Sat. AM TNT News Articles 10-22-22



Parliamentary move to toughen penalties against theft of public money

Friday, the Parliamentary Legal Committee revealed a move to find an amendment to the Iraqi Penal Code that supports the anti-corruption process and holds public money thieves accountable with strict articles, noting that it will seek to include in it paragraphs preventing dual nationals from taking high positions in the state.

A member of the committee, Representative Aref Al-Hamami, told the official channel, which was followed by (Al-Oula News), that “the effective Iraqi penal code was legislated decades ago and does not rise to the level of current challenges, especially the anti-corruption file, and it should be amended to deter the theft of public money with strict articles.”

He added, “The committee is working to find a new legal amendment in the Iraqi Penal Code that provides clear and explicit articles that hold the corrupt and the thieves of the world’s money accountable to reduce this phenomenon. to escape from the country.”

He continued, “The formulations of the amendment require holding meetings and hosting representatives from the Ministry of Justice, the Supreme Judicial Council and jurists, and we will work to include in it very severe penalties that will hold the corrupt accountable and stop wasting public money.”

He pointed out that “the anti-corruption file also requires the expansion of the use of technological development in the administrative systems within the state and its circulation, especially e-governance to deter corruption and monitor money exchange operations.”

Japan: Iraq is a strong country capable of encouraging investment


On Saturday, the Japanese Foreign Ministry called on all political parties to cooperate with Minister-designate Muhammad Shia of Sudan in forming a new government that works to address challenges, while noting that Iraq is a strong country capable of encouraging investment. 

“The Japanese government encourages political stability in Iraq in order to continue cooperation between the two countries and develop trade and investment relations,” said Kenisuke Nakaoka, Director General of the Middle East and Africa Department at the Japanese Foreign Ministry, in a statement reported by the official “Al-Sabah” newspaper.

The Japanese official added, “Next year, a ceremony will be held on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the Japanese presence in Al-Muthanna Governorate,” expecting that the ceremony will witness officials from both countries.

He stressed that “Iraq is a strong country capable of encouraging investment, diversifying sources of income and the return of non-governmental industries in order to engage many unemployed youth, especially since Iraq has entered a new stage in the political and economic fields.”

Nakaoka pointed out that “there are many projects that have been implemented, and some of them are continuing, by the Japanese companies (Jayaka) and (Jetro), and this work will continue, the provision of loans and soft grants, and the acceleration of the electricity process that revives the economy. and energy.   link

New Jaguar Land Rover facility in Baghdad

Sardar Trading Agencies, the official distributor of Jaguar Land Rover in Iraq, has opened a new $12-million Jaguar Land Rover facility in Baghdad’s Al Mansour district.


According to a report from Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), the facility is a one-stop shop built on 6,000m² of land with a total build area of around 17,000m² including multiple floors.

The showroom exhibits up to 18 cars, and the site includes a service centre and spare parts warehouse.

The intensification of the conflict over 5 ministries delays the formation of the Sudanese government

The Wisdom Movement, led by Ammar al-Hakim, which is part of the coordination framework, revealed on Saturday the reason for delaying the formation of the new government, headed by Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani.

The leader in the movement, Rahim Al-Aboudi, told Shafak News Agency, “The reason for delaying the formation of the new government, headed by Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, is the existence of internal conflict and disagreement between the political blocs, and this includes all blocs and parties.” He explained, “The conflict focuses on the sovereign ministries such as (the interior, defense, foreign affairs, finance, oil,” noting that “the dispute over these ministerial portfolios still exists.”

The leader of the Al-Hikma Movement stressed, “The dialogues and negotiations will continue in order to hold a session of the Iraqi parliament this week to give confidence to Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani and his government.”

The House of Representatives intends to hold a special session to pass the ministerial cabinet for the person in charge of forming the government, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, in the middle of next week.

The comprehensive coordinating framework of the Shiite forces, with the exception of the Sadrist movement, announced, yesterday evening, Thursday, the mandate of the prime minister, Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, to choose candidates to fill the ministries according to his criteria and to propose alternative candidates, while stressing the exclusion of the ministries of defense and interior from political quotas.

Shafak News Agency has learned that there are differences over some ministerial portfolios, as well as pressure exerted on Al-Sudani in this regard, which led to the exclusion of the inclusion of the voting file on the cabinet in a session scheduled to be held next Saturday.

Source: Dinar Recaps



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