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					                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ARAB TIMES, TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
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                                                                                       DIWANIYA                                                                               a digest of public opinion

                                                                                                                                               Price hike must be tackled


                                                                        Sunni-Shiite fight promotes hatred
                                                                        “DRAGGING the Shiites of Kuwait and               officers from the Ministry of Interior who       settle personal scores with the prime min-       visit of HH the Prime Minister Sheikh
                                                                        other GCC states with the thought of Shiite       were ‘responsible’ for killing the demon-        ister. Under such circumstances, the tour        Nasser Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
                                                                        political currents and the policies of Iran,      strators during Jan 25, 2011 revolution.         is considered a step in the right direction,     to GCC states is another milestone in
                                                                        Hezbollah of Lebanon and the Shiite                  “Not just that, the data shows the            particularly in realizing the development        terms of the relationship between these
                                                                        extremists of Bahrain and so on, shall not        Muslim Brotherhood Group has created an          goals of Kuwait in coordination with other       countries,” Ghanim Al-Shimmar wrote for
                                                                        only destroy their interests and lives but        excuse for them to accept the offer in ques-     regional leaders.”                               Al-Mostagbal daily.
                                                                        will also undermine their reputation as a         tion by saying let bygones-be-bygones.                           ❑ ❑ ❑                               “The latest developments in the Middle
                                                                        doctrinal minority. They will not be in a            “However, handing over power in Egypt                                                          East and the Arab world necessitate
                                                                        position to endure the adventures of severe       to the Muslim Brotherhood Group means               “The GCC countries have wasted good           exchange of visits among the leaders to
                                                                        consequences that are likely to jeopardize        the posts of the president of the Republic       opportunities they should have seized to         coordinate their efforts and work as a team
                                                                        the Shiites everywhere,” columnist and            of Egypt, the prime minister and speaker         make a great economic and political leap.        in the interest of the region. One of the
                                                                        researcher Khalil Haider wrote for Al-            of Parliament will go the Muslim                 One such lost opportunity is the failure to      most pressing issues these leaders need to
                                                                        Watan Arabic daily Monday.                        Brotherhood.”                                    avail of the skyrocketing oil prices during      address is Iran’s persistence to interfere in
                                                                                                                                                                           the recent political and economic turmoil
                                                                           “The heroes, of the policies in question,                       ❑ ❑ ❑                           that affected the entire world, especially
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the internal affairs of GCC nations and
                                                                        who albeit belong to Shiite sect, may have                                                                                                          destabilize the region.
                                                                        achieved some personal interests from                “At last South Sudan has separated from       Europe,” columnist Fahad Mohammad Al-                “The GCC leaders must confront the
                                                                        their ideological, parliamentary, sectarian       the motherland and this means 25 percent         Raqeb wrote for Al-Mustaqbal daily.              Iranian threat to regional security before it
                                                                        or political moves in Kuwait, Bahrain,            of the Sudan — the part of the Arab world           “I am surprised that the GCC countries        is too late. They should carefully study the
                                                                        Lebanon and Iran, but it goes without say-        — has been cut off from the motherland,”         didn’t see the situation as a good opportu-      issue to come up with plausible solutions
                                                          KUNA photos                                                     columnist, former MP and former Minister         nity worthy of exploitation. Whenever
His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-                 ing ordinary Shiites will pay an exorbitant                                                                                                         and foil the destructive Iranian plans - the
                                                                        price as a result of the said policies.           of Justice Ahmed Baqer wrote for Al-             leaders are facing local and regional prob-      indicators of which emerged when vio-
Jaber Al-Sabah received at Seif Palace on Monday Minister                                                                 Kuwaitiah daily Monday.                          lems, advisers, especially the economists,
of Public Works and State Minister for Municipality Affairs,               “For example look at some satellite TV                                                                                                           lence erupted in Bahrain recently.”
                                                                        channels which have made attacking the               “This part of Sudan contains as much as       should perform their roles effectively. The
Dr. Fadhel Safar. He also received Director of the National
                                                                                                                          37 percent of the Sudan’s natural wealth.        global recession didn’t have direct effect                       ❑ ❑ ❑
Security Bureau Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-                  Shiites their priority. They work to under-
Sabah. (Top): Sheikh Nawaf also separately received                     mine the Shiites and                              During the era of the Arab nationalist tide,     on the GCC countries, but we failed to              “While we appreciate the good inten-
Ahmad Baqer and (above) MP Hussain Al-Huraiti. (KUNA)                   have gone on to call                              Sudan was called ‘the bread basket of the        make the best use of it. This indicates inde-    tions of some of our respected MPs who
                                                                        them infidels and                                 Arab world’.                                     cisiveness and lack of clear strategy to         have shown their opposition to Kuwait
                                                                        unbelievers and have                                 “In other words, if the Arab countries        make the best of opportunities.”                 entering the arena of nuclear energy based

‘Consumers to                                                           even       marginalized                           had respected their pledges to Sudan, this                       ❑ ❑ ❑                            on fears and warnings sounded by some
                                                                        their role in their own                           basket would have been able to meet the                                                           scientists reinforced by fears of what we
                                                                                                                          food requirements of the entire Arab                “Do we observe any administrative and         have witnessed in Fukushima (the
                                                                        countries. Not just that,                                                                          leadership lapses in the government? This
                                                                        these channels insti-                             world.                                                                                            Japanese nuclear reactor) we believe these
                                                                                                                             “But instead of fulfilling their promises,    is the question on the minds of everyone.        MPs must disassociate themselves from

be protected’
                                                                        gate the public against                                                                            On the political front, we see a divided
                                                                        the Shiites in these                              we found South Sudan separating from the                                                          the issue of nuclear energy in our country
                                                                                                                          motherland, dividing Sudan into two              parliament and ministers confronted with         and leave the issue to the experts and spe-
                                                                        countries.                                                                                         barrages of interpellations. Friction
                                                                           “Although we say                               states. This happening spells a new defeat                                                        cialists,” columnist Bader Al-Rashidi
                                                                                                          Haider          for the entire Arab regime.                      between the two authorities can be traced
                                                                        people who have the                                                                                                                                 wrote for the Freedom Journal.
                                                                                                                             “In this context, we say the vision for       to the absence of determination in deci-            “Therefore, the best the Council of
                                                                        power to reason will not give ear to such                                                          sion-making,” Turki Al-Azmi wrote for Al-
           Ministry to act tough                                        types of propaganda, it is needles to say a       the devilish plan took shape more than 40
                                                                                                                          years ago and was promoted by the powers         Rai daily.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ministers should do is to entrust this topic
                                                                        lot of people — the non-Shiite majority in                                                                                                          in the hands of the Kuwait Institute for
                                                                                                                          of imperialism and the International                “Why this indecisiveness in the polity?       Scientific Research (KISR) to study it
                                                                        the GCC countries and the Arab world —                                                             Politics is played according to ongoing
KUWAIT CITY, July 11, (KUNA): The                                       will be affected by the campaign that has         Churches Council, particularly since we                                                           purely on scientific terms away from polit-
                                                                                                                          know the latter has been freely practicing       events, thus leaving the government with a       ical influences. We say this many politi-
Ministry of Commerce and Industry would                                 been waged against the Shiites by these                                                            weakness to proffer lasting solutions to
                                                                        satellite TV channels.                            Christianity in South Sudan over the past                                                         cians tend to instill fear in the hearts of the
not turn a blind eye to any unwarranted and                                                                               40 years.                                        burning issues which prompts a mountain          citizens should Kuwait go nuclear, but we
                                                                           “The flow of jihad and Salafi elements                                                          of troubles, as we are observing with each
unauthorized increase in prices of basic com-                           into Iraq to carry out suicide attacks               “But the peaceful Muslim charity organi-                                                       should not regret later by taking wrong
                                                                                                                          zations which called for the spread of Islam     conflict. For example, the majority has not      decisions because no one knows what the
modities and the ministry’s inspection and                              against the Shiites in that country under                                                          taken the initiative to use their power to
                                                                        the pretext of fighting the ‘American             were deprived of having access to South                                                           future has is store for us.
supervision staff are doing their best to pro-                          invaders’ is concrete evidence.                   Sudan during the same period. Moreover,          focus on putting Kuwait into a competitive          “Only people who have the experience
tect consumers, stated Minister Amani                                                                                     these organizations were dubbed ‘terrorists’     mood to attain a strategic cultural and          and expertise in this field can decide what
                                                                           “In other words, the campaign waged by                                                          leadership position in trade across the
Buresli to KUNA, Monday.                                                the satellite channels and the Internet web-      in a prelude to paving the way for the sepa-                                                      is best for the country, whether to resort to
                                                                                                                          ratist to carry out their project.”              region. They should be actively dealing          nuclear energy or not.”
  The inspectors of the ministry are visiting establish-                sites against Shiites exceed (may be) ten                                                          with the coming interpellations by now!
ments across the country towards this end, and would                    times the campaign of the Nazis led by                             ❑ ❑ ❑                                                                                            ❑ ❑ ❑
                                                                        Adolf Hitler’s Minister of Information                                                                “We wonder if the government knows the
greatly appreciate the cooperation of the consumers them-                                                                    “We were delighted with the appoint-          difference between leadership and adminis-          “What is currently happening in the
selves who should report any cheating or illegal commer-                Joseph Gobles against the Jews.                   ment of Dr Amani Buresli as the Minister
                                                                           “However, if the Nazi campaigns were                                                            tration. Simply put, the leadership is doing     Arab world is a result of a long wait and
cial practice, particularly to do with pricing. The supervi-                                                              of Commerce and Industry. There has been         the right thing while the administration is      accumulation of hopes and desires which
sion centers are ready to receive and process all com-                  crowned by massacres of the Jews, nobody          optimism in the air and we believe she
                                                                        can predict the outcome of the persistent                                                          doing it the right way. We leave the people      have ended in suffering and loss of free-
plaints both daytime and in the evening, she said.                                                                        would perform better than her predeces-          to judge! However, we must acknowledge           dom of the peoples, in addition to the hard-
   Buresli said she had instructed all the inspection and supervi-      ‘grudge’ campaign and the spread of the           sors, even though the task before her is
                                                                        culture of hatred against the Shiites.                                                             that Kuwait will be topping the list of cor-     ships and poverty compounded by dictato-
sion department staff to uphold the law in full, without bias, and                                                        enormous — beginning with matters she            rupt countries, while our transparency rank-     rial regimes but all this can in no way be
without exceptions, which would guarantee the rights of both               “However, the Shiite political currents        has announced as urgent, including the
                                                                        from Iran to Lebanon have used ordinary                                                            ing has fallen drastically”.                     compared to the atmosphere currently
merchants and consumers.                                                                                                  dwindling stock market and the price
   The ministry conducts a regular survey of commodity prices           Shiite as fuel for their blunders and suspect                                                                      ❑ ❑ ❑                            prevalent in Kuwait,” columnist Hussein
                                                                                                                          hike,” Salem Al-Khuwaitir wrote for Al-                                                           Bujourah wrote for Al-Sabah daily.
and there is a weekly update of the Food and Agriculture                moves which are done in the form of cam-          Shahid daily.                                       “A while ago, MP Ali Al-Rashed put for-
Organization (FAO) index of prices of basic foodstuff and pro-          paigns and demonstrations to promote                                                               ward the idea of amending the Constitution,         “We live in the midst of a high ceiling of
                                                                                                                             “I will suggest other vital issues for Al-                                                     liberty. All we need is to put in place the
duce. The ministry also has the right to impose a sentence of up        their political slogans.                          Buresli to tackle as soon as possible. First     and the move stirred a great deal of opposi-
to a year in prison and a fine of up to KD 3,000. The ministry             “For their part, the Salafist parties and                                                       tion as many groups were formed to defend        correct mechanism for reforms and ways
                                                                                                                          of all, there is an urgent need to review the                                                     to fight corruption. It is time to legislate a
also has right to close the establishment found in violation for a      some fanatic clerics in addition to some          activities of Public Authority for Industry      the Constitution,” Abdullatif Al-Duaij wrote
specific period or permanently, depending on the nature and             government officials who are no longer                                                             for Al-Qabas daily.                              package of laws to combat corruption and
severity of the violation.                                                                                                to evaluate its performance. Has the                                                              prevent the onset of evil which we witness
                                                                        capable of dealing efficiently with the           authority provided any industrial solution          “Although the ‘Except the Constitution’
   The minister stressed all commercial violators would face            problems facing their communities, actual-                                                         bloc was officially declared after the           in countries in the region.
harsh punishment. The inspectors had in the past few days only                                                            for the country at all? What about the                                                               “Perhaps HH the Prime Minister has
                                                                        ly resort to warn the public in the said com-     development of industry? Our industrial          immunity of MP Faisal Al-Muslim was
referred 186 violations to the public prosecution, mostly related       munities against the dangers of the Safawis                                                                                                         faced interrogation on some foreign issues
to illegal increase of prices and cheating customers.                                                                     areas are inactive and new industries have       lifted, it was originally formed in response
                                                                        and ordinary Shiites are the sole victims.                                                         to Al-Rashid’s proposal. He was flogged          and knows the seriousness of the confusion
   “Despite the efforts of the ministry, the prices of basic goods                                                        not been constructed. Massive industrial                                                          which can surface as a result of it. However,
                                                                           “In other words, the political struggle        projects we heard about are nowhere to be        and accused of treason even before he had
do increase on a global scale due to the increase in cost, coupled      between Iran and the Kingdom of Saudi                                                                                                               the Premier has refuted all allegations call-
with increase in demand, as well as due to factors including cus-                                                         found, while our free trade zone has been        the chance to publish amendments he pro-
                                                                        Arabia which began about 40 years ago as                                                           posed, and after he announced them, no           ing them baseless. There have been several
tom duties and geo-environmental conditions. This most partic-                                                            left unorganized and millions in capital                                                          attempts to dislodge him from the post but
ularly affects non-subsidized goods,” the minister remarked.            well as the adventurous Iranian policies will     have been wasted due to lack of services.        one volunteered to discuss the details.
                                                                        bear no fruit but rather help to agitate the                                                          “Actually, that was not possible since        people forget that he was chosen by HH the
                                                                                                                             “Entrance to the free trade zone is sim-                                                       Amir whose wish should be respected.”
                                                                        situation in the Gulf region, in Lebanon,         ply very bad! On the issue of the price          those who ‘monopolize’ the preservation
                                                                        Palestine and may be Egypt, Libya, Tunisia        hike, we hope the minister will be able to       of our Constitution refused the principle of                     ❑ ❑ ❑
                                                                        and Morocco in future, but it goes without
        News in Brief                                                   saying the peaceful Shiites will pay the
                                                                                                                          confront our greedy traders. Ramadan is
                                                                                                                          fast approaching and the Ministry of
                                                                                                                                                                           amendment in the first place. In the wake
                                                                                                                                                                           of growing Arab protests in what is now
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               “Britain’s best selling tabloid ‘News of
                                                                        price of the policies in question.                                                                                                                  the World’ released its final edition Sunday.
                                                                                                                          Commerce has great responsibility in             known as the “Arab Spring,” the opposi-          The renowned paper threatened politicians
                                                                           “In this context, we say the comments          monitoring the prices to punish violators.       tion and the ‘Except the Constitution’ bloc
                                                                        posted on the Internet website against the                                                                                                          and influential figures due to its ability to
    35 Kuwaiti engineers, techs say to quit: A total                                                                      Definitely, we face a serious crisis with the    are calling for radical and sudden amend-        expose corruption and other scandals. It has
    of 35 Kuwaiti engineers and technicians at the Subiya               Shiites actually reflect an unprecedented         prices of commodities, as the cooperatives       ments to the Constitution they swore few
                                                                        ideological hatred against this denomina-                                                                                                           been the best seller for 168 years, and high-
    Power Station have threatened to resign due to the alleged                                                            are now competing with greedy traders”.          months ago to defend against emendation.         ly recognized in Britain, as well as in other
    malpractices of their supervisor,                                   tion of the people. I say this because we                                                             “I still hold the opinion that the 1962
                                                                        have observed the main goal of the cam-                            ❑ ❑ ❑                                                                            countries cross the world,” Saleh Al-
    reports Al-Seyassah daily.                                                                                                                                             Constitution was the minimum we could            Ghanam wrote for Al-Seyassah daily.
       Appealing to Electricity and Water                               paigns is to kill the Shiites and deprive            “Kuwait has become used to irreconcil-        have got about half a century ago. It was
    Minister Eng Salem Al-Othaina to                                    them of their civil rights.                                                                                                                            “The paper winded down because it
                                                                                                                          able differences between the legislature         supposed to evolve so that more political        bribed policemen in exchange for secret
    look into their problems, the Kuwaiti                                  “However, I am positive neither the            and executive, in addition to conflicts and
    engineers and technicians said they                                                                                                                                    freedoms and public rights were approved         information, hacked phone calls, and spied
                                                                        Sunnis can be held accountable for this           chaos,” Ambassador Yousef Abdullah Al-           for citizens. However, we have gone in the
    are now fed up with the unfair treat-                               campaign, nor the Shiites are in a position       Oneizi wrote for Al-Jareeda daily.                                                                on the mail of public figures and individu-
    ment they have been receiving from                                                                                                                                     ‘reverse’ socially and politically, even as      als, and not because of financial losses or
    their supervisor. They claimed                                      to endure more campaigns and attacks                 “We have lived with impasse between the       the country’s demography witnesses
                                                                        against them, but some Sunnis and Shiites         executive and legislative authorities for                                                         crises. This proves those claiming to fight
    around 40 employees at the station                                                                                                                                     change. This places society behind the           corruption get involved in unforgiving
    have requested for transfer to other                                who are currently fighting each other pro-        many years because we believe its part of        democratic principles and political regime
    locations due to the unjust practices                               mote doctrinal hatred among ordinary peo-         democracy and we know that sour or sweet                                                          scandals at times, just like our lawmakers
                                                                                                                                                                           the country had chosen, even though they         in opposition! The scandal of “News of the
    of the said official. They had earlier
                                                  Al-Othaina
                                                                        ple of these two Muslim sects.”                   taste does not last forever, even though cer-    were ahead of it”.
    submitted a complaint against the                                                                                     tain calculations and equations determine the                                                     World” is unethical, which has shaken the
    supervisor but to their dismay the information has been
                                                                                            Also:                                                                                          ❑ ❑ ❑                            British media. Its owner Robert Murdock
                                                                                                                          reality of political life. In my opinion, the
    leaked to the latter, so he has been putting undue pressure on         “As I have said before I am closely fol-       current political situation will surely end as      “MP Ali Al-Omair is among the out-            has also been brought under the spotlight
    them. They added it is better if they transfer to other stations    lowing up the developments and details of         indicated in the aforementioned scenarios.       standing lawmakers, owing to his clear           due to the unprecedented step he took in
    to avoid clashes that might affect their job performance.           the popular revolutions which are current-                                                                                                          quelling this scandal.
                                                                                                                             “Dissolution of the National Assembly         principles and stances he holds, besides the
                              ❑     ❑     ❑                             ly sweeping many Arab countries. I do this                                                                                                             “He sacrificed ‘News of the World’ for
                                                                                                                          is inevitable, and fresh election will be        calm spirit he shows in discussions. These
    Minister named honorary chairman: First Deputy                      not only through the media but through            conducted. There’s also another option in        characteristics are rather totally opposite to   something which is greater and left every-
    Premier and Minister of Defense Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak has         contacts with my Arab friends who are part        changing the government of Prime                 those of the lawmakers who are used to           one in shock. He ordered 5 million copies
    been named honorary chairman of the Defense Ministry                of these revolutions in some or the other         Minister Nasser Al-Mohammed. However,            noisemaking and low-level discussions, as        for the last issue. No commercial was
    Workers Union in appreciation of the efforts he have been exert-    way in their respective countries. They           the situation may remain as it is now to         if noisemaking and abuse come to political       allowed, spaces were freely given to char-
    ing to improve the condition of civilian workers, reports Al-       provide me with details of what is happen-                                                                                                          ity organizations and all proceeds went to
    Anba daily quoting chairman of the union Eng Ahmad Al-Enzi.                                                           serve the interests of the minority that hold    opposition or airing of opinion,” Dr Haila
                                                                        ing within the boundaries of their coun-          specific agendas”.                               Hamad Al-Makimi wrote for Al-Nahar               charity! Certainly, great lessons must be
       Al-Enzi pointed out the minister is known for the demo-          tries,” columnist Dr Waleed Al-Rujaib                                                                                                               learnt from this by decision makers all
    cratic and wise steps he has taken in the interest of the                                                                              ❑ ❑ ❑                           daily.
    workers. He confirmed the minister has promised to adopt            wrote for Al-Rai daily Monday.                                                                        “Logic has shown that calmness and bal-       over the world”.
    policies to grant additional privileges to the workers.                “However, when I asked these friends              “The recently-concluded tour of HH the        anced presentation have a strong effect on                       ❑ ❑ ❑
                            ❑     ❑      ❑                              — some of whom were my classmates                 Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad            people, so it’s the right method that should
                                                                        when I was studying in Egypt — the real           Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah to the GCC nations                                                                 “The Liberal current is the only current
    Displaced Syrians get support: The Chairperson of                                                                                                                      be consolidated for sophisticated political      which knows well the art of negotiations in
                                                                        motives for the popular gathering that was        yielded positive results, especially since       practices. MP Al-Omair has the ability to
    Kuwait Human Rights Society Adel Al-Damkhi, with a                  held at the Al-Tahreer (Liberation) Square                                                                                                          the political game and how to get more
    friend Dr Shafi Al-Ajmi, has toured various refugee camps                                                             the GCC leaders warmly welcomed the              convince people and has chosen to support
                                                                        on July 8, 2011 under the slogan ‘Friday of       premier during the visit,” Abdulrahman                                                            financial concessions in return for giving
    off the Turkish borders to give support to hundreds of dis-                                                                                                            the government. He disagrees on issues           up their demands,” columnist Sultan Al-
    placed Syrians. At the visit, Dr Shafi Al-Ajmi delivered ser-       Penalty’ the information they gave took           Al-Awwad wrote for Al-Horiya daily.              that deserve opposition and criticism.
    mons inside makeshift mosques, reports Al-Kuwaitiya daily.          me by surprise.                                      “The tour went as well as we expected                                                          Maftouk wrote for Alam Alyawm daily.
                                                                                                                                                                              “The MP demonstrated this impression             “This current is open to adopt anything
       Al-Damkhi assured that refugees at the camps are in good            “In this context, I would say I am aware       and wished. The recent incidents in the          during a recent discussion on the signing
    condition compared to other refugee camps across the globe.         the current ruling Military Council of            region require quick action and strong                                                            new - let it be an idea or action without
                                                                                                                                                                           of a memorandum of understanding                 limitations or conditions, provided it is for
                           ❑      ❑     ❑                               Egypt was in collusion with the Muslim            coordination between the GCC nations.            between Kuwait and Russia as regards
                                                                        Brotherhood Group, but I had never                This is the only way to respond to the pes-                                                       the benefit of the current. In fact this cur-
    Women judiciary appointments eyed: The Cabinet is                   expected this Council to meet as many as
                                                                                                                                                                           nuclear energy. He challenged the Foreign        rent will not hesitate to embrace anything
    currently studying the proposed appointment of female gradu-                                                          simistic views on the bond among these           Affairs Minister to confirm or deny the
    ates from the College of Law as prosecutors, reports Al-Jarida      200 prominent people from this group.             countries and their people. They must                                                             under the sky in the name of be it freedom
                                                                                                                                                                           issue, and if it’s confirmed, he should be       of expression or anything.
    daily quoting sources. Sources disclosed the Cabinet has               “Not just that, I have been informed that      understand that the problems of one nation       would grill the minister over the issue”.
    reviewed the comments of Judge Faisal Al-Morshed on the             the Military Council has offered to hand          affect the others.                                                                                   “In spite of all this, the members of this
    decision of the Higher Judiciary Council to appoint women as        over the political power in Egypt to the             “The visit took place after the presenta-                     ❑ ❑ ❑                            current are Muslims and they live in a
    prosecutors in the Public Prosecution, as well as the Juvenile      Muslim Brotherhood Group, provided the            tion of a series of grilling requests against       “GCC nations enjoy deeply-rooted              Muslim country and comply with Islamic
    and Personal Status courts. Sources confirmed HH the Prime          latter closes an eye to the trial of the former   the premier. Some lawmakers have pre-            brotherly relations due to their long shared     standards.”
    Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah is                president Hosni Mubarak, the ministers and
    keen on appointing women to the judiciary.                                                                            sented one grilling motion after another to      history, customs and traditions. The recent                    — Compiled by Zaki Taleb

				
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