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Two Kuwaiti MPs resign from parliament in protest of decision to cancel corruption inquiry

May 4, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Two Kuwaiti members of parliament resigned in protest on Wednesday after the parliament refused to grant their request to question Kuwait’s Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Sabah over allegations that he gave cash handouts to lawmakers.

During the National Assembly’s session on Wednesday, Riyadh Al-Adasani and Abdulkarim Al-Kundari called for a point of order to announce their resignations on the basis of what they consider to be a violation of the constitution, in reference to the decision to scrap the parliamentary session to question the premier.

During its regular session on Tuesday, the National Assembly approved a government request to remove the prime minister’s grilling from the parliamentary agenda on the grounds that it is not in line with the constitution. The cancellation of the questioning was approved by 39 MPs and rejected by ten. Three MPs abstained from voting.