Forgot your password?



Back to login

Kuwaiti lawmakers begin to grill minister on irregularities
October 31, 2018, 8:47 am
Share/Bookmark

Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Adel Al­Kharafi was questioned by lawmakers on Tuesday, as Kuwait's parliament reconvened for its third regular session of the 15th legislative term.

The grilling of the Kuwaiti minister comes as per a motion filed by legislator Riyadh Al­Adsani last month, chief lawmaker Marzouq Al­Ghanim said in a speech to kick off proceedings on Tuesday. When asked by Al­Ghanim if he was ready for the interpellation, Al­Kharafi answered in the affirmative, saying he was "prepared to be questioned."

Al­Adsani accuses the Kuwaiti minister of seeking parliamentary privilege, in addition to violations related to the state budget. Meanwhile, Al­Ghanim has ordered the grilling of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al­Hamad Al­Sabah "null and void" after lawmakers Mohmmad Al­Mutair and Shuaib Al­Muwaizri had withdrawn the motion to question him.

If a motion to grill an official is rescinded, it will "automatically be removed from parliament's agenda," Kuwait's top lawmaker explained, revealing that he had received a note from the MPs declaring their intention to nix the procedure.

Source: KUNA

Share your views
CAPTCHA
 

"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed."

"Envy comes from wanting something that isn't yours. But grief comes from losing something you've already had."

Photo Gallery