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MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 12/06/2014
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(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Parliament speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim said that the legislative authority would not allow anyone to undermine the pillars of the state, saying that it "would not stand by idle amidst the current state of affairs that have led to anxiety and panic" amongst the public.

In a press briefing following a parliament session on Wednesday, he said that, "the National Assembly discussed thwarting these attempts, as is the case with developed and democratic nations - and in our nation which we will protect." A former lawmaker at an opposition rally last night revealed documents defaming high-placed government officials, government institutions and all three government branches - accusing a number of members of the judiciary of taking bribes.

"Several lawmakers, during the session, had applied to discuss rumours and accusations of fraud and billion-dinar transactions. The parliament has obliged the government to carry out its responsibility on the matter," he said.

Despite the government responding to a parliamentary enquiry on the matter, the parliament chief described the response as "not being enough." He condemned those who had accused the judiciary of accepting bribes across social networking websites, expressing gratitude for those who stood by them.

Remarks taken against the judiciary should be resolved through the appropriate constitutional channels, not through "accusations and slander," he said, adding that lawmakers were attentive on this through the issuance of several recommendations on the matter.


The recommendations oblige the government to transfer the defaming documents in question to the general prosecutor's office in a week's time for necessary investigations to take place followed by holding those found guilty accountable for their actions.

The recommendations also assign both the Audit Bureau and the Anti-Corruption Authority - under Audit Bureau regulations and article 18 of the protection of public funds law - to open the door to the public to provide any documented incriminating evidence that further back the claims in the space of a month.

In the case of receiving such documents, the Audit Bureau will have the right to resort to the experise of an "international financial body" to review the matter and thus issue a detailed report to the parliament, or the public prosecutor - in the event of the parliament being on leave.

Al-Ghanim went on to call on "those in possession of actual evidence and are honest" to come forward and declare these documents to the Audit Bureau, adding that the doors are open to those who "are faithful to their nation." He also reiterated the view that meddling with public funds was "unacceptable", however advising the need for these affairs to be handled through the appropriate channels - the public prosecution, Audit Bureau and National Assembly.

 


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)




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