To help boost communication with the people, Ministers in Bahrain are being pushed for opening personal Twitter accounts.
Last week, Turki Abdul Hay, a Saudi journalist, tweeted Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa to inform him that he had not been allowed to enter Bahrain.
A few minutes later, Shaikh Khalid apologized to the journalist and told him that there had been a mistake and that the interior minister had issued directives to allow him in.
Twitter accounts held by ministries and institutions might not be prompt in addressing issues, suggested Shaikh Khalid and so the move to have individual Twitter accounts.
In Bahrain, beside Shaikh Khalid, other ministers who have accounts and a large number of followers include the justice minister, the president of the Information Affairs Authority, the media advisor to the king and the human rights and social development minister.