MPs file two grilling motions against Premier

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s National Assembly will look into in its regular session tomorrow two grilling motions against His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. The first interpellation submitted by MPs Dr Waleed Al-Tabtabaie, Marzouq Al-Khalifa, and Mohammad Al-Mutair includes five points; the first of which is violation of the law and abuse of power by the government, decisions related to withdrawal or dropping of nationality from its holders. The second part of the motion is concerned about violating international agreements and conventions and abuse of power by the Government in selective, retaliatory or politically-motivated manner.

The third part tackles the spread of corruption; Kuwait’s drop of 20 spots in the 2016 Corruption Perception Index and the appointment of personalities lacking competence and eligibility, and transferring their failure to other state’s institutions. The fourth part concerns the government’s work program and neglecting the state’s strategic assets, while the fifth part was about increasing burden on citizens and violating the principle of equality.

Meanwhile, the second motion against His Highness the Premier was filed by MPs Riyadh Al-Adsani and Shuwaib Al-Muwaizri and included financial, technical and administrative irregularities, and the lack of tackling such violations due to neglect, poor follow-up.

National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanem dealt with the grilling requests in accordance with Article 135 of the Parliament bylaws, stating that the speaker must notify the prime minister or the concerned minister instantly upon submission of the interpellation motion. It also stipulates that the deliberations must be held eight days after submission of the motion, and that is in non-urgent cases, and with consent of the premier or the concerned executive. – KUNA

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