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MPs approve capital expenditures – Nod to amend Companies Law

KUWAIT CITY, April 12: The Parliament unanimously approved the proposal to amend Companies Law No. 1/2016 in its first and second readings on Wednesday. A total of 45 members voted in favor of the bill in the first reading while 48 voted in favor in the second reading. The explanatory …

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Perhaps suspending it is better for everyone

THERE is a question that has been asked many times in various local circles – What is the point of having a strong Parliament which continues day by day to exceed the cost of Parliamentary positions on financial and economic aspects? Is democracy about accusations and blackmailing? Whenever the Parliament …

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Panel approves lifting of immunities in storming case

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 5: The parliamentary Legislative and Legal Committee has approved the request of the Public Prosecution to lift the immunity of MPs Waleed Al-Tabtabaie, Jamaan Al-Harbash and Mohammad Al- Mutairi in relation to the legislative building storming case. Speaking to reporters after the committee meeting on Sunday, Committee …

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Speaker calls halt after ‘mandoub’ slur – Heated exchange ends session

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 10: Parliament Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim on Tuesday adjourned the regular session due to some MPs’ failure to comply with internal regulations. The Speaker took this step after MPs Jamaan Al- Harbash and Saif Al-Harshani engaged in a heated argument. Al-Harbash described members of the previous Parliament as …

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Needed is a government that can stand up to Parliament

THE outcome of the 2016 National Assembly election was unusual; considering the huge voter turnout and variety of winners, especially the youth, making this election akin to a referendum. This ‘referendum’ was on national alternatives over factional and personal interests that coated previous Parliaments which caused several problems and Kuwait …

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Al-Hashem critical of previous Parliament

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 4: The performance of dissolved Parliament was not on par with the ambitions and expectations of Kuwaiti people, said former MP Safa Al-Hashem who is contesting the National Assembly polls from the Third Election Constituency. For example, she said the State’s financial resources were not disbursed through …

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Amiri decree dissolves Parliament – Poll within 60 days

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 16: The Cabinet finalized a decree on the dissolution of the National Assembly in an emergency meeting at Bayan Palace on Sunday. HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah then submitted the decree to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah who …

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Kuwait ruler dissolves parliament – official news agency

KUWAIT, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Kuwait’s emir ordered the dissolution of parliament on Sunday, saying regional developments and “security challenges” meant the national assembly should choose fresh representatives. The order was contained in a decree by Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah published by the Gulf Arab state’s official KUNA state news …

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DOORS CLOSED FOR HEARING OF STATE’S FINANCIAL STATUS – Legislators vote to stiffen election law

KUWAIT CITY, June 22: The Parliament approved, in its special session on Wednesday, three bills on amending National Assembly Election Law No. 35/1962. The proposals include adding a paragraph to Article Two to read as follows: “A citizen convicted of offending God, the Prophets (Peace Be Upon Them) or the …

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Amir opens new Assembly building – Nod to naturalization

KUWAIT CITY, May 24: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah patronized and attended on Tuesday the opening ceremony of the new Sabah Al-Ahmad building at the National Assembly. His Highness the Amir was received upon arrival by National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim and members of Parliament Office …

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