Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Kuwait- No confidence motion possible on donation grill  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab Times - 15/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab Times) A no-confidence motion will be submitted against HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak if he fails to disprove the allegation that he gave money to MP Abdullah Al-Tamimi, says MP Abdulkareem Al-Kandari. Al-Kandari made the statement in a press conference that he and MP Riyadh Al- Adsani held Monday after being criticized by their colleagues when they announced their intention to grill the premier on the allegation.



They vehemently denied speculation that the interpellation is a sectarian maneuver. According to Al-Kandari, there have been attempts to 'bury' the scandal, but the interpellation will take its course. He said Al- Tamimi has denied receiving money from the premier; claiming his disclosure in a previous television interview was a mistake as he worded his statement incorrectly.



He added Al-Tamimi's statement is pointless, considering the prime minister himself is silent over the matter and other MPs have defended him. He cited the leakage of similar information during the time of the 2009 Assembly, and back then, there were attempts to cover up any information published in local newspapers to protect the premier's seat. Al-Kandari stated that describing the interpellation as sectarian is another attempt very familiar to the people; indicating the sectarianism issue was not brought up until the interpellation was disclosed and opinions were expressed. "MP Khaleel Abdullah's previous comment that "the interpellation is a step in the right direction" proves the interpellation is not aimed at instigating sectarian conflicts," he added.



He believes the money given to Al- Tamimi is a bribe. He argued even if the intention is to use the money to build a school or a mosque, the fact that he was bribed remains. "We will not sit idle when this kind of activity is becoming prevalent, while the country continues to deteriorate. Attempts to cover up the scandal will go on, but it will not stop us from pushing ahead with the interpellation," he added. He affirmed the interpellation will include the general policy of the government, especially since Kuwait lags behind in the development race among the Gulf countries. He lamented Kuwait was once in front of the line in terms of development, pulling other Gulf countries forward. He said they will also focus on the premier's alleged donation to support social services for the Shiites.



Meanwhile, Al-Adsani asked Al- Tamimi to present proof that he did not personally receive money from the prime minister, considering he also mentioned other MPs had received money for the same reason. He thinks the government is using charity and donation as an excuse to give money to some MPs. He said this incident is no longer new to him, because the 2009 Assembly also had similar suspicious activities



Investigat

MP Yaqoub Al-Sane had earlier unveiled his plan to request for the formation of a committee to investigate the issue in order to uncover the truth without resorting to interpellation. However, since Al-Adsani and Al-Kandari seem adamant in submitting the grilling request, whether an investigative committee is formed or not, he conceded an interpellation is better than a committee as it takes weeks or months to get to the bottom of an issue. MP Safa Al-Hashem supports the interpellation because corruption has reached a point where MPs are disclosing they have received money from the premier. She stressed this is not just an unacceptable behavior, but also a violation of Article 50 of the Constitution which stipulates absolute separation of powers. Addressing the premier, Al-Hashem stated, "There will be no raising of the 'agal' (head gear) this time", referring to his last interpellation when he raised his 'agal' as a gesture of accomplishment. On the other hand, MP Faisal Al- Duwaisan claimed there are parties outside the Parliament keen on creating sectarian tension and disorder. He said the MPs have every right to form a committee and submit an interpellation, but the final decision will still be based on the collective input of the Assembly

 


Arab Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Jun 30 2015 - Jordan- Crown Prince visits army headquartersJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) HRH Crown Prince Al-Hussein bin Abdullah II, the Regent, on Monday, visited the General Command of the Jordan Armed Forces € Arab Army, where he was welcomed by the ...

 Jun 30 2015 - Jordan refuses Syrian accusations of intervening in its crisisJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Jordan, on Monday, rejected accusations leveled by some Syrian officials of the Kingdom interfering in the crisis in their country going on for more than four ...

 Jun 30 2015 - PRO TECHnology signs exclusive partnership with U.S InformaticaJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Jordan's PRO TECHnology has recently signed an exclusive partnership agreement with U.S. Informatica Company, the world's number one independent provider of data ...

 Jun 30 2015 - Jordan signs pact to create Asian bank for investmentJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Imad Fakhoury, Monday signed an agreement to establish the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Beijing as ...

 Jun 30 2015 - Jordan- Liberian vessel catches fire off Aqaba coastJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) A Liberian ship, on Monday evening, caught fire in international waters off the Aqaba coast, authorities said. Acting-director of the Aqaba Ports Corporation, Mansour ...

 Jun 30 2015 - Egypt top prosecutor killed in Cairo attackJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Egypt's public prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, has been killed, Monday, in a bomb attack on his car in Cairo, officials say.Barakat died of his wounds in hospital after the ...

 Jun 30 2015 - Jordan- Fair weather conditions prevail todayJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Fair weather will continue today in hilly areas but it will be relatively hot in the Jordan Valley and Aqaba with north westerly moderate winds, according to the Jordan ...

 Jun 30 2015 - Jordan condemns assassination of Egypt's top prosecutor generalJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Jordan condemned a car bomb attack in Cairo on Monday that killed Egypt's top public prosecutor, Hisham Barakat.State Minister for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani told ...

 Jun 30 2015 - Palestinian hit by rubber bullet in NablusJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) A 19-year-old Palestinian was hit in the foot by a rubber bullet during confrontations with Israeli occupation forces in Tal village near the West Bank city of ...

 Jun 30 2015 - UAE- Limitless nears $564m debt dealThe Arabian Post
(MENAFN - The Arabian Post) Dubai real estate developer Limitless has taken a step closer to securing a second restructuring on debt outstanding from Dubai's property crash six years ago.It said on ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

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