Kuwaiti oil minister Bakhit Al-Rashidi is facing opposition from the country’s parliament after ten MPs signed a no-confidence motion against him, Reuters has reported.
The move comes after a session questioning his management of Kuwait’s oil portfolio.
MP Abdulwahab Al-Babtain said that Al-Rashidi was responsible for $9 billion losses stemming from a joint refinery project undertaken by Kuwait and Vietnam, according to the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).
KUNA reported Al-Rashidi as saying that the remarks made by the MPs during the questioning were “speculations” and not based on official reports.
The earliest a vote of no-confidence can take place is one week after the motion being raised.