KUWAIT CITY, April 6: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim said he will not slip into the swamp of offending others, which is part of the systematic campaigns conducted by some parties, asserting he will always follow the right path and that several facts will be revealed soon.
In a press statement, Al- Ghanim pointed out the political field recently witnessed financed campaigns, including unprecedented groundless claims and lies against him, the MPs and senior officials. He disclosed that they claimed he prevented journalists from entering the Assembly building and they circulated photoshopped footages and pictures on social media which are totally wrong.
He thanked the Kuwaiti people – his supporters or those against him – who rejected the unprecedented offending of others and low level of dialogue among some politicians who used decadent language. He expressed gratitude as well to all those who communicated with him through short messages or their published articles; stressing that the abovementioned campaigns will not affect him and will not force him to change his path. He warned his supporters and the silent majority of the people against reacting to such offensive campaigns in a similar manner as this act contravenes Islam, as well as the Kuwaiti and parliamentary traditions. He added that one part of the upcoming session will be allocated for revealing facts, while the other part will be announced soon.
Meanwhile, MP Yousef Al- Fadala unveiled his plan to resign from the Assembly; emphasizing that he will not change his decision and will divulge his reasons for doing so later. MP Saleh Zeiab Al-Mutairi submitted a proposal to assign the parliamentary Education, Culture and Guidance Affairs Committee to prepare a report on the readiness of the Ministry of Education for the paper examination of grade 12 students; indicating the report should be referred to the Assembly within two weeks. He called for cancellation of the paper exams due to the risk of coronavirus infection. He added that since the students started the online education, they should end the academic year using the same method.
Talking about the oil sector which will conduct interviews to recruit engineers soon, Al- Mutairi hopes for the recruitment of a large number of Kuwaiti engineers; especially since the number of vacancies is higher than the number of applicants. He stressed the need for the oil sector to contribute in solving the unemployment issue since it is a large sector which is supposed to hire graduates from all specializations. On the other hand, MPs Abdullah Al-Mudaf, Muhannad Al- Sayer, Badr Al-Mullah, Hassan Jawhar and Mehalhal Al-Mudaf submitted a bill to amend Law No. 20/2014 regarding online transactions. The bill is aimed at obligating the government to enforce online transactions in all institutions within a period of two years.
By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff