
Monarch: Al-Majid on 21 May in a statement praised the selection of the King of Bahrain by the Arab Creators Union as the Best Arab National Personality for 2015.
Youth, culture & sport
Sport: During a 7 April open debate about sport in Bahrain Al-Majid noted that the village of Qurrayah had long been requesting a sports centre but had never been granted a license. He called for greater attention to be given to youth issues.
Parliament role & constituent engagement
Private members’ bills: During the 7 April parliamentary session MPs voted to commit the Government to a time limit for implementing proposals submitted by MPs and agreed on by Parliament. Al-Majid said that his Legal Committee had studied 319 (out of 496) unimplemented proposals, some going back to 2004-07. Al-Majid said: The Government should announce that it won’t cooperate with the legislative branch, rather than just neglecting the Assembly”.
Questioning ministers: Al-Majid on 9 April said that his Committee would be recommending changes to clauses of parliamentary procedure (sanctioned by the previous Parliament) which constrained the ability of MPs to interrogate Ministers.
Urgent bills: Al-Majid on 21 April stressed that parliamentary committees should give attention to the urgent marking on some government bills.
During the 28 April parliamentary debate on the Finance Committee’s recommendation to reject 4 government bills marked urgent, Al-Majid noted that the bills had arrived late, and given their importance it was right for Parliament to have more time to review them. However, Parliament voted against the Committee’s recommendation and passed the bills.
Local engagement: On 15 April Al-Majid headed a delegation from his local constituency, specifically the villages of Janabiya and Qurrayah. The Prime Minister stressed efforts to fulfill the aspirations of constituents from the “Northern villages”. On the Prime Minister’s instructions, on 22 April the Works and Housing Ministers visited a number of villages in Al-Majid’s constituency to study the needs of local people. They discussed the possibility of a housing project in the vicinity of Al-Qurayyah. A technical team has been formed to look into the issue.
Al-Majid has continued to meet senior officials concerning his constituency’s needs including the Northern Governorate Deputy General on 27 April and the head of the PM’s Court on 28 April.
Chairman of Parliament: Majid al-Majid and Jamal Buhassan on 28 May issued a joint statement stressing the central role of the Parliament Chairman in focusing the role of Parliament and ensuring the national interest. They condemned efforts to “cause divisions” and “undermine the Chairmanship of the Parliament”. This statement is possibly in response to attacks made against the Chairman of Parliament and his Deputy by the Salafist society Al-Asalah in response to a discussion held by the Parliament Bureau reportedly concerning possible compensation for some of those adversely affected by the 2011 unrest.
- Standards of living, health & education – 7
- Housing & services – 6
- Policing & regional security – 4
- Good governance & public finance – 7
- Economy & employment – 6
- Supporting constituents & youth – 7
- Rights & freedoms – 4
- Constructive Parliament role – 8
- Public visibility – 6
- Progressive/reformist credentials – 4
Results of 2014 elections – 7th Northern
Areas covered: Al-Qurayah, Janabiyah, Buri, Hamalah, Dumistan
Housing blocks: 545, 547, 549, 551, 571, 575, 577, 579, 752, 754, 756, 758, 760, 762, 1012, 1014, 1019, 1012, 1014, 1019, 1022
Registered voters: 10,245; Percentage 1st round voter turnout: 15.1%
First round vote:
Majid al-Majid – 366 (28.6%); Mohammed Bin-Rajab – 199 (15.6%);Munir Ibrahim – 193 (15.1%); Ahmed Hassan – 109 (8.5%);Ali Sakran – 104; Majid Ibrahim – 101; Abduljalil al-Aali – 90; Jamil Abbas – 75; Ali Makki – 41
Second round vote:
Majid al-Majid – 489 (55.5%)
Mohammed Bin-Rajab – 392 (44.5%)
Profile of election campaign: Majid Ibrahim Hasan Ibrahim al-Majid
Al-Majid is a local Shia cleric. Majid’s candidacy surprised people because he is closely associated with the opposition Shirazi movement and a leading member of the now-dissolved Amal Society. His candidacy gained a lot of media attention as a heavyweight nominally pro-opposition figure deciding to compete, although Al-Majid has previously contested the elections. Al-Majid gained 845 votes in 2010 (a tenth of the score of his Al-Wefaq rival). His 2010 campaign was marred by attacks on his candidacy by militants, who burned his campaign posters and tried to damage his local reputation. Al-Majid is said to be relying this time on his Amal supporters in the Dumistan locality.
Al-Majid told an interviewer: “We look at participation in elections as a matter of principle. We ideologically believed in this since the first rounds of elections. We participated and we will participate now and in the future, because participation is how nations are built”.
The 7th Northern district is a demographically diverse district, ranging from localities with a largely middle-class loyalist population like Janabiya and Hamala; to areas like Dumistan and Al-Qurrayah which are predominantly Shia and contain elements supportive of the opposition. However, the Shia demographic shouldn’t be equated with opposition support. Many of the older families like Asfour, Aali and Bin-Rajab are loyalist in orientation and will vote for candidates who are seen to be “one of them”. Ajam communities, of Iranian origin, also tend to stand apart from Al-Wefaq with their own clergy and affiliations.
Some observers have contextualized the candidacy of figures like Al-Majid as a sign of cracks appearing between the Shirazi movement and other segments of the opposition. An Al-Watan survey of the views of local constituents found that many people were determined to vote “for the sake of the nation”, but that there was a general disappointment with the past performance of parliamentary representatives and an emphasis on the familiar issues of housing, wage levels, unemployment and services.
Know your deputy: Profiles of other Bahrain MPs
Adel al-Asoumi – 1st Capital
Ahmed Qaratah – 2nd Capital
Adel Bin-Hamid Abdulhussain – 3rd Capital
Deputy-Head of Parliamentary Human Rights Committee
Abdulrahman Bumjaid – 4th Capital
Nasser al-Qaseer – 5th Capital
Deputy Head of the Permanent Committee for Financial and Economic Matters
Ali al-Atish – 6th Capital
Osamah al-Khajah – 7th Capital
Shaikh Majid al-Asfour – 8th Capital
Mohammed Jaffar Milad – 9th Capital
Nabil al-Balooshi – 10th Capital
Ali Bufarsan – 1st Muharraq
Head of Committee for Youth and Sports
Ibrahim al-Hammadi – 2nd Muharraq
Jamal Buhassan – 3rd Muharraq
Isa al-Kooheji – 4th Muharraq
Head of the Permanent Committee for Financial and Economic Matters
Mohammed al-Jowder – 5th Muharraq
Abbas al-Madhi – 6th Muharraq
Ali al-Muqla – 7th Muharraq
Abdulrahman Bu-Ali – 8th Muharraq
Fatimah al-Asfour – 1st Northern
Deputy Head of the Committee for Women and Children
Jalal Kadhim al-Mahfoudh – 2nd Northern
Deputy Head of Committee for Youth and Sports
Hamad al-Dossary – 3rd Northern
Ghazi Al Rahmah – 4th Northern
Deputy Head of Permanent Committee for Public Utilities and Environment
Ali al-Aradi – 5th Northern
Deputy Head of Parliament
Rua al-Haiki – 6th Northern
Shaikh Majid al-Majid – 7th Northern
Head of the Permanent Committee for Shari’ah and Legal Matters
Dr. Isa Turki – 8th Northern
Abdulhamid Abdulhussain al-Najjar – 9th Northern
Deputy Head of Committee for Supporting the Palestinian People
Mohammed al-Ammadi – 10th Northern
Head of Committee for Supporting the Palestinian People
Jamal Dawoud – 11th Northern
Head of Permanent Committee for Public Utilities and Environment
Jamila al-Sammak – 12th Northern
Head of the Committee for Women and Children
Khalid al-Shaer – 1st Southern
Head of Parliamentary Human Rights Committee
Mohammed al-Ahmed – 2nd Southern
Abdulhalim Murad – 3rd Southern
Second Deputy Head of Parliament
Mohammed al-Maarifi – 4th Southern
Deputy Head of the Permanent Committee for Services
Khalifa al-Ghanim – 5th Southern
Anas Buhindi – 6th Southern
Deputy Head of the Permanent Committee for Shari’ah and Legal Matters
Abdullah Bin-Huwail – 7th Southern
Head of the Permanent Committee for Foreign, Defence and National Security Affairs
Dhiyab al-Noaimi – 8th Southern
Mohsin al-Bakri – 9th Southern
Ahmed al-Mulla – 10th Southern
Head of Parliament