Friday, March 25, 2005


Islamists in the Kuwaiti Parliament continue to flex their political muscle by questioning government ministers. This time, the target is Minister of Health Muhammad al-Jarallah, who stands accused of mismanagement and corruption with regard to the country's state hospital system. If I remember correctly, government ministers can vote in Parliament, so this might be an attempt by the Islamists to postpone the government's getting the majority needed to pass its women's suffrage legislation. Certainly the liberals in Parliament aren't going along with this, though they have made their own accusations against a Salafi minister.


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