Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

World

Kuwaiti prime minister, judges slam corruption allegations made by opposition figure

  • Mideast Kuwait protests-1.jpg

    Former opposition lawmaker Musallam al-Barrack, right, gives a speech at al-Irada Square, Kuwait City on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Kuwaitis protested against government corruption, demanding transparency in government and an economic revival in the Gulf Arab country that was once one of the region's most attractive for foreign investment. (AP Photo/Gustavo Ferrari) (The Associated Press)

  • fc0296d9b081b516560f6a7067006ed0.jpg

    Kuwaiti citizens gather at al-Irada Square, Kuwait City on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Kuwaitis protested against government corruption, demanding transparency in government and an economic revival in the Gulf Arab country that was once one of the region's most attractive for foreign investment. (AP Photo/Gustavo Ferrari) (The Associated Press)

  • Mideast Kuwait protests-3.jpg

    Kuwaiti citizens gather at al-Irada Square, Kuwait City on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Kuwaitis protested against government corruption, demanding transparency in government and an economic revival in the Gulf Arab country that was once one of the region's most attractive for foreign investment. (AP Photo/Gustavo Ferrari) (The Associated Press)

Kuwait's prime minister has hit back at allegations of corruption made by a leading opposition figure who says he has documents proving billions of dollars in illicit transfers were made to senior officials, including judges.

Jaber Al-Mubarak says Musallam al-Barrack's documents are of no value and do not pass examination. Al-Mubarak was quoted in local newspapers Wednesday making the remarks to members of Kuwait's parliament, who called for a discussion of the documents.

The Finance Minister was also quoted saying the documents are difficult to authenticate because they lack important details.

Kuwait's Supreme Judicial Council ordered an inquiry into the "lies and fabrications" made by al-Barrack, who revealed the documents to more than 6,000 protesters late Tuesday. His opposition group had called for the anti-corruption rally in the Gulf monarchy.