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Court finds media personality guilty

KUWAIT: The criminal court yesterday sentenced media figure Aisha Al- Rushaid to three years in prison and a KD 1,000 bail to suspend the sentence for spreading false news about the entry of an Iranian official during a recent blackout. Meanwhile, the court refused releasing blogger Abdullah Salem Al- Sabah, and postponed hearing his case until July 14.

Weapons inspection Commenting on the Ministry of Interior’s confirmation that it would search all vehicles for weapons now that the grace period for handing unlicensed weapons’ over to authorities was over, lawyer Hussein Al-Abdullah stressed that no vehicles could be searched without search warrants.

Fake memo A photoshopped ‘official’ letter stating a decision to give an extra ‘exceptional’ salary to both private and public workers along with their July salary have been circulated on some local blogs online lately. However, no such decisions were made, according to sources.

Nursery inspections The Women and Children Department at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor recently submitted a memo to Minister Hind Al-Subaih demanding forming a special inspection committee to examine various nurseries for any violations, said well-informed sources at the ministry. The sources noted that some nurseries have been removing their signs with the nurseries’ names on them, to make their buildings look more like ordinary houses so that it would not be searched nor fined by the inspection teams. The sources added that the memo asked for including representatives from Kuwait Municipality, Kuwait fire Services Directorate, Ministry of Information, Ministry of Health and the Manpower Public Authority in the committee.

By Meshaal Al-Enezi

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This article was published on 23/06/2015