KUWAIT CITY, June 10: MP Muhannad Al-Sayer has conveyed a message to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah regarding the current situation in the country. In a press statement, Al-Sayer addressed HH the Amir saying, “We, your children, came to the National Assembly according to the results of the 2020 parliamentary elections; during which the citizens conveyed their message and presented solutions to their problems. Your Highness, I am sure you cannot accept deterioration in various fields, including the public institutions; especially the legislative authority. I am fully aware that Your Highness will never accept the fact that around 800 citizens are living in exile and more than 30,000 are on the waiting list for jobs; while a large number are waiting to obtain houses because some influential persons are taking advantage of the situation to increase rental fees. Your Highness, we as MPs, presented solutions.
We submitted bills and proposals to His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid who promised to include them in the agenda of the first session; but he did not fulfill his promise. “Your Highness, we are witnessing a political crisis and it is unacceptable to allow certain people to transform the Assembly into a formal institution. There will be no reform in dealing with vital issues like health, education and economy without implementing political reform.
The alliance between HH the Prime Minister and Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim has totally disrupted the work of the legislative authority. The future generation will condemn us if we allow or participate in the transformation of the Assembly into a formal institution. “Not even one MP aims to dissolve the Assembly. On the contrary, MPs are keen on working hard and be a reflection of the citizens’ views. Your Highness, whether we stay in the Assembly now or later, we will not allow anyone to use us as dolls to attack the Assembly. “Your Highness, Kuwait has been witnessing an unprecedented era of stability and political calmness since 2013; but this led to stealing of public funds, deterioration of performance in all institutions, and squandering of the State budget. More than KD47 billion vanished from the Public Reserve Fund.” By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff