Second Kuwaiti minister resigns in the past two weeks

Al Arabiya News
Publication date: 
May 26 2014

The ruler of Kuwait accepted on Monday the resignation of the education minister, the second cabinet member to resign in two weeks, state-run KUNA news agency quoting an official statement.

The cabinet of the oil-rich Gulf nation was informed of the decision during its weekly meeting, the statement said.

No reason was given for the resignation of Education Minister Ahmad al-Mulaifi, but local media reported that he stepped down after two Egyptian workers were killed at a construction site for Kuwait's new university.

Commerce and Industry Minister Abdulmohsen al-Mudej was appointed to take over Mulaifi's portfolio until his replacement is found.

Earlier this month Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah accepted the resignation of Islamic Affairs Minister Nayef al-Ajmi, who quit citing health reasons.

Ajmi was accused by a senior U.S. official of promoting jihad in Syria.