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MP proposes mandatory vote on gas prices hike

MP Khalil Al-Saleh
MP Khalil Al-Saleh

KUWAIT: MP Khalil Al-Saleh said he submitted a proposal to amend article two of decreed law 79/1995 with regards to fees and financial costs for using public facilities and services. The amendment says the government cannot increase the price of oil derivatives such as gasoline without a law issued by the National Assembly. Saleh said the government cannot increase power and water prices until after referring to the Assembly, which has no supervision with regards to gasoline prices, which “prompted me to present a proposed law that commits the government not to increase gasoline prices until after referring to parliament.”

Prices freeze
Meanwhile, MP Ahmad Mutee Al-Azemi asked Commerce Minister Yousuf Al-Ali to stop price liberalization and continue with the previous decision to freeze them. He said the issuance of a new decision to liberate prices is shocking, especially since the commerce ministry announced a freeze with the start of the new gasoline prices next months. He said the price liberation decision will hurt citizens and deplete their pockets, which cannot bear any increase in prices.

Files saved
Public Authority for Sports (PAS) inspectors prevented files at the Kuwait Olympic Committee to be moved out of the building in Hawally. The inspectors went to Nugra police station and lodged a notification about an attempt to smuggle some files they were supposed to check.

By A Saleh

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