Two G26 members who met HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah said the anger of MPs towards their statements was unnecessary and ensured that the G26 contained personalities from different sections of Kuwaiti society, reports Al-Nahar daily. They said the discussion with the Amir was an important one that affects a large part of the community. Former MP and G26 member Abdulwahab Al-Haroun announced that the group will meet HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah within the next few days as part of their national agenda to meet many officials including HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah and other ministers and MPs. He added that the discussions were not held to benefit specific citizens, as many people were led to believe.
Al-Haroun also said G26 has the support of the public, who congratulated the group on their initiative. He added that G26 members are like any other citizens who think about the betterment of the country and do not deserve harsh words. On the other hand, political activist and journalist Sami Al-Nisf expressed surprise over the angry reaction of some MPs towards the meeting between the Amir and G26, saying the meeting took place between a leader and citizens. He criticized the parliamentary interference in the matter, saying Kuwait is the only country where the parliament meddles in the affairs of other authorities, thereby violating Article 50 of the constitution.
Meanwhile, MP Saleh Ashour said the parliament will approve the draft bill to amend the loans of the citizens, indicating the bill has the support of the majority in the parliament, reports Al-Anba daily. “It will be up to the government to accept or return the draft bill for further discussion after the parliament approves it”, he said. The MP added that the bill will be approved in the next parliament session. According to sources, G26 members have been communicating regularly with government members to organize further meetings within this week to focus on ruling out the purchasing of citizens’ loans.
In the meantime, MP Hussein Al-Qallaf has urged Minister of Public Works and State Minister for Municipality Affairs Dr Fadhel Safar to look into a truck full of sheep from another country that was intercepted at Doha Port recently as the animals tested positive for an undisclosed illness, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Al-Qallaf claimed one of his colleagues have requested for re-testing the sheep to allow the shipment to enter Kuwait even if the test results showed the animals are infected with a certain illness. He added the MP has been trying to use his influence to facilitate procedures for delivery of the shipment.