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‘Track down public funds thieves, money hoarders’ ‘Govt bent on fighting corruption’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 21: MP Abdullah Al- Tamimi is calling for the National Assembly to pursue those stealing public funds and hoarding Kuwait’s money inside private safes, reports Al- Seyassah daily. He said the incumbent parliament is destined to root out corruption that has been established by some political blocs throughout the last two decades despite these blocs claim to be fighting corruption.

He indicated that most prominent thefts the country experienced were committed by some lawmakers who sounded the slogan of anticorruption as means of clearing their names of the crime, and cited thefts perpetrated through Dow Chemical deal, calcified coke, social security, media city, loans interests, and other cases witnessed in the era of political groups such as Popular Bloc and the Islamic Constitutional Movement.

He stressed these political blocs accuse members of the current parliament and the second nullified parliament of being pro-government but they are the ones causing Kuwait to sink in corruption. “Even so, the current parliament will repair what they have destroyed by revisiting suspicious files to expose all those involved in depleting public funds and spreading corruption in the country’s institutions.

In another development, MPMohammad Tana has submitted a proposal to add a new paragraph to Article 28 of Law 47/1993 regarding housing welfare in the country. Under the new item, it is not allowed to pay monthly installment exceeding KD100 or 10 percent of the total salary only if it’s not more than KD 150. He required the prime minister and the concerned ministers to apply the draft law once it is approved.

Meanwhile, Minister of Education and Higher Education Ahmad Al- Mulaifi has issued a decision to form a committee for reviewing the interpellation request MP Saleh Ashour submitted against his predecessor Dr Nayef Al-Hajraf, reports Al-Rai daily. According to the decision, the committee has to study the grilling request by choosing a headquarters and holding meetings. It must also submit a final report within maximum one month from the date of its formation. A financial award will be granted to the committee members after they complete their duty.

Meanwhile, Undersecretary of Ministry of Education issued a decision to reestablish the permanent committee responsible for studying the observations of the State Audit Bureau and replying to them. Based on the decision, the committee will receive letters from the State Audit Bureau periodically. It has to study the observations specified in the letters and notify the concerned authorities in the ministry about these observations.

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