Kuwait: Yesterday, Defense Minister Sheikh Hamad Javert al-Ali al-Saber distrusted 23 votes against 18 thanks to 10 lawmakers who left the opposition and voted in favor of the minister. Survived the resolution. The minister thanked lawmakers for renewing their trust in him and vowed that he would continue to fight corruption.
A motion of no confidence was filed last week by opposition from 10 MPs after parliamentarian Hamdan al-Azemi burned over allegations of female acceptance and corruption in the military. The motion required 24 votes to pass the minister, a senior member of the ruling Arsaba family, and to be automatically dismissed.
Ten opposition lawmakers, who were in the opposition block of 31 lawmakers, voted in favor of the minister. Most of them said the charges against the minister were not eligible to leave him absent. During yesterday’s brief debate, two lawmakers agreed with the minister and two opposed the minister.
MP Abdullah Al-Turaiji described the minister as a reformist, accusing him of “public fund thieves usually targeting ministers who are members of the ruling party’s family.” He said the minister had demanded fatwas from women participating in military service and referred to anti-corruption authorities for statements made by the Audit Office on Eurofighter’s transactions.
After Fatwa was issued by the Aukaf province and the Fatwa authorities on Islamic affairs, Sheikh Hamad set six conditions that women must meet to join the Kuwait military. Women must obtain legal guardianship or husband’s permission, wear hijab, work only in medical and support positions, avoid military and field training, carry weapons, and fill necessary vacant seats. You only need to register if you need it.
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