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KUWAIT CITY, April 24: Former MP Adel Al-Damkhi criticized the call of some citizens, including prominent personalities, to prevent those holding Kuwaiti nationality according to Article Two of Nationality Law No. 15/1959 from voting or running for parliamentary elections. He pointed out that Law No. 44/1994 stipulates equal political rights for all citizens, indicating the National Assembly members then unanimously approved this law in the presence of the founding fathers of the Constitution and members of the Sabah Family. He asserted the above mentioned call is aimed at instigating chaos to push for the collapse of the State.
On the other hand, constitutional expert Professor Muhammad Al-Muqatei insists that Law No. 44/1994 is a violation of Articles 27, 82, 125 and 180 of the Constitution. He said Law No. 5/1959 distinguishes between the holders of Kuwaiti citizenship according to Article One of the law – the founders, and those holding citizenship according to articles two and three. He argued no law should contravene the Constitution, claiming those who are against him are keen on distorting his opinion.
In another development, former MP Osama Al-Shaheen said: “If citizens are obligated to to repair the roads, it means the successive governments are out of service”. He pointed out the State spent about KD2 billion on roads in the last 10 years, but nothing has changed so far.” He added the parliaments changed, but the failure of the government remains the same. He concluded it is ridiculous and nonsensical to say that democracy is the reason behind such failure. By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff