Culture in Iraq neglected, says MP
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) MP Muayed al-Tayeb of the Parliamentary Culture Committee stressed that the culture in Iraq is neglected and marginalized.
Tayeb stated to Iraqi News “The culture in the new state of Iraq is neglected where the educated person who does not affiliate to political side lives difficult situation and remains on the sideline.”
“There is clear dereliction for the culture in Iraq,” he added confirming “This is obvious when we see that the members of the Parliamentary culture committee are only five members while the other parliamentary committees their members are no less than seven ones where the MPs seek to join the other committees such as the defense committee, foreign affairs, oil & energy.”
“Moreover, the budget of the culture ministry is insufficient and does not parallel the size of the wealth of Iraq and its deep-rooted civilization,” Tayeb concluded.