A member of Kuwait’s parliament Saturday pledged a one-time donation of $10,000 and a monthly salary to the wife of George Zreik, who self-immolated Thursday over a dispute with his daughter’s school over the payment of fees.
Kuwaiti MP Khalaf al-Aanazi told local news channel Al Jadeed that he had been “pained” by the incident.
“I wanted to make this contribution, if you [Lebanon] let me, of course. … My conscience made me feel I needed to do something,” he added. Aanazi said he had happened to currently be in Lebanon, and would seek to donate the money directly to the family, rather than via NGOs.
George Zreik has set himself on fire in front of a private school that refused to provide him with transfer documents for his daughter due to unpaid fees.
The state-run National News Agency said Friday that Zreik had requested the documents to transfer his daughter to a public school.
Zreik was laid to rest Saturday in his hometown of Ras Masqa in Koura, after succumbing to his serious burns Friday morning.