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Kuwaiti MP proposes law amendment for gas prices hike

Khalil Al-Saleh says the government should refer to the National Assembly for approval first

Kuwaiti MP proposes law amendment for gas prices hike

A Kuwaiti MP has submitted a proposal that requires the government to refer to the National Assembly for approval before increasing the prices of gas.

The proposal by MP Khalil Al Saleh came in the form of an amendment to law 79/1995 which relates to the financial costs of public facilities and services, reported Kuwait Times.

He said the assembly’s lack of gas price supervision prompted him to present the law “that commits the government not to increase gasoline prices until after referring to parliament”.

MP Ahmad Mutee Al-Azemi also proposed halting price liberalization and instead continuing with the commerce ministry’s previous decision to stabilise them.

He said increasing gas prices would hurt citizens and will deeply affect citizens who “cannot bear any increase in prices”.