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Judgement on ‘stormers’ to change political equilibrium

‘Blanket pardon unacceptable’

KUWAIT CITY, July 23: MP Ahmad Al-Fadhl affirmed that judgments concerning the storming of National Assembly premises will change the political equilibrium a great deal, reports Al-Rai daily. He added the verdict has proven that the judiciary does not give in to political pressure and blackmail, noting “blanket amnesty is unacceptable, because it will erase the indictment”.

However, he agreed that “special pardon is the right of His Highness the Amir, father of all, who can grant it to whomever he wishes based on request”. Meanwhile, Al-Anba daily reported that MP Saleh Ashour has requested the Minister of Justice, Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Dr Fahad Al-Afasi to specify the conditions governing acceptance of Kuwaitis into the Public Prosecution Department to work as assistant prosecutors.

The lawmaker wants to know the percentage an applicant needed to be qualified for the job over the past five years— each year separately. He also asked about the number of applicants accepted so far and those rejected within the past five years with their full details. In another development, as reported by Annahar Newspaper, MP Omar Al-Tabtabaei demanded opening of files related to violations of the Touristic Enterprises Company (TEC) and Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) in order to fix the lapses, otherwise concerned officials— including the Prime Minister will be questioned. He said the file of TEC is open and the lawmakers are ready to assist if there is any need for legislation in that concern.

He stressed the company whose objective is for recreation and tourist attraction has about ten projects, most of which have been withdrawn. He stressed that KISR signed a contract on 8/3/2012 to appoint an Italian expatriate as a scientific researcher with KD 2100 monthly salary, indicating the contract was reviewed upward later to KD 2390 with other emoluments.

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