Bahrain steps up anti-terror plans
Manama, August 27, 2014
Counter-terrorism tactics are being intensified across Bahrain in a bid to tackle acts of sabotage that target the country's security.
His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has instructed security agencies to re-evaluate their policies in dealing with saboteurs to put an end to acts of terror that aim to destabilise the country, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
He also ordered security forces to investigate people exploiting certain platforms, including social media, to incite violence and fuel sectarianism.
He said necessary procedures should be taken to prevent abuse of those networks, so that 'no one would believe, mistakenly, that they are immune from accountability'.
“What had been tolerated before, in accordance with priorities, will no longer be allowed, amid the critical situation the region surrounding Bahrain is going through,” he said.
He also stressed the need to reinforce the law and take firm measures against violators and outlaws.
He was chairing a work meeting yesterday dedicated to the implementation of Royal directives to prevent attempts to sow sedition and spark sectarian strife. - TradeArabia News Service