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Tag Archives: corruption

Parliamentary procedures source of corruption, destruction

PERHAPS, our members of Parliament are not convinced after 56 years of parliamentary work that their task entails legislation and oversight, and not governance, which is under the jurisdiction of HH the Amir of Kuwait assisted by the executive authority (Cabinet). The MPs have no right to transgress the authority …

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Corrupt electorate and MP

WHEN honorable MP Riyah Al-Adsani raised the bribery issue, a lot of events came to mind. The list of names according to the efforts of Al-Adsani consisted of the 2009 Parliament members. I will not question his efforts as this is under the jurisdiction of judicial authorities but I will …

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Government denies MP ‘cash for votes’ – Sharia issue raised

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 15: The Parliament allocated one hour of its session on Wednesday to discuss the multimillion deposit issue, leading to the approval of the following recommendations: ■ Amend the Anti-Corruption Law, particularly the stipulation on conflict of interest within one month. ■ Strengthen integrity and value of the …

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Tearful aspects of Kuwait corruption

WITH Kuwait reaching the bottom of the corruption list in the Gulf region and falling by 20 points in the global corruption index, I believe we, especially the decision makers, should feel a bit ashamed. However, we are daily witnessing the contrary in the newspapers, as our officials in government …

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Govt, Assembly must find ways to root out corruption – Kuwait slips eight points on graft index

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2: “The worst kind of danger prevalent in the country is that corruption has become a matter of prestige to such an extent that some people even brag about it”, reports Al-Rai daily quoting the General Coordinator of Kuwait Progressive Movement (KPM) Anwar Al-Fikri. During a seminar …

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Kuwait 75 of 176 in transparency

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25, (Agencies): Kuwait ranked 75th out of 176 countries in the 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index released Wednesday by Transparency International. The global graft watchdog ranks countries every year, assigning points ranging from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean) on perceived public sector corruption. In 2016, Kuwait …

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Combining public, private jobs will open doors for corruption: official

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 15: Chairman of the Union of Kuwait Engineering Offices and Consultancy Firms Engineer Bader Al-Salman has warned of the dangers of parliamentary calls to allow citizens working in public sector to be licensed to carry on private activities and other projects, reports Al-Seyassah daily. He added the …

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PM issues directive to refer all files of corruption to PAAC: Min – ‘MoSAL mismanaged affairs of Kuwaiti women married to foreigners’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 12: Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudan disclosed his determination to ease procedures for issuing licenses to improve the work environment, reports Al-Rai daily. He disclosed that HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah has issued a directive to refer all files of corruption to …

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When the ‘corrupt’ become shameless

COMBATING corruption is a trademark in election campaigns as candidates have been reiterating it for the past 30 years. But once they get elected, they start manipulating public funds and openly violate laws. One might exert pressure or even oblige ministers to employ his aides in positions for which they …

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Govt & Assembly blamed for wastage of funds, corruption – ‘Medical tourism’ causing massive loss to exchequer: MP

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 12: The executive and legislative authorities must be held responsible for the wastage of public funds and corruption in the overseas treatment sector, MP Rakan Al-Nisf said Wednesday. The lawmaker was commenting on news published recently about the alleged disbursement of $745 million for overseas treatment without …

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