Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Kuwait

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Kuwait

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May 5: Two members of the parliament, Riyad al-Adasani and 'Abd al-Karim al- Kandari, resigned due to parliament's refusal and inability to investigate corruption allegations involving the prime minister. The parliament, dominated by pro-government members, rejected the lawmakers' demands to question the prune minister on allegations involving bribery and cash handouts. Speaker Marzuq al-Ghanim branded the resignations as part of a conspiracy to dissolve parliament. [ATE, 5/5]

June 10: Approximately 6,000 Kuwaitis gathered in Kuwait City to protest against government corruption and economic stagnation. Led by fonner opposition lawmaker Musallam al-Barrak, the protesters demanded political transparency, freedom of speech, and judicial impartiality. [WP, 6/10]

June 11: Prime Minister Jabir al-Mubarak A1 Sabah denied corruption charges after documents leaked by opposition figure Musallam al-Barrak claimed to reveal a series of bribery and money laundering offences linked to the premier. According to the documents, large sums of money were transfened illegally to senior members of the government, specifically the judiciary, to influence certain verdicts on political activists and opposition members. …

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