(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The National Assembly's Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee rebuffed Sunday requests to lift parliamentary immunity of five MPs, while it approved a number of new bill and amendments to some laws.
The committee unanimously rejected all submitted requests by public prosecution concerning lifting parliamentary immunity on MPs Hamdan Al-Azmi, Saadoun Al-Otaibi, Faisal Al-Duwaisan, Safa Al-Hashem, and Nabil Al-Fadel due to presence of "malicious intent", MP Mubarak Al-Harees told reporters following the committee's meeting.
Al-Harees also said that the committee has also approved a bill on amending some articles in Law No 6 of 2008, concerning transforming Kuwait Airways (KAC) into a shareholding company and referred the bill to relevant parliamentary committee.
He added that the committee members have approved a proposed law on job sability for Kuwaitis working at public and oil sectors and refer it to the relevant committee.
The committee has also approved a bill on banning commercial acts during Friday prayers and, and a bill on founding a Kuwaiti shareholding company, named "National Company for Livestock Trade" with view to help the state achieve food security, said the lawmaker.
He disclosed that the committee has rebuffed a draft law on placing cap on expatriates' residency in Kuwait due to its "unconstitutionality", as well as presence of some suspicions about the ability to implement it.
In addition, the committee postponed making a decision on five draft laws to amend articles regarding some provisions of Law No 35/1962 on parliamentary elections, Al-Harees said, adding that the committee has also adjourned discussing a proposed law concerning civil and social rights for illegal residents.