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KPC refers former head for probe

Vietnam refinery CEO in soup

KUWAIT CITY, June 6: The Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) has referred former head of the corporation Jassem Al-Ali to the administrative investigation after he was spotted inside the Parliament during the grilling of Minister of Oil, Bakhit Al- Rashidi, reports Al-Qabas daily.

An official speaking on anonymity said, the decision of the KPC is surprising and asked if it is reasonable to refer everyone who attends such National Assembly sessions for investigation. On the other hand, the daily has learned that the CEO of the Vietnam refinery Turki Al-Ajmi has appointed lawyer Riyad Al-Sanea to sue MP Abdel Wahab Al-Babtain for accusations slapped against him during the grilling of the minister of oil.

Al-Ajmi said in a statement, a copy of which has been obtained by the daily, that he was subjected to a fierce attack and serious accusations of incomprehensible basis or logic by MP Abdul Wahab Babtain. He said: “We were surprised that one of the topics of his interpellation was the subject of the Vietnam refinery. Kuwait has a stake in Japan, Vietnam and others, and I have struggled for many years to see the light of day.

According to Al-Ajmi, he was labeled as ‘King of Vietnam’, and linked him with suspicious contracts, dealing with gangs, using drugs inside the car of the former head of the Japanese company, Ni Sun, and accused of expelling Kuwaiti officials. He went on to say, such accusations are difficult even to imagine, which indicate that the MP had failed to make sure the validity of these charges. He added, he will “track everyone who hurt me and my family and damaged my reputation.”

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