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MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 16/06/2014
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(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Parliament Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim has tasked the State Audit Bureau with accepting from the public any documented evidence related to illegal financial transactions made to the judiciary for review over one month's duration.

The decision, which was recently approved by the parliament, came in order to address claims, which included documents that implicate certain members of the judiciary in accepting bribes, made by an ex-lawmaker at a gathering of nationals at Al-Erada Square last Tuesday.

The State Audit Bureau will begin an investigation into any documented incriminating evidence that back these claims, according to article 25 of its law, with the right to resort to the expertise of an international financial firm, said the National Assembly speaker.

The result of the review will thus be presented in a detailed report - which will be published across the local press - to the government and the parliament.

Those found to have allegedly carried out the offenses will then face the appropriate legal charges, the application of which will be the task of the general prosecutor's office.

Al-Ghanim said he had informed His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah of the decision, which noted to law decree number 24/2012, which identifies the role of the Public Anti-Corruption Authority.

This role is to maintain a comprehensive national strategy for integrity, transparency, the fight against corruption, the formation of mechanisms, plans and programmes that put these efforts into action and reviewing any complaints or information related to corruption - and in the event of these claims being found representing an offence, to report them to relevant authorities, he added.

The penalty for crimes of corruption, under article 44 of the law, require a prison sentence of no more than one year or a fine of between KD 500 and KD 3,000.

He also reiterated an earlier statement he had made a few days ago that the parliament "would not stand by idle amid the current state of affairs", that it would resort to the application of the constitution and state laws to resolve the situation and that it would stand against those who intend to undermine the state's institutions.

 


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)




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