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KUWAIT CITY, April 20: Several MPs have unveiled their plan to grill ministers over the last couple of days. MP Riyadh Al-Adsani intends to grill Minister of Communications and State Minister for Youth and Sports Affairs Mohammed Al-Jabri on the distribution of agricultural plots, violations at the Ministry of Communications and issues concerning the Public Authority for Sports. MPs Mohammed Al-Dallaal and Adel Al-Damkhi have expressed support for the interpellation.


Al-Adsani pointed out that pulling strings or using ‘wasta’ (infl uence) is the number one factor which negatively affects competence, adaptability and skill of national manpower.

He said government officials continue to grant employment quota to MPs, such that less qualified individuals backed by MPs are given job opportunities rather than the deserving applicants.

He added he will submit another interpellation motion against the concerned minister including the prime minister if necessary, noting that he had earlier tackled this issue and will continue doing so until it is resolved.

On the other hand, MP Adel Al-Damkhi also confirmed support for the plan of MP Abdulkareem Al-Kandari to submit a grilling motion against the prime minister on the government’s failure to implement its general policy and absence of a clear and actionable 10-year plan.

Additionally, sources revealed that after several brief meetings with MP Faraaj Al-Arbeed, MP Hamdan Al-Azmi hinted on submitting another interpellation motion against Minister of Public Works and State Minister for Housing Affairs Jenan Boushehri.

Al-Arbeed had earlier been quoted as saying that he is expecting the interpellation and he will be the first to sign the noconfidence motion.

He asserted the public is fully aware of what is happening in the political arena and understand the statements of ministers and MPs.

By Ahmed Al-Naqeeb Arab Times Staff

Source: Arab Time

KUWAIT CITY, April 20: Personnel from the Criminal Investigations Department recently stormed a storehouse in the basement of a building in Khaitan and arrested a Syrian who specialized in replacing the foodstuff validity dates after its expiry, reports Al-Anba daily.

The daily added, although the foodstuffs had expired more than three months ago, the suspect was caught red-handed replacing the dates. During interrogation the suspect who has admitted to the charge has been handed over to the Public Prosecution. The daily added, police raided the place after the Operations Room of the Interior Ministry was tipped off about the activity of the suspect

Director of Funeral Affairs in the Municipality Dr Faisal Al-Awadhi with the new cars for funerals.

KUWAIT CITY, April 11: Kuwait Municipality announced on Thursday that it would provide 11 modern vehicles to transport corpses from hospitals and health centers to land and air borders. Director of Funeral Affairs at the Municipality, Dr Faisal Al-Awadhi, said in a press release that the administration is keen to provide all services to the families of the dead, both citizens and residents.

Al-Awadhi added that the information systems center in the municipality would distribute the names of the deceased to the relevant authorities in order to avoid any delay in completing the procedures and transactions pertaining to the deceased or his heirs. He explained that in the event of inquiring about funerals or burial dates as well as sites of graves can be made through the Kuwait funerals application on Android or App Store which was launched last March. (KUNA)

KUWAIT CITY, April 10: The Ministry of the Interior has withdrawn thousands of driving licenses from expatriates who have changed their profession and obtained driving licenses in illegal ways reports Alseyassah daily.

Sources confirmed that dozens of driving licenses were issued from various traffic department in illegal way daily basis. Action has been taken on officers who were involved. Ministry has withdrawn total of 37,000 driving licenses due to violation of traffic laws and change in profession from Jan 2015 – 2018.

To obtain driving license expats have to go through lengthy process and those who meet salary requirement of KD 600, type of profession, graduation degree and residence in Kuwait for 2 yrs driving license is issued. It has been found that expats have been obtaining driving license in illegal ways by cheating on type of profession to acquire license and were caught during renewal of license as residence renewal reflected that besides changing company their designation also were changed.

Licenses are issued for several exceptions such as wife of the Kuwaiti woman who is widow or divorced, woman who have children, professional players, drivers, members of nursing bodies, pilots, captains, besides these
Judges, prosecutors, consultants, experts, faculty members of universities, journalists, doctors, pharmacists, engineers, teachers, social workers, researchers, mosque imams and sports trainers are issued. The categories excluded from the term of residence are general managers and their assistants and Accountants.

By Hani Abu Shanab, Al Seyassah staff

Source: Arab Times

Speaker sends congratulations


KUWAIT CITY, March 23, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah has addressed a cable to Pakistani President Arif Alvi on his country’s National Day.

His Highnesses the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, respectively Sheikh Nawaf Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al- Hamad Al-Sabah, sent identical cables to the Pakistani president.

Also, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim on Saturday addressed cables of congratulations to Speaker of the Pakistani National Assembly Asad Qaiser and Chairman of the Senate Sadiq Sanjrani on the occasion of their country’s National Day.

Source: Arab Times

KUWAIT CITY: The Ministry of the Interior has submitted to the Saudi Embassy a list of countries whose citizens are not allowed to enter the country with their GCC sponsors, in addition to the nationalities generally restricted from entering Kuwait, reports Al-Anba daily.


Upon request, dated Jan 22, 2019, from the consular affairs section at the Saudi Embassy in Kuwait as to citizens from which countries cannot accompany their Saudi sponsors when they visit Kuwait, the Ministry of Interior had issued a list of countries on Feb 4, 2019, a copy of which has been obtained by Al-Anba, showing the nationals (domestic workers) of which countries cannot accompany their GCC sponsors.

The list of countries whose national are not allowed to be recruited includes: Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Togo, Senegal (female), Malawi, Bhutan, Chad, Sierra Leone, Niger, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Tanzania and the Gambia, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Indonesia.

Source: Arab Times

KUWAIT CITY, March 21: Ministry of Health has adopted a mechanism to tackle the problem of expatriates who continue to stay in hospitals even after doctors give them permission to leave, reports Al- Anba daily.

This method includes preparing reports concerning these patients and referred them to the department of social service and public relations in the hospital where the patients stay.

After that, their embassies will be contacted to expedite the removal of these patients from the hospital, and necessary legal action will be taken in coordination with Ministry of Interior.

This move came after an increased number of complaints and reports were received recently concerning non-Kuwaiti patients who refuse to leave hospitals after completing necessary treatment.

This phenomenon has contributed to the shortage of beds in hospitals for patients suffering from serious medical conditions.

source: Arab Times


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