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KUWAIT: The Director General of the General Administration for Criminal Investigations Brigadier Mahmoud Al-Tabbakh says the Cyber Crimes Department is continuously tracking websites that are being used by some suspicious companies for publishing indecent pictures and promoting vice, reports Al-Rai daily.

He said the department is exerting all efforts to close down these websites and arrest those who attempt to tamper with the security of the country. Brigadier Al-Tabbakh appreciated the management of the Cyber Crimes Department, indicating that they are working effectively in dealing with a number of issues and referring them to the Public Prosecution. He urged people to use websites in a proper manner and avoid sending personal data and images to unknown people.

Meanwhile, Brigadier Al-Tabbakh said the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khalid, Undersecretary of Ministry of Interior Lt General Sulaiman Al-Fahad and Assistant Undersecretary for Criminal Security Affairs Major General Abdulhameed Al-Awadhi are keenly following up on the security plans.

In addition, he said all departments of the General Administration for Criminal Investigations are working hard to combat crimes, indicating that a number of teams have been distributed to different sectors to maintain security during the celebrations of the national holidays.

He stressed that detectives work round the clock to maintain security and preserve the properties of others, praising the efforts exerted by all managers and their cooperation with other sectors. In other words, deputy Director General of Kuwait Municipality for Development and Training Sector Eng Ahmad Al-Manfoohi revealed that Minister of Communications and State Minister for Municipality Affairs Essa Al-Kandari has instructed Director General of the Municipality Ahmad Al-Sabeeh to coordinate with the Ministry of Health undersecretary to finalize the proposed establishment of the Public Authority for Nutrition and remove all obstacles to its implementation, reports Al-Rai daily.

Al-Manfoohi admitted the problem lies in the process of laying down regulations of the body, particularly since the law stipulates the process should not take more than a year.

KUWAIT: Kuwait broke an international record in the number of modified cars during an event organized by Kuwait Sporting Club for Cars and Motorbikes yesterday noon at the parking lanes of Jaber Al-Ahmad Stadium.

Amateurs used about 150 vehicles to perform stunts during the event, which was attended by the Minister of Information and State Minister for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud, Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs Abdul Fattah Al-Ali and a large number of spectators.

Meanwhile earlier on Thursday, Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Al-Sabah has affirmed state institutions’ keenness to sponsor talents of youth and advance them at all levels in line with directions of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Kuwait, represented by the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL), hosts all youthful talents that have unique artistic materials, Sheikh Salman, who is also the Minister of Information, told reporters on the sideline of attending a musical ceremony on occasion of National Day celebrations on Wednesday.

Sheikh Salman also added that NCCAL organizes this year a major collection of cultural, artistic, and literary activities for the National Day celebrations, which displays the civilized and cultural image of Kuwait through supporting the Kuwaiti youth’s efforts in various domains. In addition, he indicated that NCCAL’s role is to discover and support these talents, which will contribute in hoisting Kuwait’s name high in regional and international arenas.

KUWAIT: Ministry of Interior Undersecretary Lieutenant General Sulaiman Al-Fahad has affirmed the need for security operatives to uphold the right and legal procedures in arresting, investigating and prosecuting people suspected of involvement in crimes, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Al-Fahad made the statement during his recent inspection tour of the Criminal Security Department to personally update himself on its activities and ascertain level of readiness to deal with any case.

He also urged the officers to use advanced technology in tracking down and arresting suspects. Senior officers who received him during the tour included Assistant Undersecretary for Criminal Security Major General Abdul-Hamid Al-Awadhi, Director General of the Criminal Evidences Department Major General Dr Fahad Al-Dousari, Director General of the Criminal Investigation Department Brigadier Mahmoud Al-Tabbakh, acting Director General of Drug Control General Department Brigadier Saleh Al- Ghannam and other directors with their deputies.

Speaking about the tour, Al-Awadhi assured that the security agencies will continue with strong will and unrelenting efforts to stabilize security in the country. He highlighted series of activities according to the laid down mechanisms. He disclosed the agencies have accomplished their goals and maintained order through comprehensive strategies towards maximizing security performance through the combined efforts of all concerned authorities.

Meanwhile, Al-Dousari reiterated that efforts of the operatives were manifested in the clampdown on financial crimes, cheating and protection of public moral within the past few years. He added the officers have controlled fraudulent and counterfeiting activities, citing the arrest of many people engaged in counterfeiting currencies and forging official documents.

KUWAIT: The security agencies in the country have compiled a comprehensive report on the potential risks against Kuwait and its stability, and clarified that there are ‘sleeping cells’ and extremist groups in the country, citing DA’ESH, Jabhat Al-Nosrah, Hezbollah and the mother organization of all extremiststhe Muslim Brotherhood, reports Al- Seyassah daily.

Report indicated the atmosphere of freedom and cordial relationships with beneficiaries coupled with financial wealth has made Kuwait a fertile environment and safe shelter for members of extremist groups. It confirmed the operations of money laundering have increased extensively “and these operations are the direct causes of hikes in the prices of real estate, plots of land and other commodities”, and it’s out of control of the executive authority.

Suspicions
With the files of citizenship and residency, the report uncovered forgery and manipulations that are ruining the structure of Kuwait’s population. Accordingly, the security agencies have begun summoning the people against whom they hold suspicions to put them through DNA testing to discover facts. With reference to the GCC Security Pact, the Parliament Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim called for the MPs to wait until Sunday’s session, although many of them are preparing to travel outside the country. Meanwhile, MP Yaqoub Al- Sane’ has said political convenience compels one to admit that the GCC security pact is a popular demand. He indicated “we have been looking forward to such opportunities since childhood and we hope the GCC will be transformed into a genuine economic, security, and social organization”.

At a seminar the Constitutional Unity Bloc organized on Wednesday, Al- Sane’ said many of those who oppose the security pact have not read its items, and those criticizing the pact blame Kuwait for not sending forces to Bahrain during the incidents of March 2011. He blamed them for proposing a confederacy and then turning around to refuse the security pact at present, indicating “I do not succumb to those who hold private agendas”. In the same context, Dr Fahd Al- Shlaimi, Head of Strategic Studies Center, and Dr Sami Al-Faraj have affirmed that the security pact does not touch the sovereignty of Kuwait, adding some individuals who have no understanding such issues are behind the criticisms.

He explained that the pact aims to achieve integration, collaboration and coordination among the GCC countries in times of crises and disasters, and security disorder, adding the pact is similar to the other GCC economic, judicial and political pacts. He also said Kuwait refrained from signing the document in 1994 before it was modified, because the pact contradicted with the constitution and the welfare of Kuwait. They added the items in the pact say ‘to cooperate and share’ without mentioning any kind of coercion or obligation. He stressed that the region is confronting crucial situations wherein international organized gangs and groups have become a threat. He noted the situation requires dealing with the threat and that the major issue is related to terrorism, crime, money laundering and electronic based crimes

 

KUWAIT: MP Dr Abdullah Al-Teraiji has vowed to deal with what he described as the ‘exploitation of naturalization file’ and injustices done to those who truly deserve the Kuwaiti citizenship, reports Al-Rai daily. He disclosed modifications have been submitted to some articles of Naturalization Law to control government- parliament manipulations and attempts to naturalize undeserving applicants, adding manipulations of this nature have contributed to destroy the structure of Kuwaiti population.

He added some individuals obtained citizenship by ‘Wasta’ and forgery but the citizenship was revoked. According to the proposal he presented, it is allowed to grant Kuwaiti citizenship to persons who have offered magnificent services to promote national development.

The names of such nominees must be published in the official gazette and other Kuwaiti Arabic newspapers attached with an elaborate statement about the nature of sublime services they offered.

Moreover, the nationalities of nominees must be disclosed if they hold other countries’ citizenship and the person who obtains the Kuwaiti citizenship must renounce his previous nationality within three months from the date of naturalization.

Meanwhile, a number of lawmakers in the forthcoming parliamentary session will demand voting on the recommendations presented by the Parliamentary Finance Affairs Committee having to do with options for the proposed increment to the children allowance, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a reliable source.

The same source added the decision to suspend the proposal does not mean giving it up but to give the government grace period to present reasonable alternatives. He is expecting a minimum of 40 MPs will approve the proposal. In a related development, the source said the committee members have asked the government to conduct a study on unifying the salaries of employees holding similar academic certificates.

KUWAIT: The fear of swine flu has returned in Kuwait after the concerned authorities at the Ministry of Health affirmed that six victims of swine flu infection are currently receiving treatment at various hospitals, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting an informed source.

He said many people have been expressing their doubts about the level of preparation of the concerned officials to curb the spread of the disease, adding that he wondered why none of the officials organized a press conference to discuss the latest development concerning the disease.

He recollected that the officials organized a press conference during the outbreak of coronavirus, which is deadlier than the swine flu, revealing that a nurse who was treating a swine flu patient eventually contracted the flu and is currently receiving treatment.

KUWAIT: A number of judges and attorneys have agreed on the illegality of the inspection of citizens and expatriates in the security checkpoints without obtaining permission from the Public Prosecution.

They then advised the public not to allow securitymen to inspect them or their vehicles if the officers will not present the permit, reports Al- Jarida daily.

A judge specialized in penal cases said Article 31 of the Constitution prohibits the arrest or detention of anyone, as well as the restriction of his freedom or home confinement, if the action is not in line with the law.

He clarified the legislator wants to protect freedom of the individual and his rights from the oppression of public authorities, as well as anything related to his private life, unless a legal permit is obtained.

Accordingly, it is not allowed to inspect any person, his vehicle or his accommodation except in two cases; the first is after getting permission from the Public Prosecution or General Investigation Department and second, if the person is caught red-handed.

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