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ASSEMBLY OPENS SECOND LEGISLATIVE TERM TODAY

Pensions, petrol, nationality top agenda – MP raps rise in gasoline prices KUWAIT CITY, Oct 23: The second legislative term of the National Assembly will open tomorrow, with draft laws on pensions, petrol prices and nationality being on top of the agenda. Other draft legislations, suggested by lawmakers, deal with good …

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Assembly ready for ‘cooperation’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 10: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al- Ghanim has affirmed the legislature’s readiness to cooperate with the government in putting the shortcomings and imbalances in governance on top of the list of national priorities. Al-Ghanim made the statement at the inauguration of the 2017 conference on governance, …

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Speaker rebuts accusations tied to ‘special payments’ – ‘Common practice since 1992’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 2: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim rejected accusations hurled at MPs in relation to the Extraordinary Pension Law that has been in effect since the 1992 Assembly. In a press conference Monday, Al-Ghanim disclosed he has never verified if this pension is constitutional or not. He was …

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MP plans to question Al-Sabeeh on collision between aircraft and balloon

Readiness for academic year nothing but media frenzy KUWAIT CITY, Sept 12: MP Jaman Al-Harbash has unveiled his plan to forward questions to Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh about the collision between a civil aircraft and air balloon at the Air …

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Some parliamentary panels plan to finish their work during recess

MP queries on referral of firms to Capital Markets Prosecution KUWAIT CITY, July 5: Some parliamentary committees, such as the Legislation and Public Funds Protection, intend to complete their work during the parliamentary recess while the other committees’ work will be limited due to difficulty of reaching quorum, says MP …

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Closing session for parliamentary recess will be held today: Speaker

Wednesday’s session adjourned due to lack of quorum KUWAIT CITY, June 7: Parliament Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim said the closing session for the parliamentary recess will be held on Thursday (June 8), confirming that the decree in this regard was signed Wednesday. In a press statement, Al- Ghanim disclosed there will …

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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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