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Kuwait Interior Min. refers alleged Public Funds squandering to prosecutor

Minister of Interior Sheikh Khaled Jarrah Al-Sabah
Minister of Interior Sheikh Khaled Jarrah Al-Sabah
KUWAIT, March 13 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Minister of Interior Sheikh Khaled Jarrah Al-Sabah said Tuesday he referred to Public Prosecution reports by State Audit Bureau, parliament and MoI's investigation committee over alleged squandering in ministry's hospitality provision.
Sheikh Khaled, also Deputy Prime Minister, said he made the decision after the reports concluded there was an alleged public fund squandering as well as forging official documents.
Sheikh Khaled said a number of senior employees were suspended until end of interrogation, the ministry said in a statement.
He said the ministry conducted an internal investigation after the State Audit Bureau concluded there were violations in hospitality provision in fiscal years 2014-15 and 2015-16.
The ministry investigation reached same results concluded by Audit Bureau and Parliament's Budget and Final State Committee, that there was an alleged waste in public fund, explained the minister.
Sheikh Khaled said the ministry's legal action were fully supported by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, who reiterated importance of preserving public funds.
Sheikh Khaled thanked the parliament and Audit Bureau for their transparency in scrutinizing expenditures. (end) abd.bs