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MP Al-Turaiji says prepared ‘grilling’ request against youth affairs minister

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 25: Within 24 hours after threatening to grill the State Minister for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al- Sabah, MP Abdullah Al-Turaiji announced that he has prepared a grilling request against the minister. On Monday, MP Al-Turaiji had threatened to grill the minister if he allowed an individual who is suspected of crime to join the Kuwaiti sports delegation that was to leave the country on Tuesday for an official assignment overseas.

He asserted that the minister will face political accountability if the delegation left the country with the suspect. Since MP Al-Turaiji has decided to prepare the grilling request against the minister, it seems he has established that the suspect in question had left the country with the delegation.

Meanwhile, National Assembly Speaker Marzouk Al-Ghanim has officially invited MPs and ministers to attend the regular parliamentary sessions to be held on March 4 and 5. Speaker Al-Ghanim last Thursday revealed that the Parliament will, during the parliamentary session scheduled for March 4, approve a number of bills that are included in the priority lists of the executive and legislative authorities. He said he met the heads and rapporteurs of some parliamentary committees on the same day and they had affirmed their readiness to present their reports in the upcoming session.

He declared that another session will be held on March 6, based on the proposal of some MPs, to vote on five points included in the Parliament’s agenda, revealing that the housing issue continues to top the priorities. In another development, the National Islamic Alliance (NIA) has issued a statement on the occasion of Kuwait’s National Day and Liberation Day through which it conveyed its greetings on the event to HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah as well as the public.

It urged the government and public to work on creating a better future for the country, and avoid disorder and violence. It stated, “These two days must remind us of the perseverance of the government and the public to free the country from the Iraqi invasion, and the blood that was spilled for the country. We should also remember the efforts and sacrifices that our forefathers exerted to build the Kuwait of today. They had built this country on the foundation of equality, freedom and dignity, which every soul walking on its land must enjoy”.

The NIA urged the public to show the world that Kuwaiti people rose from the threshold of destruction and replaced inflicted pain with visionary hope, adding, “These are lessons that every Kuwaiti knows and must extend to the world”. It concluded, “We must all look with eyes of responsibility and wisdom while marching strong through the current times when destruction and turmoil is prevalent in the region around our beloved country”.

By: Abubakar A. Ibrahim and Ahmad Al-Naqeeb Arab Times Staff

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