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KUWAIT CITY, Nov 5: Several MPs praised the positive response of Defense Minister Sheikh Abdullah Ali Al-Sabah to their request to postpone the selection of trainees for promotion to rank officers in order to give all applicants a chance to complete the requirements in line with the equal opportunities principle and for the largest possible number of Kuwaiti youths to apply.
These MPs include Khalid Al-Otaibi, Muhammad Hadi Al-Hewaila, Soud Al-Asfour, Hani Shams, Abdullah Fehad, Shuaib Al-Muwaizri and Khalil Al-Saleh. In another development, MPs Adel Al-Damkhi and Khalil Al-Saleh criticized the decision to accept only 60 new Kuwaiti public prosecutors. They called for increasing this number to meet the demands on one hand, and contribute to the implementation of the government’s Kuwaitization policy on the other hand. Al-Damkhi stressed the need to Kuwaitize the judicial authority and this step should start with increasing the number of public prosecutors. He said it is unacceptable that many excellent graduates remained on the job waiting list for some years only to be rejected.
Meanwhile, the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee will meet on Sunday to lay down its plan for the coming period and discuss some bills. The committee’s agenda for the meeting include the request to lift the parliamentary immunity of MP Hamed Al- Bazzali who is involved in Case No. 2010/2022 filed at Kuwait City Public Prosecution. Since the National Assembly has approved the bill on amending Articles 98 and 97 of the law on its establishment; such that bills will be referred directly to the concerned committees instead of referring them first to the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee, the latter must review its priorities and lay down its new plan. Also, the Health Affairs Committee will meet on Sunday to determine its priorities and discuss some issues. By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff