KUWAIT CITY, Dec 10: The Parliament will vote on the proposed amendments to the Anti-Corruption Authority Law in the first and second readings on Tuesday even if the government fails to meet the deadline for submitting its recommendations, says MP Ahmed Al-Qudaibi. In a press statement, Al-Qudaibi clarified the government has been given a chance to present its recommendations regarding the proposal until Sunday. He disclosed the Parliament’s proposed amendments include putting the authority under the control of the National Assembly. He asserted the Parliament will not accept any sign of weakness in the fight against corruption, so it intends to vote on the proposal whether or not the government submits its recommendations on Sunday.
Meanwhile, MP Mohammad Tana Al- Enazi wondered why FIFA asked Kuwait’s sports clubs not to participate in the opening of Jaber Stadium allegedly due to the suspension of Kuwait from participating in international sports events. He said he was surprised when he heard about FIFA’s action considering the opening ceremony is under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. He asserted, “This only shows someone is trying to work against Kuwait, so the government must immediately take action rather than remaining silent over the issue.
Today, everyone knows who controls the sports sector and these people seem keen on wreaking havoc in this field.” In another development, MP Abdul Hameed Dashti presented questions to Minister of Education and Higher Education Bader Al-Essa regarding the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR). He said he needs answers to these queries in order to guarantee transparency and to protect the rights of KISR and its staff. He demanded for a copy of KISR’s organizational structure approved by the Civil Service Commission on June 24, 2012; copy of the proof on the approved jobs forwarded to the Board of Trustees; names and nationalities of the managers of Operations and Research departments; copies of their contracts; names of advisers of the KISR director; members of the Promotions, Scholarships and Projects Evaluation committees; managers of foreign programs; their qualifications and years of service in the institute.
By Abubakar A. Ibrahim Arab Times Staff