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No trust … no vote on fake citizenship; Hold on grilling

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 28: MP Muhammad Barrak Al-Mutairi has clarified that he refused to vote on forming a committee to investigate fake citizenship cases or refer such cases to the parliamentary Interior and Defense Committee because he does not trust the current Parliament.

Al-Mutairi pointed out that if the government is really serious in addressing this issue, it should have referred suspicious citizenship files and those involved to the Public Prosecution and then to the Court.

He described any solution other than what he suggested as a way of securing electoral gains and mixing papers by the government. He also explained that suspended his plan to grill HH the prime minister Sheikh Sabah Al- Khaled Al-Sabah until the end of the grace period given to the Legislative Affairs Committee to fi- nalize discussions on the comprehensive amnesty draft law.

Meanwhile, MP Khalil Abul said someone is unsatisfied with the work of the Legislative Affairs Committee due to its position on the comprehensive amnesty draft law in the previous session. He added some MPs want the committee to work according to their whims, so they were furious as manifested in that session.

In another development, MP Al-Humaidi Al-Subai’e has forwarded questions to Deputy Prime Minister, State Minister for Cabinet Affairs and Minister of Interior Anas Al-Saleh about the telecommunication towers. Al-Subai’e asked the minister to submit a detailed list of these towers including the subsidiaries of telecommunication companies in charge of each tower, date of establishing each tower, licensed towers and unlicensed ones. He asked if the Ministry of Interior collected any fees from the companies. If yes, he requested for copies of relevant documents. If no, he wants to know the reasons for not collecting fees. He also requested the minister to provide him with the names of companies which own the unlicensed towers and the legal procedures taken against them

By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff

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