26 April 2006

Dollars in Kuwait?

$450,000 said stolen from PA finance minister during visit to Kuwait, according to Haaretz.

Palestinian Finance Minister Mahmoud al-Zahar has had $450,000 stolen from his hotel room during his current visit to Kuwait, the Itim news agency quoted the Kuwaiti media as saying Wednesday. According to the report, al-Zahar had asked the Kuwaiti authorities to keep the theft under wraps, but the incident was confirmed by a security official at the hotel.

There are several items of interest in this short piece of news:

The Finance Minister that lets money be stolen from him?
The hotel that does not wish to keep the news under wraps?

But most intriguing:

WTF Kuwaitis need such a measly amount for?