Congress: Maliki will have $ 40 billion to expand its influence
09/25/2012 - 3:21 pm |

The members of the House of Representatives fear of passing a law infrastructure, considering that owning Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki $ 40 billion could be a reason to strengthen its influence and expand his control over the power, through the use of this money to buy weapons, and the militarization of society in building complexes and military barracks .

For his part, criticized the head of the Iraqi National Congress MP Ahmad Chalabi infrastructure law believing it is a remarkably thoughtful to exert political pressure in order to pass.

Chalabi said in a press statement received the long version of it yesterday, "said the law revolve around suspicions and objected to by the people and his deputies", and described the unacceptable. Chalabi added, "that the law will connect the country debt amid poor security conditions, in which at risk and there is a high probability to a halt some projects," stressing that "significant concerns and guarantees is uncertain."

Chalabi concluded by saying that "the vote on this law is a big mistake."

For her part, the Liberal bloc that the law can not be passed unless take their comments into consideration, stressing the support of law "limits reasonable" to ensure the absence of financial and administrative corruption stressing at the same time that the amendments were limited to four points, notably benefit ministries not the private sectors of the contracts companies. Kurdistan Alliance MP Mahmoud Othman likely not to vote on the law being "subject to outbidding political not technical." Osman said that "fear of the passing of the bill blocs may be logical, particularly in relation to the subject of the possibility of using al-Maliki of money and convert it for the purposes of expanding its influence."

Osman said in a statement to the reporter term in the House of Representatives that "Maliki Without these money practiced arrests and continuing raids against the lists and how if blocs had the money could be used for military purposes or to protect the office and expand the circle of influence." Othman continued that "the blocks believes that al-Maliki is trying to contract with companies that do not care about infrastructure as far as contracting with companies and countries to import weapons and military equipment and build military units." The law includes the allocation of infrastructure funds to build camps and import weapons to lift the reality of the military and security system contract with international companies.

Othman criticized parties which are of the original post in the ruling, saying that "the agreements before the formation of the government was carrying the title of national partnership, but they disagree when inserts law the benefit of the people."

Osman ruled the law passed in the session today (yesterday) because of political differences still ongoing between the blocs, likely approval in the event of low crisis and tamed initiative Talabani. To the Liberal bloc announced its support for the law infrastructure "reasonable limits" on the grounds that it is important laws and where a large amount of money, and must be studied thoroughly. A member of the Liberal bloc MP Jawad Alshahyla that "Sadrists asked to clarify several points, notably to be useful for ministries and law not to private sectors, because we do not know who is the beneficiary of the contracts to be concluded with the companies." He Alshahyla in an interview with the term "Liberal bloc demanded the government clarify the quality of the companies that would contract with them before they vote on it." The Alshahyla said that his bloc "demanded the ceilings of time that will be the payment of corporate profits and the size of the benefits from the minimum to the maximum."

And fear of some blocks of owning Maliki $ 40 billion explained Alshahyla that "some fear in this regard may not devoid of health, considering that blocks generated has convictions distrust policy-Maliki, as well as the lack of assurances provided by this law," criticizing the preparation of such a law without State guarantees not sedate equivalent to the amount of money that will be spent in it. "In contrast downplayed State of Law coalition led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki from the fear of some MPs from owning Maliki's $ 40 billion, considering that the infrastructure law, if approved, will be implemented in the next parliamentary session not room for the owners to dispose of these funds for personal valid. and MP for the coalition of state law, Abbas al-Bayati said the law needs to be two years in order to enter the implementation phase.

Bayati said in a statement to the extent yesterday that "who consider the law of infrastructure in the interest of the party or person and deluded Mtohmon, but they want to make the law vulnerable to political speculations, and weaken the role of the government in the development of infrastructure to a great extent." Bayati accused parties objecting to the law of infrastructure that they "do not want to provide infrastructure benefit of the citizen." He pointed out that "the National Alliance to support this law with all its components, and the Liberal bloc and the citizen and the other does not object to prevent voting on it, in addition to the Kurdistan Alliance for the friendly amendments and remarks minor was taken into consideration," adding that "the Department of opponents has shrunk and we are optimistic about the passed both today (yesterday) or at a meeting next Thursday. " Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called, during a press conference held at the parliament building on the sidelines hosted, to vote on the bill infrastructure, while stressing that the project includes removing excesses and finding solutions for bypassing, pointed out that he will be contracted with companies sober in countries Japan, Korea and China for the implementation of infrastructure projects, as demanded by the House of Representatives to allocate $ 37 billion for the advancement of the country's infrastructure.

Maliki renewed, on September 19 the current, on the sidelines of chairing the regular meeting of the Coordinating Body Supreme governorates not organized into a Region invited to "pass a bill infrastructure which falls under the development of the GNP.

The earlier law reactions from different blocs, where he confirmed the Iraqi National Alliance, led by Ibrahim al-Jaafari, the need for the enactment of the infrastructure after the lifting of reservations raised on it and replace it, and when he called the need to expedite a vote on laws proposed in the House of Representatives, pointed to the importance of unifying the positions of all components. While confirming the Iraqi List led by Iyad Allawi, they will not vote on the draft law without amendments him, and demanded identification geographical areas in which they are implementing projects after legislation law, as MP for the coalition of state law, Abbas al-Bayati, the refusal of some MPs on the Law of infrastructure b "political and non-professional," he said, adding that the political blocs will support the law, and carry objectors responsibility to the people.

Considered Services Committee in the House, that the draft law infrastructure as current supported only a coalition of state law, as ruled the House vote on the law without amendment, while considered the Iraqi bloc free to not vote on the law infrastructure "treason to the homeland," calling to not be political motivation behind not to vote on the law, also confirmed that it would be the use of companies that established in the former highways between provinces.