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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 6: A total of 38 MPs have so far expressed disappointment over the formation of the new government.
MP Ammar Al-Ajmi said he is not ready to cooperate with the new government, because some of its members lost the people’s trust and they do not respect the Constitution.
MP Muhammad Barrak Al- Mutair pointed out there is still time to rectify the mistake. He said the people elected competent lawmakers, but it seems the government is not a match as it consists of ministers who have been proven to be enemies of the people. He concluded that the history of ministers was not evaluated carefully prior to their appointment.
MP Abdulwahab Aref Al-Essa urged His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to quickly reform the government in order to meet public demand. He warned that the new government can be a potential source of crisis, unless the mistake is rectified.
MP Abdullah Jassem Al- Mudaf wondered how the new government can meet the citizens’ demands, considering the old path remains and there is no sign of change. He asked His Highness the Prime Minister to protect public support, since it is the main source of power and the capabilities to achieve goals.
MP Shuaib Ali Shaaban asserted it is unacceptable to have ministers who failed to combat corruption and contributed to the violation of the Constitution. He went on to say that the people of Kuwait expressed their wishes in the recently concluded election, so His Highness the Prime Minister should have considered the election results and appointed competent and impartial ministers.
MP Hamad Al-Alian said Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Muhammad was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs although he was subjected to grilling and could hardly survive the no-confidence motion against him. He added Sheikh Ahmad Nasser condoned violation of the Constitution when he supported the request of HH the former Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid to postpone deliberations on grilling motions against him for almost one year and a half. He warned this might the beginning of a new crisis since the citizens’ demands were ignored.
MP Abdulkareem Al-Kandari addressed His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Al-Nawaf, stating that some parties will interpret such response to the citizens’ demands as a sign of weakness. He argued that real power comes from taking into consideration the people and responding to their demands.
MP Mehalhal Al-Mudaf stressed Kuwait has no more time to waste. Addressing the premier, he asserted: “Appointing ministers as a compliment is not an indication of a decisive statesman. If you are incapable of correcting the mistake and you insist on pushing the legislature towards dispute with the government, the least you can do is to resign.” By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff