Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Kuwait- MPs to submit grilling on PM 'donation'  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab Times - 14/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab Times) MPs Riyadh Al-Adsani, Abdulkareem Al-Kandari and Hussain Al-Queaan have announced their intention to submit an interpellation request against HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al- Mubarak based on the statement made by MP Abdullah Al-Tamimi in a recent television interview that he received money from the premier.



Al-Tamimi has been quoted as saying the money was a donation to support Shiite social services and it was given to him as he had been tasked to oversee the distribution. According to Al-Adsani, this is not the first incident because it already happened before. The interpellation point has prompted Al-Queaan to join his two colleagues in submitting the request. He considers the action of the prime minister as negligent and hypocritical, so he decided to meet with Al-Adsani and Al-Kandari to discuss the interpellation. He said they will submit the interpellation request by the beginning of next week. Upon learning about the plan of his colleagues to submit an interpellation request against the premier, MP Faisal Al-Kandari urged all MPs contemplating on taking a similar step to keep calm and conduct a thorough investigation first rather than jumping straight into the interpellation wagon. While advising the other MPs to focus on the development of the country instead of nitpicking on issues, Al- Kandari affirmed any MP has the right to submit an interpellation request and this right must be respected. Furthermore, MP Faisal Al-Duweisaan expressed disappointment over the grilling point, indicating any donation for social services is welcomed but there is no need for a middle man. He argued Al- Tamimi disclosed the matter with good intentions, yet some MPs have misinterpreted the gesture and they intend to make something out of nothing. He warned this will only instigate tension between the two authorities.



On the other hand, MP Khaleel Abdullah said Al-Tamimi's admission that he received money directly from the premier was a good step. He also stressed the importance of not mixing religion with politics as such a move may raise suspicions. He thinks the submission of a grilling motion is a step in the right direction as the issue at hand is very suspicious and necessitates clarification which can be achieved only through interpellation.



Commenting on the issue, Al-Tamimi clarified that he did not personally receive the money, because his role was limited to supervising donations to assure they reach the rightful recipients. He added the money did not come from the premier only, since there were other donors like sheikhs and traders keen on giving back to society.



Meanwhile, the National Assembly Office is looking into the possibility of including MP Safa Al-Hashem's request to refer parliamentary queries rejected by the government on grounds of unconstitutionality to the constitutional experts, in the agenda for this week's legislative session. She pointed out the significance of her request, because the ministers usually use unconstitutionality as an excuse not to respond to the queries of lawmakers. Moreover, the MP previously disclosed her plan to submit an interpellation request against Minister of Justice and Islamic Affairs Dr Naif Al-Ajmi despite the government's renewal of confidence on the minister and rejection of his resignation. She affirmed the interpellation has three points and the number may increase if any relevant issue surfaces prior to submission

 


Arab Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Jan 29 2015 - HH the Emir Receives Phone Call from Ban Ki-moonQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Thursday received a phone call from the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, during which he thanked HH the Emir on the ...

 Jan 29 2015 - Consumer spends on pharma products to increase to Dh5.03b by 2020Khaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Dubai € Consumer expenditure on pharmaceutical products, medical appliances and equipment in the UAE has experienced a strong increase and is forecast to be valued around ...

 Jan 29 2015 - UAE- Time to put cyber security on top priorityKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Kaspersky lab solutions block millions of attacks across the globe, which clearly indicates that cyber criminals are smart, but not smarter than security providers.This was ...

 Jan 29 2015 - Indian business council honours Emirati businessmenKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Dubai - The Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC) hosted a reception on the occasion of the 66th Republic Day of India at the Oberoi Hotel, Business Bay, on Sunday. ...

 Jan 29 2015 - UAE, Canada discuss ways to boost tradeKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Abu Dhabi - Abdullah Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade, received a Canadian delegation led by Martin Zablocki, CEO of the Canadian ...

 Jan 29 2015 - Emirates NBD facilitates Stanbic in $85 million loan facilityKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait and Standard Chartered Bank joined the transaction as mandated lead arrangers while Al Khalij Commercial Bank and The Commercial Bank of Qatar ...

 Jan 29 2015 - NBAD profit jumps 28% in 2014Khaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Abu Dhabi - A strong growth in incomes from interest and non-interest based revenues bolstered the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) profits to Dh1.372 billion in the quarter ...

 Jan 29 2015 - UAE pharma spend to hit Dh5 billion by 2020Khaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) It is also forecasted to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 9.78 per cent from 2014 to 2020 as, by then, the value of consumer expenditure on ...

 Jan 29 2015 - Parents happy with children's educationKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Abu Dhabi: A survey by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) has revealed that parents across the emirate are satisfied with their children's schools. The education ...

 Jan 29 2015 - Customers continue winning at Malabar Gold 1amp Diamonds FestivalArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Customers continue to win at Malabar Gold & Diamonds' ongoing gold and diamond festival.The jewelry retailer's 4th edition of Malabar Gold & Diamonds Festival in the GCC ...

more...


 






Google

Electronic & Mobile Payment

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help