Kuwait minister’s grilling sought



Published — Monday 11 February 2013

Last update 11 February 2013 2:51 pm

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KUWAIT CITY: A Kuwaiti MP yesterday filed to question in Parliament the interior minister over allegations that his ministry was dealing with Israel and for failing to control opposition-led protests.
Lawmaker Faisal Al-Duwaisan claimed in his grilling request that the Interior Ministry has purchased a border security system to fortify the emirate’s border with Iraq from SENSTAR Corp. in Canada.
Duwaisan said that SENSTAR is totally owned by Israel’s Magal Security Systems which means that the interior minister has violated the Israel boycott laws and committed a “grave mistake.”
He said Interior Minister Sheikh Ahmad Al-Homud Al-Sabah is responsible for sending a delegation from the ministry to SENSTAR plant in Canada to inspect the security system. Duwaisan also charged that the minister has so far failed to control opposition-led protests by giving contradictory orders to the security forces, which means “he is incapable of handling this sensitive issue.”
Meanwhile, Kuwait’s appeals court yesterday suspended the implementation of a three-year jail term for three former opposition MPs sentenced last week for insulting the emir, their lawyer said. “The court set them free until their case has been settled,” Mohammad Al-Jumia wrote on his Twitter account.

 

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