Public Prosecution orders jail time for vote-buying accused

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KUWAIT CITY, April 8: The Public Prosecution ordered the imprisonment of a citizen accused of buying votes of two female nationals for a candidate in the Fifth Constituency in the latest parliamentary elections. The suspect has also been charged with possession of drugs. The Public Prosecution said on its X account on Sunday that the suspect had been interrogated and confessed to the possession of the materials that had been found with him. It declared on Sunday the start of interrogating two citizens on charges of vote buying and that one of the accused had carried mobile phones, a computer and lists and phone numbers of voters. Meanwhile, the oldest MP-elect, Saleh Ashour, has disclosed that he is studying the possibility of public voting for the National Assembly speaker post.

On the other hand, constitutional expert Professor Mohammad Al-Fili stressed that the Assembly speaker must be elected through secret ballot as per the National Assembly Law. He added no one should violate the law In the meantime, MP-elect Abdulhadi Al-Ajmi urged HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah to carefully choose the members of his government. He pointed out that any minister accused of money laundering or financial corruption, especially those whose cases have been withheld, must not be part of the government. MP-elect Fahd Falah Bin Jame’e said the current finance minister should not be reappointed, because he blocked the ratification of bills aimed at improving the citizens’ standard of living.

He revealed the minister asked for more time to conduct studies on popular bills, ignoring all the existing studies in this regard. He criticized HH the Prime Minister for denying that his government came to dissolve the Assembly. He said the premier must support the citizens’ demands, if he is keen on cooperating with the Assembly. He also confirmed his intention to run for the Assembly speaker election. MP-elect Abdulkareem Al- Kandari commented about the decree on appointing five members of Al-Sabah Family as governors. He inquired if the priority of the government is the appointment of royal family members to senior positions. He said the recruitment regulations and relevant laws must be applied on them as well, pointing out that ordinary citizens work hard for many years before being appointed to a senior position.

By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh
Al-Seyassah/Arab Times Staff and Agencies

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