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MOI : Detained Bangladeshi MP is not a Kuwaiti citizen

KUWAIT CITY, Jul 9: The Ministry of Interior stated in its tweet that the Bangladeshi member of parliament who has been detained in Kuwait on charges of human trafficking for selling visas, money laundering and bribing officials is not a Kuwaiti citizen.

The ministry confirmed in a press statement that what was circulated about the accused obtaining Kuwaiti citizenship is incorrect, calling on all media and social media to be accurate in what they publish. Ministry also stated that the doors are open around the clock to respond to any inquiries related to security

The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh said “It is an important issue that has manifestations of corruption and is now under the authority of the Public Prosecution.”

Earlier the question was raised in Bangladesh Parliament by Harunur Rashid, the opposition MP from the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) where the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina had replied the Laxmipur-2 constituency will be announced vacant, if Mohammad Shahid Islam Papul alias Kazi Papul is found to have citizenship of Kuwait.

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