Former MPs mull contesting results
Former MP and fifth constituency candidate Abdullah Ibrahim Al-Tamimi criticized what he described as violations committed during the parliamentary elections. He added that along with his legal team, he was considering contesting the election results at the constitutional court. He also urged the interior and the justice ministers to investigate what took place during the poll count. Meanwhile, former MP and fourth constituency candidate Dr Hussein Al-Qowaian also intends to contest the election results at the constitutional court.
A citizen was arrested for attempting to stab his son-inlaw at the Ahmadi court. The man accused his son-in-law of ‘stalling’ procedures to divorce his daughter. He also accused him of verbal assault. Meanwhile, a citizen who had been indicted of murder in a case that took place at 360 mall, and sentenced to 10 years in prison was yesterday acquitted by the court of appeal. Separately, the court of appeal yesterday rejected the first instance court’s contests of decisions made by the speaker of the house on appointing three citizens at the National Assembly.
The Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) issued a temporary ban on importing live poultry, eggs and chicks from Algeria, where the avian flu virus H7N1 has been detected. PAAAFR also banned similar imports from Poland and Switzerland due to detecting the H5N8 virus there. The decision was made as a preventive measure taken according to World Organization for Animal Health regulations as well as the GCC veterinary quarantine. The decision also mandated importers of any infected shipments to re-export them at their own expense.
Lawyer Khaled Al-Qahtani announced that the court of appeals yesterday cancelled Education Minister Bader AlEssa’s decision banning studying for masters and PhD degrees in law abroad. Notably, Essa had refused to accredit these degrees of postgraduate students who had studied abroad.