Dow Chem­i­cal’s re­port to be re­turned to com­mit­tee

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By A Saleh

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.

KAC staff

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.

Oil projects

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.

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