Legislators of insults, forgery & destruction |
Arab Times - 31 May, 2012
Author: Ahmed Al-Jarallah
Perhaps, something harmful can also be beneficial. Despite the gravity of the penalty imposed on Kuwait due to the botched deal with Dow Chemical Company, we can still say we have benefited from the case, in one way or the other, due to the exposure of the actual motives of MPs who always point accusatory fingers at others and the extent of the damage caused by their actions.
This is not the first economic and political tragedy we can attribute to these MPs; and maybe it will not be the last if no step is taken to deter them. Recently, they used Twitter to flood the society with allegations in relation to the so-called ‘foreign transfers’, making some sectors believe their words at the time.
However, the Ministers Court exposed their deception when it affirmed that the funds went through the correct channels; pointing out the money was neither disbursed in the form of bribery nor pocketed by former Prime Minister HH Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad. Instead of accepting the historic ruling, these MPs have continued to accuse others, up to the point of committing perjury. They even sent a letter signed by the National Assembly speaker to the Judiciary Council, demanding the sole right to rule on cases involving ministers. The Judicial Council has outrightly rejected their demand and halted them in their tracks in a matter which is considered to be against the law and the separation of authorities principle.
The foreign transfers issue will not be the last of the provocative and deceptive practices of this group. They have fabricated the multimillion deposit scandal and used it to provoke the people to move against some former MPs whom they accused of receiving bribes and grants, as well as stealing. This supposed scam is one of the lies produced by the ‘factory of fabricated stories’.
Everyone thought the dissolution of the previous legislature will put everything in the right perspective only to find out later that this group of lawmakers had deceived the public in a bid to implement their special agenda to dominate the Parliament. Even if the case has yet to be finalized, all indicators suggest that the accusation is just one of these MPs’ lies, which will hit a dead end just like the previous ones, because you cannot give what you don’t have. From where will they get billions to deposit into the accounts of those they have accused of wrongdoing, considering everything in this country is being monitored?
Sheikh Nasser has once given them a piece of his mind in relation to their deceptive and reckless practices, during which he showed concern for the welfare of Kuwait. Through his patriotic stand, he made them lose their temper and composure; such that their lewdness had driven them to mess around with everything in the country. They started blaming others for their mistakes and at other times they threatened to go back to the street to conceal their incompetence. Ironically, they are members of the parliamentary majority.
The best thing about all this is the people now see their true colors, especially since they have nothing in mind but to take control over the entire nation. They are the worst spenders of public funds, as was clearly manifested in the Dow case. The people of Kuwait have also discovered that these lawmakers’ honey-coated words are just a ploy to buy more time to command the voters.
Time lost can never be recovered. Whatever the Majority Bloc has achieved through tribal and sectarian alliances will not happen again; because its members want power. All of them pretend to be sheikhs, daydreaming about the acquisition of power on a bed of roses. Now that they are under the scrutiny of the public, whoever believed them before will not fall into the same trap twice.
Over the last four months, the people have realized that the parliamentary majority is deceptive, vindictive and politically bankrupt. They have not revealed their ambitions, yet all the laws they have passed, so far, were meant to oppress, restrict freedom, contravene principles and hijack the judiciary. Furthermore, they want to impose their will on the people by interfering in the affairs of the government, something which contradicts the public’s aspirations and wishes.
Most of the people are now aware of the threat posed by forging the report on the storming of the parliament building. They are also aware of the aim to dishonor and violate the constitutional institutions, as a preliminary move to use force and instigate chaos to achieve personal goals in an illegal manner. The alleged revision of the previous parliamentary report, as claimed by the majority, is clearly a wake-up call for everyone to listen attentively; because overlooking such acts will only consolidate the principle of forgery under the pressure of the mob.
Unfortunately, National Assembly Speaker Ahmad Al-Saadoun, who is supposed to be vigilant to ensure the safety of the house of democracy, had signed the ‘forgery letter’. Anyone who says Al-Saadoun has become a toy in their hands should not face charges; considering they pass whatever they want through him. In fact, he cannot control them. One of them even had the audacity to claim, ‘’We put Al-Saadoun where he is now, so we can also remove him from the leadership seat at the Parliament.”
The economic tragedy caused by the parliamentary majority has become a lesson for the entire economic spectrum. Probably, this is the right time for the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Group of 26 to review their statements, especially after they fell victim when they adopted the ideology of the deceptive group. They should ponder on the Dow deal and those behind its cancellation. They have to know how the political-blackmailing militia had waged a fierce war, particularly since many people had tried to warn them against the cancellation of the deal and its dire consequences.
Indeed, the statements of the chamber and the Group of 26 at that time were disheartening. In fact, these statements have added fuel into the crisis and perhaps, they have realized by now that the fabricated stories of the destructive majority always look prettier from outside.
What manifestation clearer than the Dow case is the chamber and Group of 26 waiting for? What will they say about the restrictive laws passed by the Majority Bloc? What about the efforts of this bloc to violate the foundation of the emirate? What will be their stand on the statement of a lawmaker who allegedly told a diplomat, ‘’We are the future once the ruling family leaves’’; or another who told his colleague, ‘’If the Parliament is dissolved, we will increase the ceiling of our demands’’? Aren’t these statements clear indicators of the intentions of the bloc against Kuwait to ruin national economy and social texture of the people?
Under such circumstances, it is imperative for the higher authority and the people of Kuwait to protect their country by preventing the parliamentary group of aggravators from spreading ‘social cancer’ in Kuwait, so that, in the future, we don’t find ourselves hostages of political characteristics we have never encountered before. Also, we do not want to see the transformation of the National Assembly into an institution headed by destructive revolutionist leaders.