Sunday, April 27, 2008

Yet another interview with HM by a Kuwaiti newspaper...

(ONA)

The same Kuwaiti journalist Ahmed Al Jar Allah, editor-in-chief of Al Siyasa Kuwaiti newspaper, who interviewed His Majesty the Sultan two years ago, interviewed HM again on Saturday April the 26th, 2008.

It's a quite interesting interview. The highlights of the interview can be checked on Times of Oman newspaper by clicking here. And for Arabic readers, they can check the whole interview in details (Q&A) on the Kuwaiti newspaper: Al-Siyasa [Link].

I wonder why we don't have Omani journalists interviewing His Majesty as often? Or as a friend of mine said, maybe it is because we don't have such capable journalists in Oman?

10 comments:

Al-Maawali said...

Good question... I dunno. Maybe your friend is right?

Balqis said...

I think he gives that type of interview periodically, exactly for a wider audience : this year he needed to clarify for example why Oman refused external help during Gonu . There were many other regional and international issues that needed to be tackled .
Jarallah, you can like him or not [sometimes he is extreme in his views ] but he is a talented journalist, coming also from another environment : Kuwait is a challenging country for a journalist politically speaking .
Journalists here have lost ability to have a critical thinking [and anyway H.M. during the interview specified that he relies on the thinkers of the country for its progress].
An interview with a local would be just a celebrative occasion, while if you read between the lines, the full interview on the Tribune, you see how H.M. sent many messages .

Amjad said...

hmmm.. you have a point there, balqis

Tim Noble said...

Some intersting points. I found your blog really interesting.

Anonymous said...

ahmaj al jarallah is a bigot and an idiot.. I don't see how he gets this opportunity, that he doesn't deserve.. probably knows someone.

Balqis said...

Are you Iraqi or anti American
lol

Undercover Dragon said...

Interesting how when Oman refuses immediate emergency aid from other countries after a cyclone [oops, I meant to say unusual weather] its a good thing, done only to test the countries emergency response capability (which of course it passed with flying colours).

But when Myanmar refuses immediate emergency aid from other countries after a cyclone, everyone agrees they are being dictatorial arrogant idiots needlessly exposing innocent people to further depravation...

Hmmmm.

Undercover Dragon said...
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Balqis said...

The political situations of these two countries are pretty different

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