Bahrain: Spying on Citizens Using New Number Plates

Bahrain is introducing new car number plates with technology which allows police to monitor the movement of every vehicle. Blogger Mahmood Al Yousif remarks: “Must we be followed, spied on and harassed by the state in every single facet of our miserable lives to end it now with a completely unwarranted invasion of privacy?”


  • Sean

    I dont think they are doing this to follow us, its a new measure which will help us. Imagine as Bahrain starts to develop in full force lets say in 2020 and the crime rate begins to increase which also includes car theft. Dont you think tracking these vehicles would be easier? Or your kid runs away from home wouldn’t you want to track him down. Obviously they are not going to track every vehicle registered all day long! They would just track people who violate the law.

    Seriously I think this will decrease crime and people will be more careful before committing a crime. I actually feel good that i have someone watching over my car while its parked all night long outside my building.

    I wish i can get those plates right now but i have to wait till april 2011 to get them.

  • Al Shaban

    Hi Sean,

    I am with you on this one buddy! I completely agree on what your saying and true it would be nice to have someone watching over your car while its parked outside at nights. Good reply to the author, hats off!

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