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					                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ARAB TIMES, SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011
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‘Law mandating declaration of DIWANIYA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      a digest of public opinion
assets by MPs becomes vital’                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Port our right, must be built

                                                                   Dozen lawmakers said to receive money                                                                                                                                         Hope for best, gird for worst
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 “IRAQ’S Ministry of Interior accuses            anti-corruption authorities.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                             KUWAIT CITY, Aug                    Iran of smuggling military weapons                             ❑ ❑ ❑
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 into Iraq,” columnist, former MP and
                                                                                                                                                                                                             27: As momentum                     the incumbent director of Scope satel-             “There is no difference between the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             builds up in the case               lite channel Talal Al-Saeed wrote for           Guantanamo X-Ray Prison and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             involving the transfer              Al-Seyassah daily Saturday.                     Talha Prison in Kuwait. The X-Ray
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “This is the latest official statement       prison was built by the US outside the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             of millions of dinars                                                               American border because it was aware it
                                                                                                                                                                                                             into the accounts of                issued by Iraqi authorities, but it seems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Iraq’s Ministry of Interior woke up too         was going to treat the prisoners in an
                                                                                                                                                                                                             some lawmakers, MP                  late. The issue, however, is not limited        unconstitutional manner, while the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Adnan Al-Mutawwa                    to just military weapons because ‘The           Interior Ministry at the Talha Prison in
                                                                                                                                                                                                             says a law mandating                Great Iran’ has managed to smuggle              Kuwait is holding inmates for years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 everything into Iraq. Even prime minis-         without trial,” columnist Nawaf Fahd
                                                                                                                                                                                                             the declaration of                                                                  Al-Bader wrote for Al-Mustaqbal daily.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ters have been smuggled into Baghdad
                                                                                                                                                                                                             assets has become                   from Tehran.                                       “What has been taking place at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             imperative. He urged                   “In fact, the cavaliers of the ‘State of     Talha Prison is a mockery of humani-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             everyone to coordi-                 Law’ — the organization chaired by the          tarian and legal standards. Our lawmak-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 incumbent Prime Minister Nuri Al-               ers and our civil organizations are only
                                                                                                                                                                                                             nate their efforts in                                                               concerned about media propaganda
                                                                                                                                                                                                             forming the law but                 Maliki has been smuggled into Iraq by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Iran. This organization recently issued         issues and do not bother about the issue
                                                                                                                                                                                                             cautioned      against              threats against Kuwait and hinted that a        of human rights.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             exploiting it to create             fierce military action will be taken               “The human rights societies in
                                                                                                                                                                                                             chaos, reports Al-                  against Kuwait in case it insists on            Kuwait are almost anonymous except
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 going ahead with the construction of            when glimmers of hope is seen only
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Moustaqbal daily.                                                                   once in a while from the Kuwaiti
                                                                                                                                                                                                                It is worth-mentioning           Mubarak Al-Kabeer Port.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “Needless to say, the threats were           Human Rights Associations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             that the number of lawmak-                                                             “Most of our NGOs, political blocs
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ers suspected to have               Iranian-manufac-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tured and were                                  and students’ unions are politicized and
                                                                                                                                                                                                             received the money has now                                                          they do not even care about religion at
                                                                                                                                                                                                             risen to 12. Al-Mutawwa             adopted by Al-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Maliki and his                                  times not to talk of humanitarian caus-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             said everyone would be              coteries to satisfy                             es.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             required to account for his         Iran. The moves,                                   “There is an instance where one
                                                                                                                                                                                                             or her deeds before God,            however, are a direct                           inmate who is a bedoun was held in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             and we also owe the people          threat to Kuwait and                            prison for many years and he was later
                                                                                                                                                                                                             of Kuwait and HH the Amir           should be taken very                            deported to Iraq but Baghdad refused to
                                                                                                                                                                                                             account of our actions. He          seriously. Hence,                               allow him into the country saying there
                                                                                                                                                                                                             opposed the formation of            Kuwait’s reaction in                            is no proof the man is Iraqi as claimed
                                                                                                                                                                                                             more committees, saying             this respect must be                            by the Kuwaiti authorities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             they are a waste of public                                       Al-Saeed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 strong,        simply                              He was dumped at the Kuwait-Iraq
                                                                                                                                                                                                             money and efforts. The law-         because nobody reserves the right to            border on three different occasions and
                                                                                                                                                                                                             maker urged for the priori-         impose any control on Kuwait’s deci-            each time the Iraqis refused to let him in.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                             tizing of agendas even as he        sion-making process. Moreover,                                 ❑ ❑ ❑
                                                                                                                                                                                                             warns that the coming par-          Kuwait has sovereignty on its territo-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             liamentary session will wit-        ries; its sovereignty is undeniable and            “The parliamentary scandal involv-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ness lots of interpellations.       invulnerable.                                   ing the accumulation of millions of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Meanwhile, a parliamen-             “Returning to Iraqi Ministry of              dinars in bank accounts of certain law-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             tary source said the matter has     Interior’s accusation against Iran,             makers is a serious issue and should not
                                                                                                                                                                                                             gone beyond being a bribery         one may wonder what it will do to               be swept under the carpet to avoid mul-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             issue to a national case. He        halt the Iranian influence in Iraq, par-        titude of questions from the public,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                             said some lawmakers are             ticularly since we know that the                columnist Dr Hassan Abdullah Abbas
                                                                                                                                                                                                             preparing to demand the gov-        influence is so strong that Iran has            wrote for Al-Rai daily.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ernment to provide the bank         managed to dominate Iraq’s decision-               “The asking of unending questions,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             statements of lawmakers. He         making process.                                 however, will trivialize the issue and it
                                                                                                                                                                                                             also claimed that there have           “Apart from the above, Tehran has            will be the end of the road. They will
                                                                                                                                                                                                             been efforts by some lawmak-                                                        say it was a mere gift, which the media
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ers to foil the bid for a special   started directing Iraqi policy to serve its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 interests. In this context, one may refer       and the Public Prosecution exaggerat-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             session. The source was also                                                        ed. On hearing this, everybody will
                                                                                                                                                                                                             disturbed by the unsatisfacto-      to yesterday’s reports over the launch-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ing of Iraqi rockets towards Mubarak            return to their houses to watch movies
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ry explanation of the Central                                                       or the final game between Real Madrid
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bank of Kuwait (CBK) on the         Al-Kabeer Port in Boubyan Island. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 rockets landed in Iraqi territorial             and Barcelona. Has it not happened
                                                                                                                                                                                                             issue and its attempt to throw                                                      before?
                                                                                                                                                                                                             the case at the local banks.        waters. Although the reports were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 denied by Iraqis, such type of incidents           “What did we do to the Mishref
                                                               Top and above: Some pictures taken at the event.                                                                                                 The law obliges banks                                                            sewage plant issue? What was the out-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             and MPs to disclose the             can be expected, particularly since we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 know that the rockets were launched             come of grilling spearheaded by MP
                                                                                                                                                                                                             amount of money in the lat-
             IMA holds annual inter-faith ‘Iftar’ party                                                                                                                                                      ter’s accounts and the source       from the Iraqi city of Basra under the          Mubarak Al-Waalan against Dr Fadhel
                                                                                                                                                                                                             of the income, Alam-                supervision of Iranian military experts.        Safar? Wouldn’t it be better if we had
Indian Muslim Associations (IMA-                                       Muhammad’s (PBUH) life to emu-                                      Ramadan gives opportunity to build                                Alyawm daily quoted pro-            As a matter of fact, all of us know that        questioned the real concerned officials
Kuwait) Fahaheel and Abu-Halifa                                        late. He further added that the fast-                               relationship with the book of guidance                            fessor of public law at             Basra has been officially transformed           who are now enjoying millions of
Units organized annual Iftar party                                     ing is a way of experiencing hunger                                 Quran and to study it because Islam                               Kuwait University’s Faculty         into an Iranian colony.                         dinars while residents of Mishref con-
recently for the people belonging to                                   and developing sympathy for the                                     advocates practice of religion based                              of Law Dr Ibrahim Al-                  “Such being the case, we have to             tinue to suffer environmental degrada-
various faiths to foster friendship at                                 less fortunate and learning thankful-                               on knowledge and not based on imi-                                                                                                                    tion? What did we gain from the probe
Indian Mughlai Restaurant, Fahaheel.                                   ness and appreciation for all of God’s                              tation of forefathers.                                            Hamoud as saying. “The              expect everything and gird for the same
                                                                                                                                                                                                             banks confidentiality law           accordingly. In other words, we should          of billions of dollars of public funds
  Mohammad         Qutub,      Deputy                                  bounties.                                                              President of IMA, Mohammad
Operations      Manager,      Shuaiba                                     Brief introduction about the objec-                              Aslam was present on the dais and                                 doesn’t hinder the enforce-         be prepared to face the worst. At the           lost at the stock exchange market?”
Oxygen Company delivered a lecture                                     tives and activities of IMA was deliv-                              conveyed vote of thanks.                                          ment of law and protection          same time, we should go ahead in con-                          ❑ ❑ ❑
on the subject of, “The Message of                                     ered by Sharafuddin Soofi. He                                          There was a question and answer                                of public funds,” he added.         structing Mubarak Al-Kabeer Port in
Ramadan”. While explaining the                                         stressed that peace and prosperity                                  session at the end of the program.                                   Al-Hamoud further said                                                              “The series of protests and revolu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kuwait’s Boubyan Island in defiance of          tions that have been sweeping many
theme behind the fasting he said, “It                                  can only be guaranteed by attaining                                 The function started with the recita-                             the law gives the voters the        those who hold a grudge against the
provides a golden opportunity to                                       communal harmony. He quoted the                                     tion of Quran and its translation in                              right to know the cause of the                                                      Arab nations are natural reactions of the
raise spiritually and to refine ones                                   verse from the Holy Quran, “O you                                   English. The program was convened                                                                     country.”                                       people to express displeasure about
                                                                                                                                                                                                             sudden prosperity of their
character. It also provides us the                                     who believe, fasting is decreed for                                 by Khurshid Alam. The program was
                                                                                                                                                                                                             MPs and pointed out that                               Also:                        their conditions and the situation in
opportunity to get rid of bad habits                                   you, as it was decreed for those                                    attended by large number of audience                                                                                                                  their countries,” Aliya Faisal Hamoud
and control the anger.” He gave                                        before you, that you may become                                     from various faiths. Dinner was                                   MPs’ bank balances cannot              “Many Kuwaitis don’t trust the gov-
some      examples      of    Prophet                                  God conscious.” He further said that                                served after the program.                                         suddenly increase because           ernment because they realize that cor-          Al-Khalid wrote for Al-Qabas daily.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             they were not traders and           ruption has reached its peak in the                “Every individual in a country works
                                                                                                                                                                                                             had, in fact, entered the par-      country,” columnist Dr Ahmed Al-Duaij           towards personal stability. This simply
                                                                                                                                                                                                             liament as ordinary people.         wrote for Al-Watan Arabic daily                 denotes stable lifestyle, security and the
                                          News in Brief                                                                                                                                                         “If the MPs are traders,         Saturday.                                       need to enjoy justice and equal treat-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ment. It is impossible to achieve these
                                                                                                                                                                                                             they have to disclose the              “In a recent press conference, MP
                                                                                                                                                                                                             nature of this money. If it is      Ahmed Al-Saadoun accused the gov-               goals unless the country’s constitution
                                                                                                                                                                                                             political money, they should        ernment of not being involved in man-           is implemented. The effort of any gov-
      MoH to host docs: Kuwait’s                                         ‘Performance poor’: The perform-                                 University and delayed implementation                              be tried before the courts          aging the country’s affairs and hinted          ernment to oppress and instill fear on
      Ministry of Health said on Saturday that                           ance of the government is poor and it is                         of the University City project in                                  because they were elected to        that the country is managed by four to          citizens may succeed but it will not last
      it will host a group of worldwide known                            not suitable for the development goals                           Shaddadiya. He added the government                                supervise the work of the                                                           long.
                                                                         of the country, reports Al-Jarida daily                          has also failed to execute several proj-                                                               five influential persons (I know at least
      doctors during the months of September                                                                                                                                                                 government, not to take             three of them).                                    “Any government that depends on
      and October of this year for a number of                           quoting Secretary General of the Islamic                         ects and approve draft bills to help                               money from it,” he said.
                                                                         Constitutional Movement (ICM) Dr                                 transform Kuwait into a financial and                                                                     “In March 2011, the incumbent gov-           intimidation and oppression to deal
      surgical operations in addition to pre-                                                                                                                                                                   In another development,
      view some chronic diseases of some                                 Nasser Al-Sane.                                                  commercial hub.                                                                                        ernment represented by the Minister of          with citizens has special objectives, far
                                                                                                                                                                                                             many youth movements,               Social Affairs and Labor Dr                     from public interests. It means only a
      patients who are doomed for treatment                                 Al-Sane said the government does                                            ❑      ❑    ❑                                        including the ‘Fifth Wall,’‘We
      abroad.                                                            not appoint competent officials due to                                                                                                                                  Mohammed Al-Afasi conveyed to the               small clique benefits from the agendas.
                                                                         the prevalence of discrimination and                             Request ignored: Municipal                                         Want,’ and the ‘Young Islamic       Parliament’s Legislative and Legal              It spreads corruption and injustice that
         The ministry’s Director of Public                                                                                                Council Chairperson Zaid Al-Azemi has
      Relations and Information Faisal Al-                               bias in its institutions. He alleged most                                                                                           Constitutional Movement’ are        Affairs Committee its consent for the           make people feel dejected, while the
                                                                         of the officials are appointed to satisfy                        allegedly ignored the request of                                   preparing to launch a popular
      Dosari said in a press release that the
                                                                         certain political, doctrinal and social                          Minister of Public Works and State                                                                     establishing of an anti-corruption              beneficiaries of the policies enjoy the
      visiting doctors specialties ranging from                                                                                                                                                              campaign to fight corruption                                                        comforts of life and feel relaxed. Many
                                                                         blocs. He accused the authority of                               Minister for Municipality Affairs Dr                               and condemn unconstitutional        authority. At the same time, the govern-
      skin and tumor cases, to brain and nerve                           neglecting the economic development                              Fadhel Safar for a meeting with the 16-                                                                ment rejected the proposal mandating            governments in the Gulf and Arab
      systems, also plastic surgery, urology                                                                                                                                                                 and illegal practices, reports
                                                                         files and focusing on trivial issues,                            member council to discuss the Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Al-Rai daily.                       senior state officials and lawmakers to         region have been acting this way.”
      and ear, nose and throat issues. (KUNA)
                     ❑    ❑      ❑
                                                                         away from national growth, such as the                           City issue, reports Al-Seyassah daily
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Reportedly, the youth            disclose their financial standing imme-                        ❑ ❑ ❑
                                                                         admissions problem at Kuwait                                     quoting a reliable source.                                                                             diately after being appointed and elect-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             movements will prepare a                                                                “Psychologists have tried to explain
                                                                                                                                                                                                             document in this regard. It         ed to their posts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “The government’s rejection in ques-         the mentality and demeanor of a presi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             will be divided into two                                                            dent who ascends to power at old age.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             parts; on one, the signatures       tion means the law establishing the
          Kuwait Today                                                                                                                                                                                       of MPs will be collected and        anti-corruption authority will remain           Even with good intentions, this person
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 starts feeling that the institution would
                                                                                                                                                                                                             on the other, signatures of         useless. The law will look like a den-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ture with artificial teeth. In other            crumble with his exit and so, he does
                                                                                                                                                                                                             citizens supporting the                                                             everything to guard the gains made in
                  Prayer Timings                                                                                                               deaths                                                        activists’ efforts will be col-     words, a person wearing the denture
Fajr ...................................................04:00 am                                                                                                                                             lected.                             can bite, but it will not cause any pain        his reign,” columnist Dr Saleh Al-
Sunrise ...................................................05:23
                                                                       Rashid Saleh Rashid Burselli, 53 years old,                         Street 3, House 6, Tel: 66502590, 60328666.                          The youth activists have         to the victim.                                  Aimar wrote for Al-Jarida daily.
Zohr ........................................................11:49                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “Experts also explained that such
Asr................................................... 03:23 pm        buried. Condolences (Men) Shamiya, Block                            Jarei Jarwan Salem Al-Zufairi, 71 years                           also called on MPs and min-            “In HH the Amir’s speech to mark
Maghreb .................................................06:15         4, Diwan Al-Burselli. (Women) Shamiya,                              old, buried. Condolences: Sabah Al-Nasser                                                                                                             persons have little patience for oppos-
                                                                       Block 1, Umayya Street, House 13, Tel:                              Block 6, St 45, House 25, Tel: 99686949,                          isters to hold an urgent par-       the last ten days of the Holy Month of
Isha ........................................................07:35
                                                                       24843510. Muhammad Ismael Jaohar Al-                                99088655. Abdulkheder Hussein Ali Al-                             liament session to discuss          Ramadan last Monday, August 22nd,               ing views and see them as humiliation.
                         Weather                                       Banai, 30 years old, buried. Condolences                            Beloshi, 63 years old, buried. Condolences:
                                                                                                                                                                                                             corruption and to take nec-         2011, he called on the government to            Two other typical characteristics of eld-
   Expected weather for the next 24 hours:                             (Men) Rumaithiya, Muqamis Mosque.                                   (Men) South Surra Zahraa Area, Block 1, Tel:
By night: Relatively hot with moderate fresh-                          (Women) Bayan, Block 9, First Street,                               66622121. (Women) Amman Street, Hijji                             essary steps to combat it.          expedite work on the bill establishing          erly presidents are: they never have the
ening at times north westerly wind, with                               Avenue 7, House 19, Tel: 97449782,                                  Habib Hosainiya, Tel: 66844849. Deham                                                                 an anti-corruption authority in a prel-         urge to implement long-term plans or
speed of 20-40 km/h causing rising dust over                           67070884, 99844593. Munirah Farih                                   Fahd Sauod Al-Azmi, 65 years old, buried.                                                                                                             execute beneficial suggestions due to
open areas.                                                            Rashed Al-Mutairi, 70 years old, widow of                           Condolences: Sabah Al-Salem Block 8, St 1,                                                            ude to refer the same to the National
By day: Hot with moderate to fresh north                               Muhammad Mutlaq Zaher Al-Mutairi, buried.                           Avenue 5, House 17,          Tel: 67673030,                                                           Assembly for ratification.                      the feeling that they won’t live long to
westerly wind, with speed of 25-50 km/h                                Condolences: Jahra, Al-Naeem, Block 2,                              67675050.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “A day after HH the Amir’s speech,           see them come to fruition. Second,
causing rising dust.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             there are always some cabals surround-
Station                      Max          Min                                                                                                Aug 27, 2011                                                                                        the Cabinet held an extraordinary meet-
                             Rec          Exp                                                                                                                                                                                                    ing to endorse the bill establishing an         ing these leaders and they are often
Kuwait City                    48          36
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 anti- corruption authority. In this con-        hypocrites and corrupt; they tell the
Kuwait Airport                 48          31                          Beacon M28                  41    32      32      6ft      SE       Max temp..................................................47C
Nuwaiseeb                      45          29                          Beacon N6                   45    30       -      6ft      SE       Min temp...................................................26C                                        text, one may cite that the Arab world          president what he wants to hear. Ronald
Wafra                          49          28                          Umm Al-Maradem              41    33       -      6ft      SE       Max Rh.....................................................19%                                        witnessed the foundation of similar             Reagan was the one who entrenched the
Salmi                          47          29                          Sea island Buoy             38    33      33      6ft      SE       Min Rh......................................................03%                                                                                       father-like president figure with his
Abdaly                         49          29                          Salmiyah                    45    33       -      6ft      SE       Max Wind........................................N 39 km/h                                             authorities, but they were mostly futile
Jalaliyah                      47          31                          Julaia Port                 41    30       -      6ft      SE       Total Rainfall in 24 hr ...........................00 mm                                              and empty of essential content. Last            character and demeanor but that didn’t
Failaka                        44          30                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    make him indispensable. The reason is
Ahmadi Port                    41          35                                  Tide times at Shuwaikh Port                                  Recorded yesterday at South Dolphin                                                                  Sunday, the Jordanian parliament
Umm Al-Maradem                 41          33                                                                                              Min/Max/ Air Temp ...............................32/42C                                               endorsed a draft law for fighting cor-          simple: institutionalization, firm execu-
                                                                       1st high tide:...........................................23:45
Warba-Bubiyan                  48          29                          2nd high tide: .........................................10:30       Min/Max Rel Hum ...............................07/65%                                                 ruption. Also, Egypt, Syria, Algeria, the       tive and parliamentary systems, free
                 Marine Forecast                                       1st low tide: ............................................04:45     Wind Direction/Wind Speed............N/34 km/h
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Palestinian National Authority and              press and free people are the essential
Station                     Max     Min     Sea         Today’s        2nd low tide:...........................................18:00       Prev Wave Dir/Max Wave Ht..................N/1 ft
                            Exp     Rec     Surf        Waves                                                                              Min/Max Sea Surface Temp ................32/33C                                                       many other neighboring countries had            requirements.”
                                                                       Sunrise: ..................................................05:23
                                                   Ht      Direction   Sunset: ...................................................18:16    Sea Current .....................................Upwelling                                            earlier witnessed the establishing of                       — Compiled by Zaki Taleb
South Dolphin                46 33         31      6ft         SE                                                                            — Directorate General of Civil Aviation,
Ahmadi L/V                   38 33         33      6ft         SE      Recorded yesterday at Kuwait Airport                                Meteorological Dept.                                                       Al-Mutawwa

				
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