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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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Stop your nonsense

WHEN they were part of the National Assembly they pretended to be the supporters of freedoms, development, reforms and protectors of the rights of the people. But once they lost their green seats following the nullification of the Parliament, they looked upon it as an unworthy authority. They even accused …

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