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Iraqi parliament speaker praises Amir’s wisdom – Prosecution begins interrogating ‘Fintas Group’ members

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (left), Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and other regional dignitaries attend prayers prior to the burial of Saudi Prince Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud in holy Makkah on Saturday. — KUNA

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (left), Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and other regional dignitaries attend prayers prior to the burial of Saudi Prince Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud in holy Makkah on Saturday. — KUNA

KUWAIT: Iraqi Parliament Speaker Saleem Al-Jabouri yesterday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a mosque in Kuwait that left 26 people dead and 227 others wounded. Speaking after talks with his Kuwaiti counterpart Marzouk Al-Ghanem at the National Assembly, Jabouri said the aim of the attack was to create divisions and infighting within the Kuwaiti people who successfully aborted the attempt. He praised the wisdom of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, who visited the site of the mosque minutes after the bombing, adding that Kuwait has faced the attack with firm security measures.

The Iraqi speaker said that Kuwaitis have exhibited the best example of national unity and standing behind their leadership in confronting terrorism. Jabouri was also received by HH the Amir. In the meantime, head of the Public Anti-Corruption Authority Abdulaziz Al-Nemish said yesterday that he and members of the board of trustees of the Authority submitted their wealth disclosures to the Assembly Speaker. He said the wealth disclosures will also be handed later to the prime minister in accordance with the Authority law.

Nimesh said the Authority has already received wealth disclosure from Ghanem and Deputy Speaker Mubarak Al-Khurainej and will receive the wealth disclosure of HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah soon.

Nimesh called on other members of the National Assembly to submit wealth disclosures to the Authority in accordance with the law. Rapporteur of a parliamentary panel probing the affairs of Kuwait Investment Office in London and other investment offices MP Madhi Al-Hajeri said members of the panel will travel to London after the Eid holidays to investigate alleged violations in the office.

He said that the committee will not hesitate to uncover any deals that led to a deliberate loss or squandering of public funds and also reveal the names of people behind these deals. The committee was formed several months ago to probe allegations of financial wrongdoings at KIO in London and other Kuwaiti investment offices abroad.

In another development, the public prosecution has started interrogations in the so-called Fintas Group whose members are accused of spreading false news about the country’s internal situation in social media, taking part in a group on What’sApp that made corruption accusations against members of the judiciary in addition to the misuse of mobiles.

The public prosecution has already interrogated four of the 13 members of the group which include four members of the ruling family, lawyers, journalists and others. The four members who were questioned were released on a KD 10,000 bail each. The interrogations are expected to continue in the coming few days.

By A Staff Reporter

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This article was published on 12/07/2015