Tag Archives: corruption

Assembly oversight key – MP issues queries

KUWAIT CITY, March 17: MP Riyad Al-Adasani has stressed the importance of the supervisory role of the National Assembly in achieving political stability and ensuring a bright future for the nation. He said the supervisory role of the Assembly covers parliamentary questions, commissions of inquiry, grilling requests and tasks of …

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Invitation for corruption – Gifts, parties stepping stones

The government publicly acknowledged in writing that there was no comprehensive anti-corruption strategy. Despite the fact that this recognition is a tragedy, it favored the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Subaih, by recognizing that the default is better than remaining silent, as the government has been for years. …

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MP seeks ‘probe’ on alleged violations at missions abroad

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 28: MP Omar Al-Tabtabaei has called on Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid to investigate suspicions hovering around some Kuwaiti missions abroad. He disclosed there is suspicion of exploiting positions in missions of the Foreign Affairs Ministry on the domestic workers issue, warning …

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MPs query minister on plan to curb corruption

‘Professors accused of plagiarism promoted’ KUWAIT CITY, Jan 17: MPs Khalid Al-Shatti and Majed Al-Mutairi raised questions against the Minister of Education and Higher Education concerning suspicious researches and promotion of professors who were accused of plagiarism, reports Al-Qabas daily. MP Al-Shatti said several professors, teaching staff and researchers in …

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Cabinet orders separate probes into already awarded contracts

FM apprises Council of meetings with foreign counterparts KUWAIT CITY, Jan 15, (KUNA): The Kuwaiti Cabinet has ordered separate investigations into already awarded public tenders. The order, which was done during a customary Cabinet meeting presided over by His Highness Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al- Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, came following …

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Kuwait probes helicopter deal

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20, (AFP): Kuwait has ordered an investigation into a $1.1 billion deal to buy 30 military helicopters from France, a minister said on Wednesday, after reports of alleged kickbacks. The oil-rich emirate agreed to buy the Airbus Caracal helicopters for one billion euros ($1.1 billion) in August …

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‘Violating top Ministry of Education officials deserve no probe’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 14: No financial or administrative violation committed by senior officials in the ministry deserve investigation, says Undersecretary at the Ministry of Education Dr Haitham Al-Athari, reports Al-Rai daily. He added the decision of Civil Service Commission (CSC) to refer senior ministry officials to the Public Prosecution does …

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Muhammad bin Salman sides with his people against corruption

WHEN Lee Kuan Yew became Singapore’s first Prime Minister after the independence in 1959, his first statement was, “I have been deeply thinking about being one of the corrupt individuals and let the situation remain as it is in terms of corruption, crimes, bribes, backwardness and poverty; or I should …

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Panel postpones vote on final report on irregularities in MoH

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9: The inquiry commission which was formed by the Health Committee of the National Assembly to look into the irregularities of the Ministry of Health has postponed the vote on the final report which was scheduled for next Monday citing constitutional reasons, reports Al-Rai daily. The committee …

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CORRUPTION LAW CHALLENGE FAILS – Do your job, say MPs

Anti-Corruption Public Authority hailed KUWAIT CITY, Nov 8: MP Riyadh Al-Adsani congratulated the Board of Trustees and staff of the Anti-Corruption Public Authority after the Constitutional Court rejected a petition challenging the constitutionality of law number 2/2016 on establishing the authority and provisions about financial disclosure. Al-Adsani wished the chairman …

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