Abadi's alliance seeks to renew corruption charges against Maliki

Abadi's alliance seeks to renew corruption charges against Maliki

2019/04/02 | 01:30 - Source: Baghdad Post

(ThisDay | Iraq News Now)- 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-SadrThe 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.

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