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Kuwaiti MPs to file motions over increased fuel prices

MPs have also called on the government to stop the issuance of free fuel coupons to state officials

Kuwaiti MPs to file motions over increased fuel prices

Several MPs in Kuwait will file motions over the government’s decision to increase fuel prices.

MP Hamdan Al-Azmi is likely to file an interpellation against Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Acting Minister of Oil Anas Al-Saleh over the price increase, reported Kuwait Times.

MP Ahmad Al-Qudhaibi is expected to file a case against Minister of Commerce and Industry Yousuf Al-Ali over his decision to halt the freezing of goods’ prices three months after he made the move ahead of the fuel prices increase.

The upsurge in fuel prices has reportedly put public pressure on MPs ahead of the elections in 2017.

Moreover, MP Faisal Al-Shaya called on the government to stop the issuance of free fuel coupons to ministers, lawmakers, Municipal Council members and senior state officials in order to “achieve social justice”.

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