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Abadi's alliance seeks to renew corruption charges against Maliki


Nasr Alliance, headed by Haidar al-Abadi, is leading a movement to open the case against leader of the State of Law Coalition and former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki related to the waste of public money during his rule, Lebanese Al-Akhbar said.

The official investigations fuel political conflicts. Some opponents are trying to exploit them according to serve their interests, the report said.

The report said that 78 MPs submitted, days ago, a request to the presidency of the parliament to form a fact-finding committee to discuss the circumstances of the Camp Speicher Massacre committed by ISIS in June 2014, as well as cases of squandering public funds during the government of Maliki.

MP Yousef al-Kalabi of the Nasr Alliance, allied with Saairun Alliance, National Wisdom Alliance, and Iraqi National List have accused Maliki and his government of spending huge sums of money outside the controls adopted in the draft federal budget in 2014, to implement alleged economic projects and services.


Muqtada Al-Sadr

The Iraqi Shia cleric and prominent political leader Muqtada Al-Sadr has threatened to investigate former Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki for corruption, according to media reports in October last year.

Sadr’s Spokesman Sheikh Salah Al-Obeidi said the “thieves” would be held accountable, in addition to Al-Maliki’s men, “who brought back the thieves to Iraq and covered up their corruption”.

“The abundance of corruption crimes during the past years does not mean that crimes committed against the Iraqis would be abandoned,” he announced.

The spokesman concluded: “There is a lot to reveal in the coming days.”

These remarks came after a tweet posted by the head of the National Movement for Development and Reform party, Jamal Al-Karbouli, in which he called for the people who preach morals to teach themselves before teaching others.

The veiled comment was directed at Al-Sadr after he launched an appeal calling for people to ignore the sectarian partition of the government and allowing the designate prime minister to choose technocrats for his government.

Last Modified: Tuesday، 02 April 2019 01:17 AM