(MENAFN - Arab Times) Most laws in the country have been modified in line with the Islamic Sharia, except the Commercial Law and Penal Code, reports Al-Rai daily quoting MP Ammar Al-Ajmi.
In a recent press statement, Al-Ajmi pointed out the multimillion deposit scam and questionable money transfers will not lead to a new crisis because the concerned institutions, such as the State Audit Bureau, have vowed to fulfill their duties, while the lawmakers intend to submit a request to hold a special session to discuss both cases.
Asserting the lawmakers who are not part of the majority bloc play a crucial role in the Parliament, Al-Ajmi said the bloc is open to the suggestions of the minority provided they are in the interest of the homeland.
On regional issues, Al-Ajmi affirmed his support for the initiative of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques on the recognition of the Gulf Confederation Union, hoping for its immediate approval in accordance with the vision of the GCC leaders.
Meanwhile, Al-Watan Arabic daily has reported that MP Nabil Al-Fadheli has outrightly rejected the idea of depicting Kuwait as a male-dominated society, indicating the number of Kuwaiti men is less than that of the women, and most of the government workers are female.
Commenting on speculations that female candidates failed in the last elections due to widespread rumors on their involvement in the multimillion deposit scandal, Al-Fadheli argued the case jeopardized the re-election bids of the former male MPs more than that of their female counterparts. He added the judiciary has yet to decide on the case; hence, there is no point in using it as an excuse for the female candidates' failure to enter the legislature. He attributed this failure to the religious trend that does not support women in parliamentary elections. He pointed out the female candidates obtained support only from the Liberal Group, which was unable to help any of them win a legislative seat.
Al-Fadheli also called for criminalizing the act of forming alliances for electoral purposes, similar to the law that prohibits primaries, to limit election irregularities.
Furthermore, Al-Seyassah daily has quoted Bloc 11/11 Chairman Motlaq Al-Abesan as saying that five MPs, who submitted a draft bill on the national initiative for political reform a few days ago, have stolen the idea from the bloc. He claimed the MPs presented the proposal under another name but the stipulations are similar to that of the other group.
Al-Abesan admitted the bloc initially applauded the five lawmakers for submitting the proposal but they were surprised after finding out similarities with the bill they presented a year ago. He asked the five lawmakers to clarify the issue and acknowledge that the bloc is the original proponent of the bill.