Bangladeshi MP Mohammad Shahid Islam who was alleged to be involved in human trafficking, money laundering and bribing officials in Kuwait claimed himself ‘clean’ in the public prosecution investigations in the city on Thursday, reports the Arab Times.
‘I am clean…but officials are not clean!’ said Shahid, adding, ‘I have 9,000 workers in Kuwait, and 100 per cent worthy tenders. No one has complained about my achievement of work, but some officials are stopping my tenders, only way of passing them is by paying the money, so what do I do in such case ?! ‘
Sources stated that the Bangladeshi MP, in order to defend himself and denying the charges against him, said in the investigations that his companies owned equipment that other companies did not possess, as evidence of the quality of the services he provided to the government agencies contracted with, while the whole problem lied with some officials.
Regarding the time the case needed to be referred to the criminal court, the source said,‘Such an issue, with the disclosure of names, personalities and seriousness of charges, needs a long time to ensure that no official or citizen who had a hand in it was left without accountability.’
Shahid Islam was arrested by Kuwait authorities on June 7.The Kuwaiti authorities launched the investigations after getting information that Shahid Islam brought in thousands of workers from Bangladesh and took huge sums of money from them as ‘service charges’.