Dow Chemical’s report to be returned to committee
KUWAIT: Well-informed parliamentary sources said that the government wants to return the Dow Chemical’s report to the parliament’s public funds protection committee once it is put up for discussion in Tuesday’s session. The sources explained that lawmakers disagree concerning the report and that some of them rejected it because the committee had not listened to the testimonies of former senior oil sector officials accused in the case.
MP Khalil Al-Saleh stressed that Kuwait Airways Company’s (KAC) insistence to transfer a large number of its employees to other government bodies with the excuse that they have legal and financial statuses was not convincing. Saleh added that resorting to the fatwa and legislation department was but an attempt to give this ‘suspicious’ decision a legal form and hide behind the decisions taken by the fatwa department.
The Kuwaiti-Iraqi joint oil committee decided postponing some joint oil projects and further discuss them during the next meeting of the joint supreme committee due to be held next month. Informed sources said the delay was due to technical proceedings in those projects as well as low oil prices. The sources added that the Iraqi side stressed readiness to act as a bridge to deliver Iranian gas to Kuwait once an agreement was made in this regard, especially since using Iraqi territories would be much easier than building a pipeline between Kuwait and Iran.