Bahrain withdraws book misnaming Arabian Gulf

A foreign company had to apologise after it misnamed the Arabian Gulf in a textbook commissioned by the Ministry of Education. Under the deal, the company that went unnamed was to print 17,000 copies of a textbook in English for third graders.

The ministry provided the material for the book, including a map of the region that refers to the Gulf, the waterway separating the Arabian Peninsula from Iran, as the Arabian Gulf. However, upon reception of the textbooks, the ministry discovered that the map had been replaced by another that referred to the Arabian Gulf as the “Persian” Gulf.

The ministry rejected the textbooks and the company sent a representative to Bahrain to offer an apology for the mistake. The company fixed the error and re-printed 17,000 copies of the textbook, Fawaz Al Shroogui, the head of public Relations and media at the ministry, said.

Source Credit: Gulf News

 

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