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Minister responds to co-op head’s statements – Temperatures to rise during Eid break

Hind Al-Subaih

Hind Al-Subaih

KUWAIT: In the aftermath of her decision to dismiss the boards of two co-op societies, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al- Subaih stressed that MSAL was particularly keen on both the cooperative societies’ work as well as protecting shareholders’ money. Minister Subaih also expressed regrets over comments made by Chairman of the Kuwait Union of Consumer Cooperative Societies (KUCCS) on her decision, and said that instead of criticizing the ministry, he should have inquired from the ministry about the motives of issuing such a decision. She also said that she was surprised for being accused of working against cooperative societies’ democracy. “Democracy built on violating people’s funds and corruption is totally unacceptable to Kuwaiti people who have always fought corruption,” she said. Refuting his call to only dismiss corrupt board members, Subaih explained that Article 35 of the Cooperative Societies Law entitle the minister to dismiss the whole board in case of severe financial violations and, at the same time, to only dismiss violating member or members if proven guilty with committing such violations, “Which already happened in some coops,” the minister said. She stressed that the decisions had been made in response to recommendations made by special committees reviewing those coops’ books and records.

Temperature Meteorologist Essa Ramadan expected that temperatures would rise during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday and that humidity would drop today, July 16, Thursday.

No explosions Both the Ministry of Interior and Kuwait Oil Company strongly denied that any explosions happened in Um Al-Manaqeesh and stressed that oil production was going on normally.

Fintas Group Following up the ongoing investigations in the Fintas Group case, security sources said that the public prosecutor recently released Athbi Al-Fahad on a KD 10,000 bail and a travel ban. The sources added that the prosecution also released Mohammed Al-Jassem and detained blogger Meshari Boyabes for slandering the public prosecutor.

By Meshaal Al-Enezi

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This article was published on 15/07/2015