MuhammadAli Bukhari writes for DOT
 The Public Prosecution of Kuwait has asked its National Assembly to lift the immunity of their two lawmakers suspected of links to a major corruption scam led by a Bangladeshi MP Kazi Shahid Papul, who is under interrogation in the country. Although, both of those MPs have denied any links to the scandal, saying their names were dragged into the case for political reasons, reports in top lead news by the Daily Kuwait Times.
 The prosecution submitted its request to the speaker through the Ministry of Justice. The Assembly must vote within 30 days on it, otherwise the immunity ceases automatically. Under Kuwaiti law, MPs enjoy powerful immunity under which they cannot be arrested, detained or questioned by the prosecution or courts unless their immunity is lifted or they voluntarily agree to the interrogation. The immunity ceases during parliamentary recess periods. The Bangladeshi MP has been under detention for several weeks on suspicion of corruption, bribery and human trafficking in persons. He has reportedly revealed a large number of names of his links, which include senior government officials, MPs and businessmen.