KUWAIT CITY, April 12: MP Ahmed Mutei Al-Azmi urged His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid to stand on the grilling podium in order to defend himself and reply to the grilling motions filed against him. Al-Azmi reminded HH the Prime Minister about his promise to refrain from postponing the grilling motions, requesting discussion of the motions in a closed door session and referring the motions to the Constitutional Court or the parliamentary Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee. He also affirmed support for the grilling motions against HH the Prime Minister, as well as the motions which will be filed against any minister.
He called on his colleagues to listen carefully to his presentation on the grilling of Health Minister Dr Basel Al-Sabah, asserting that he is sure his colleagues will find out the minister is a loser once they hear the latter’s response. On the other hand, MP Thamer Al-Suwait said Kuwait witnessed three coup attempts targeting the Constitution in 1976, 1986 and on March 30, 2021. He pointed out the latest coup was committed by the new plotters led by National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim and HH the Prime Minister with the same objectives as the previous coup attempts – deliberate disruption of the work of the executive authority and depriving the executive authority of a chance to progress. He quoted the late Kuwaiti constitutional expert Dr Othman Abdulmalik Al-Saleh as saying that the Constitution must be enforced in its entirety; otherwise, it does not serve its purpose.
He argued HH the Prime Minister was wrong when he described himself as someone who is not after senior positions, considering the premier remained in his office although 38 MPs signed a no confidence motion against him and 31 MPs announced later that they do not want him to continue in his post. He wondered about HH the Prime Minister’s justification for postponing the grilling motions for almost one and a half year as the latter asserted that he is careful about the citizens’ time. He argued that if HH the Prime Minister is really careful about the citizens’ time, he should not have suspended the work of the executive and legislative authorities for three months. He added the premier is the last one in Kuwait to talk about the value of time.
He also addressed Al-Ghanim: “If you do not adhere to the Constitution and law, we will not submit to your hammer.” In another development, MP Ali Al-Qattan submitted a proposal to develop the local tourism sector; such that it becomes a major source of income. He explained the proposal is aimed at obligating the ministries and other public institutions to contribute to laying down a strategy to put Kuwait on the regional and international touristic map. He made clear that such a strategy must include the improvement of the hotel Industry and activating the Kuwaiti role in hosting sports activities, exposés and conferences. He called for improvement of transportation, communication, traditional handcrafts and wholesale trading as part of the tourism sector’s development.
By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff