Iraqi parliament scraps financial privileges for state officials 19/11/2019 LOC22:2119:21 GMT

BAGHDAD, The Iraqi parliament approved a bill that scrapped financial privileges for senior state officials, part of the promises made by the government to honor demands of protesters.

The law, a copy of which obtained by KUNA, banned appropriations for medical treatment for all officials in the presidency, prime minister’s office and parliament speaker’s office, as well as all state institutions.

The parliament said each of president, prime minister and parliament speaker should not be allocated more than five cars.

The number of cars allocated for senior officials like ministers, governorates and undersecretaries was reduced, while no car would be allocated for MPs.

The law restricted lease for private planes with exception of the prime minister, and reduced per diem for official missions abroad.

Source: Kuwait News Agency