Manama: Kuwaiti lawmakers have called for stringent action against bloggers who have posted abusive remarks or comments targeting Prince Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the Saudi crown prince and interior minister who passed away on Saturday.

MP Mohammad Hayef said that those who post insulting remarks should be put on trial.

“We offer our condolences on the demise of Crown Prince Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz whose stances on defending scholars and resisting relentless onslaughts on the Muslim nation were outstanding,” he wrote on his Twitter account.

“The Kuwaiti government must silence the screeching crows who were pleased with the Prince’s death. They should be put on trial as they have no religious values that deter them from attacking the dead,” he wrote.

“We urge a prompt intervention to take action against anyone who insults the late Prince Nayef,” MP Waleed Al Tabtabai, wrote on his Twitter account. “We urge the Kuwaiti government to silence those who insult the great prince. We are well aware of their deep hatred for the people and leaders of Saudi Arabia.”

For MP Nayed Al Ferdas, Kuwait is grateful to the late prince for his “honourable support” to the country when it was invaded by the Iraqi former regime.

Several other lawmakers posted personal condolences and heaped praise on Prince Nayef.

Kuwait and Bahrain on Saturday announced a three-day mourning period during which the flags will be flown at half-mast in respect for the former crown prince.

Bahrain television channels interrupted their regular programmes to broadcast readings from the Holy Quran while a large reception to honour the Muharraq football team for winning the Gulf Cup was postponed.