Grilling mo­tions in the past

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS - By Dr Saleh Al-Ojairi

The first in­ter­pel­la­tion ever filed in the Na­tional As­sem­bly was in the 1960s, when late law­maker Mo­hammed Ahmed Al-Rasheed grilled the late min­is­ter of so­cial af­fairs and la­bor Ab­dul­lah Me­shari AlRoud­han. The mo­tion was over can­celling the term ‘first cat­e­gory’ used to de­scribe houses within Kuwait City’s bound­aries, which were bought by the govern­ment. The grilling also in­quired about al­lo­cat­ing these houses to those who needed tem­po­rary ac­com­mo­da­tion un­til all the houses were bought and then demolished to pave the way for new projects.

The third in­quiry on the grilling mo­tion’s list was about the rea­sons why the ap­pli­ca­tions filed to get these houses by those with lim­ited in­come out­num­bered the ones that were al­ready avail­able. The ses­sion was held in the min­is­ter’s of­fice in­stead of the As­sem­bly hall and it was at­tended by the hous­ing min­is­ter, my­self and Rasheed, and the mat­ter was set­tled within an hour. What is wrong with grilling mo­tions filed now? Have they be­come void of good in­ten­tions?

— Trans­lated by Kuwait Times

What is wrong with grilling mo­tions filed now? Have they be­come void of good in­ten­tions?

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