KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19: Several politicians, academics and public commentators are of the view that amendment to Article 79 of the Constitution will push Kuwait further to extremism and render the country a “Talebani” state, adding Allah the Almighty orders Muslims to be moderate and lenient in practicing the religion. In his comment, Legal Advisor at Kuwait Lawyers Association Lawyer Hamdan Al-Nemshan said the issue of amending Article 79 of the stipulated “A bill will not become law until the National Assembly passes it and His Highness the Amir ratifies it in line with Islamic tenets”.
He said the act is only an attempt to show off in the media and it is unfortunate that some lawmakers are ignorant of the Constitution. He quoted Article 2 of the Constitution, which says “Islam is the religion of the country and Islamic Sharia is the major source of legislation”. Contributing to the discussion, Chairman of the Media Committee of Kuwait Society for Evaluating Parliamentary Performances Faisal Al-Harbi disclosed that MP Hayef Al-Mutairi requested amendment to Article 79 in 2009 and 2012 parliaments but the effort turned out futile.
He is of the view that the lawmaker might have resorted to initiate the issue due to pressure from the electorate in his constituency. He observed the country has many more important and urgent issues to handle right now. He cited the need for national economic development by finding other sources of income besides oil.
He added several hot political issues are happening in the region at the moment that deserves serious attention and effort. In his response, renowned economist and professor of Business Administration at Kuwait University Dr Ali Al-Hababi argued that Kuwait is naturally a Muslim country that does not need amendment to Article 79, and the majority of laws in the country are Islamic. He cited the banking law by which Al-Azhar University approves banking interests, saying it is an aspect of improvement in the Islamic jurisprudence.
Najeh Bilal Al-Seyassah Staff
Source: Arab Times
KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19: A number of Kuwaitis and expatriates expressed resentment over the widespread manipulation of commodity prices in many stores. They urged for increased monitoring of markets by the concerned authorities in order to bring an end to this negative phenomenon.
Omar Zedan explained that some stores cheat by displaying low prices on the racks but charge higher prices at the cash counters. They take advantage of the tiredness that customers experience from shopping for a long time, which renders them unable to review the receipts.
Adel Amir revealed that he has recently adopted the practice of checking the prices at the cash counter, as he has been a victim of several swindling acts. He urged the monitoring bodies to focus their observation on such stores.
Umm Yousef said the phenomenon of cheating customers has become widespread extending even to the cooperative societies. For example, inside cartons of fruits and vegetables, the good fruits or vegetables are placed on top while the rotten ones are hidden underneath.
A Kuwaiti citizen Abu Abdullah indicated that manipulation of prices is done in many ways. He revealed that he once bought an item for KD 2 but when he discovered the actual price was KD 1.700, he complained to the administration and the latter apologized. Another citizen Saleh Al-Enezi revealed that he picked a bottle of oil with price marked on the racks as KD 0.990 but when he went to the cash counter, he was shocked to realize the actual price was KD 1.300.
When he complained to the cashier, the latter said the cost of KD 0.990 is of another product. Zaki Saleem said some stores place the price tags on the racks in a deceiving manner such that they overlap with the price tags of other commodities.
By Najeh Bilal Al-Seyassah Staff
Source: Arab Times
For the past five years, WiMD has been my home internet provider. Before they came about, the fastest connection I could get at my place was 2Mbps so I’m a huge WiMD fan and feel I owe my sanity to them. When I first met them five years ago I was told they were working on setting up a WiFI network all around Kuwait, and now that project is finally launching.
WiMD is launching a new product next month called “Sama” which will cover various areas around Kuwait providing free internet to the public over WiFi. Currently Sama is covering Souk Mubarakiya, Al Shaheed Park and around 8km of ocean front. In the future Sama will cover Al Shaheed Park phase 2, around 40km of ocean front and other various projects around Kuwait.
Sama will officially launch next month but they’re currently testing out the Souk Mubarakiya location and have given me a code to share on the blog so my readers could access the network and try it out. Here is the information required to connect to Sama in Souk Mubarakiya:
Network Name: Sama Mubarakiya
Access Code: 7550682976
This code can be accessed by multiple users at the same time and the login screen will look similar to the screenshot above, depending on the time of day you’ll see a different sky. If you do try it out please share some feedback.
Also a little bit of information. Last year WiMD bought Gulfnet and this Thursday they’re actually launching the new brand for both companies at a private press conference at the Gulfnet head quarters. So I’m looking forward to that as well.
KUWAIT CITY, Jan 9: Director General of Public Authority for Roads and Transportation Eng Saud Al-Naki has assured that all employees who chose to be transferred to the authority will retain their full job designations and benefits from their current authorities in addition to being given more opportunities to work in companies that will be established, reports Al Rai daily.
In an interview with the daily, Al-Naki affirmed that the authority has completed forming its own organizational structure which has been submitted to the Civil Service Commission for approval in the coming weeks. He said all concerned authorities did not oppose this in the meetings of Public Services Committee and the previous meetings of the Council of Ministers except for Ministry of Interior which had a different opinion, due to which the matter was referred to the Fatwa and Legislation Department for its viewpoint.
Meanwhile, Authorities in charge of Sheikh Jaber Causeway project are currently studying the types of services which will be provided to those who will use the causeway taking into consideration its location and the long distance, reports Al-Shahed daily.
The services expected to be provided by the private sector include car service garages, supermarkets, restaurants and toilets besides many express facilities similar to those found along long bridges in other countries such as King Fahd Causeway which connects Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
Standard of offered services to be improved: official
KUWAIT CITY, Jan 9: Undersecretary of Ministry of Health Dr. Khalid Al-Sahlawi stressed that any increase in the charges of medical services is quite normal, especially since these prices were not reviewed for a long time, reports Al- Anba daily.
He indicated that the increase in the prices will be accompanied by improvement in the standard of the offered services, revealing that the study to review the prices had ended one year ago. Dr Al-Sahlawi said the state is currently providing medical services to about three million expatriates at very low prices, which in turn constitute a heavy burden for the state to bear, affirming that the standard of the medical services will be re-assessed in order to make them better.
He explained that the health insurance hospitals will participate in easing the burden on the government hospitals by offering medical services to expatriates.
The partial opening of the medical centers affiliated to the Health Insurance Company will be during the first quarter of 2017 and the project will be fully completed by 2020.
The services of the Health Insurance Company will be limited to expatriates who work in the private sector, as there are about two million expatriates working in the private sector excluding the domestic workers.
The project involves construction of three hospitals and 15 medical centers which will help ease the burden on the government hospitals.
In terms of confidence in the quality of service and good customer service offered to all customers by Al Muzaini Exchange Company, the company launched a new branch no 78 in Fahaheel area – block 34 beside Nesto hypermarket Desiring access to all its customers in the various areas of Kuwait and applying of the expansion plan followed by the company within the Kuwaiti market.
Al Muzaini Exchange Company exists in the foreign exchange business since 1946, with a strong network of branches in various areas of Kuwait up to 78 branches.
من منطلق الثقة في جودة الخدمة وحسن المعاملة التي توفرها لكافة عملائها قامت شركة المزيني للصيرفة بإفتتاح الفرع رقم 78 لها في منطقة الفحاحيل – قطعة 34 بجانب نيستو سوبرماركت رغبة منها في الوصول إلى كافة عملائها في مختلف مناطق الكويت وتطبيقاً لخطة التوسع والإنتشار المتبعة لدى الشركة داخل السوق الكويتي .
تتواجد شركة المزيني للصيرفة في قطاع الصيرفة وتحويل العملات منذ عام 1946، وتمتلك شبكة قوية من الفروع الخدمية في مختلف مناطق الكويت تصل إلى 78 فرع.
احتفلت شركة المزيني للصيرفة الرائدة في قطاع الصيرفة وتحويل العملات بإفتتاح الفرع رقم ...77.... لها في منطقة المهبولة – قطعة 2-شارع 114 تأتي هذة الخطوة تأكيدا على إهتمام الشركة وإالتزامها نحو كافة متطلبات شرائح المجتمع الكويتي المختلفة وتنفيذا لخطة الشركة الإستراتيجية للتوسع والإنتشار لتغطية أكبر قدر ممكن من مناطق الكويت.
تتواجد شركة المزيني للصيرفة في قطاع الصيرفة وتحويل العملات منذ عام 1946، وتمتلك شبكة قوية من الفروع الخدمية في مختلف مناطق الكويت تصل إلى 77 فرع.
Al Muzaini Exchange Company the leader in foreign exchange business celebrated the opening of its branch no. 77 in Mahboula area –Block 2A – Street 114 This step comes as a confirmation of the company's interest and commitment towards all the different segments of the Kuwaiti society requirements and implementation of the company's strategic plan to expand and spread to cover the widest possible areas around Kuwait.
Al Muzaini Exchange Company exists in the foreign exchange business since 1946, with a strong network of branches in various areas of Kuwait up to 77 branches.