Our participation in new KRG cabinet does not mean we will be silent about corruption: Gorran

Gorran's participation part of reform project
Head of the Change Movement (Gorran) caucus in the Kurdistan Parliament Ali Hama Salih (File)

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SULAIMANI – Head of the Change Movement (Gorran) caucus in the Kurdistan Parliament Ali Hama Salih said on Friday (June 14) his party’s participation in the new Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) cabinet did not mean our lawmakers should be silent to corruption.

Hama Salih said on his official Facebook account that that purpose of Gorran’s participation in the new KRG cabinet was for  making reforms, and necessary measures had been taken for the implementing of the reform projects.

“We have prepared tens of corruption cases in the different sectors in order that the new cabinet will make investigations into them… and if anyone thinks that that Gorran’s participation means to be silent to the wrongdoer, I am making them certain that they have misunderstood. The future will clarify that,” Hama Salih said.

The member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leadership Aras Hisso Mirkhan said late on Thursday (June 14) that his party would not accept hypocrisy from anyone and any party, as well as he called on the Change Movement to voice its stances regarding a statement by Gorran’s lawmaker Hoshyar Abdulla in the Iraqi Parliament.

“We will form the new Kurdistan Regional Government soon, as well as the new KRG cabinet will make an agreement with Baghdad about budget and oil,” Mirkhan said.

“Gorran, which is supposed to take part in the new KRG cabinet, should clarify its stances to the KDP regarding the statement by Hoshyar Abdulla.”

Gorran lawmaker Hoshyar Abdulla visited the federal court in Baghdad and met with the court’s president and members along with three other Kurdish lawmakers in order to follow up on a lawsuit filed by the Iraqi oil minister against the KRG ministry of natural resources.

(NRT Digital Media)