Human rights’ panel, Interior Minister discuss bedoons’ rights

KUWAIT: The parliament’s human rights committee met yesterday with Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah to discuss grating bedoons their civil and social rights, in addition to the security restrictions that many of them face. Committee Chairman Dr Adel Al-Demkhi said a date was set to meet with the minister in two months’ time. He said the minister was told during the meeting that it was necessary to alleviate the bedoons’ suffering, while deep rooted solutions must be found to resolve the decades-long issue.

3,000 jobs
Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) hired 1,031 Kuwaitis directly and through contracts, informed sources said, adding that the number of recent graduates among the appointees is 729. It said that 3,000 jobs were ‘Kuwaitized’ in contracts. The sources said that KOC was able to reduce oil leaks to 500 barrels only, and is working on the reduction of gas burning rates that reached 1.13 percent after being 17 percent during 2007. Production capacity during the fiscal year 2016/2017 reached 3.150 million barrels, they added.

Case adjourned
The Criminal Court adjourned the case in which a number of people are accused of hiding the convicts in Al-Abdaly cell case until Feb 15, to summon Major General Farraj Al-Zubi to hear his testimony. The public prosecution sent the suspects to court with charges of harboring wanted people, being members of a banned organization and contacting it.
Meanwhile the administrative court cancelled the appointment of six experts at the justice ministry based on evidence showing that they were appointed in violation of the law. It also decided in favor of a citizen who was maliciously excluded.

Shadadiya University
Kuwait University (KU) Secretary General Dr Muthanna Al-Rifae said the KU will receive five colleges in Sabah Al-Salem University City (Shadadiya University) before the end of this year, in addition to receiving more buildings next year. Kuwait University looks forward to complete the university city project within the scheduled time, he added.

By A Saleh

This article was published on 01/02/2018