‘Kuwait in dire need for enhancement of national unity’
End media war over Gulf crisis: MP Al-Deqbasi
MP Ali Al-Deqbasi has urged the government to close the chapter of political prosecutions in the same way the opposition closed the chapter of political boycott, insisting that the country is currently in dire need for enhancement of national unity, reports AlQabas daily.
In an interview, MP Al-Deqbasi praised the efforts exerted by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in mending the rift among the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), an endeavor which enjoys national and international support.
He called for an end to the media war over the current Gulf crisis, stressing that the GCC member states should take up all issues of conflict seriously in order to clear the regional atmosphere.
MP Al-Deqbasi also urged all Arab countries on the need to change the means and ways of facing the Zionist enemy, “if we want to create an effective impact when facing this criminal entity”.
He warned against retrogression in the ceiling of freedom in Kuwait, saying, “Through the enhancement of freedom is the door to actual reforms”.
Regarding creation of employment, the lawmaker affirmed his sincere interest in pushing for reforms and enhancement of freedom, as well as confronting the catastrophe of lack of job opportunities for Kuwaitis.
He stressed that every state official ought to know that those waiting in queues for employment have reached thousands, indicating that he wonders if the fund for small and medium enterprises is not being utilized effectively, as they can open many job opportunities for Kuwaiti youths.
Regarding to his past warning concerning wastage of funds and absence of a clear vision for reforms, MP Al-Deqbasi revealed that he is not sure if the government has a clear vision and plan, and whether its accomplishments or steps would help the country achieve its objectives. He added, “Any reform that does not provide job opportunities for citizens is rejected”.
He explained, “The country needs a vision. There are many ideas, but, at the same time, billions are being transferred overseas without any returns for the country. Despite having surplus revenues in the past, the current situation is different. During the surplus period, the government failed, so one can’t help but wonder if it can succeed under the current financial situation when we are in need of real solutions to face the financial burden”.
Al-Deqbasi called for reforms in the current electoral system in a manner that will guarantee stability, urging the political circle of the country to depend on the element of time to solve the challenges facing citizens.
He also urged to keep up with the contemporary developments worldwide especially in terms of freedom which has exceeded the issue of newspapers to satellite channels and social media, and to ensure that citizens can listen or watch real news without resorting to hearsay.
Al-Deqbasi concluded by saying, “Most important of all, enhancement of freedom and acceptance of criticism should be adopted in order to achieve actual and constructive strides towards reforms in social and political aspects”.