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Ashour not impressed with some members of new Cabinet line-up

‘Voters want MPs to perform their role’

MP Saleh Ashour

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 16: MP Saleh Ashour described the recent formation of the Cabinet as “massacre”, reports Al-Shahed daily. During an interview in Al- Shahed satellite TV channel, he explained that eight of the replaced Cabinet members in the former government were close to the public.

They had worked with consistency and effort but the members who remain are difficult to deal with, such as Hind Al-Sabeeh and Anas Al-Saleh. He indicated that, “The political playmaker is looking for a confrontation in the Parliament”.

Regarding the lifting of the sports ban, MP Ashour said the lifting of the ban is an “old film”, as it does not apply to all sports activities but for only football and under the condition that election for the clubs and associations should be held within six months. He stressed that issues related to privatization of the sports club and investments were not among the conditions for lifting the ban and yet it was approved.

Also, MP Ashour indicated that voters want the MPs to perform their role instead of withdrawing from the oathtaking session and then returning back to the Parliament, adding that “The government will be happy when the MPs withdraw from the session. They will be happier if they fail to attend at all”.

He explained that the political work in the country is on the decline, due to several reasons including the methodology and mechanism of the relation between the two authorities, political rhetoric and the amendments made on the electoral law and the electoral constituencies as well as disputes among members of the ruling family.

Meanwhile, the lawmakers have intensified their efforts to tackle items in the parliamentary agenda which were left pending due to the resignation of the previous government, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a parliamentary source.

The source revealed there will be many meetings in the coming days to deliberate on urgent matters in the agenda, particularly the draft laws deemed beneficial to citizens. MP Majid Al-Mutairi pointed out the government’s cooperation with its legislative counterpart should manifest in the approval of bills on the pension of retirees, cancellation of interest on social security loans, electricity and water charges and remuneration of military personnel.

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