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The speaker of the Lower House, Abdel-Hadi al Majali, advised Kuwaiti politicians to put on a legislative model similar to our two-house parliament in Kuwait , he said that such model could help the Kuwaiti democracy.
After less than a day, Majali was fiercely attacked by many members of Kuwait's parliament, he was accused to interfere in Kuwait's internal affairs and one MP accused Majali to have converted the Kuwaiti democratic government into an "anti-costitutional, illegal and police government" , while other MPs criticized "Majali's intentions to arrest the development in Kuwait" . The cruelest declarations where from four MPs who said they are now afraid for the Kuwaiti democracy after the Majali's statements, the same MPs asked Majali to keep his advice for Jordan (? Jordan already has a Senate) and said the democracy in Jordan is retarded .
By sure Majali is not the man I most like on the earth's surface, I have respect to all other countries and especially Kuwait for their democratic reforms, however I find the Kuwaiti response too much exaggerated .
I do not think Majali has such a relevant influence on Kuwaitis who will make them drastically change their political system, no one can convince me that the government in Kuwait City makes its decision based on what the Jordanian House Speaker says, in my opinion, his declarations were not more than personal political visions, that are normally underestimated by other delegations, but things are different when we come with Kuwait.
All we know that the Jordanian parliament is not so beloved by Kuwaitis, we should return back in 90s and the "popular" Jordanian politics regarding Gulf War to simply know the reason. Everything becomes clearer, the attack on Majali is not caused by his successful actions to make Kuwait an undemocratic nation, the real problem is that Majali invited all parliament members to read the Fatiha on Saddam 's soul the day the former Iraqi president was hanged up; we can add to this many other actions not tolerated by our Kuwaiti brothers , also keep in mind that the Kuwaiti internal politics is not so perfect (on Kuwait's political work, there is a good article of Ahmad Jarallah, if you want to get a deeper look on what I talk about, please read it.)
My last word is about the Jordanian Senate, with no doubts, it safeguarded the constitution more than once (for example it banned the imprisonment of journalists after a law was approved by lower house), and it is known in Jordan that Senate do not represent a real democratic problem, yes, we have a lot of other problems, but, if our democracy is retarded because we have an upper house, then we should be proud that the British democracy is more retarded than ours!