Political stagnation hit

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KUWAIT CITY, March 4: MP Saleh Ashour has criticized the political paralysis that the country is currently experiencing. He pointed out that the resignation of the government does not give the latter the right to disrupt parliamentary work and harm the citizens’ interests. “Three months ago, Minister of Finance Abdulwahab Al-Rashead promised to increase the retirees’ pension and provide the strategic alternative.

However, the National Assembly has not received anything from the government to address such issues; although it submitted other bills after the resignation,” he revealed. He also highlighted the deplorable conditions of roads that have worsened. He inquired about the factors, which could be preventing the Ministry of Public Works from maintaining the roads to protect lives and properties. He said the citizens are suffering the negative consequences of increasing prices, as almost one third of a family’s income is allotted for house rent.

He stressed it is unacceptable to drag citizens into political disputes and sacrifice their interests. He added the government must fulfill its promise to serve in the interest of citizens. He called on all concerned parties to cooperate in addressing the citizens’ demands.

Meanwhile, MP Mubarak Al-Tasha asked Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Oil Bader Al-Mullah to provide him with the list of the most recent job applicants at Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation (KNPC) including their academic qualifications, list of successful applicants including their scores in the written exams and personal interviews, committee tasked to conduct exams and interviews, names of committee members, their qualifications, experience and positions. He asked if the minister noticed that a large number of applicants failed the exams even of they graduated from good or reputable universities, if the ministry conducted a research to determine the reasons and present recommendations to address the issue, if there is a guide or model to specify the examination criteria, copy of the criteria, institution tasked to lay down the guide or model, if it is true that the exam questions were leaked, and if the examination system did not accept the answers of some applicants although they are correct. By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff

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