Interior Ministry assures seamless election process

KUWAIT: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah chairs a high-level security meeting yesterday. — Interior Ministry photo

KUWAIT: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah chairs a high-level security meeting yesterday. — Interior Ministry photo

KUWAIT: All procedures will be in place to ensure that the election process will proceed smoothly and flawlessly, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said yesterday. Those remarks were included in a statement issued by the Ministry of Interior (MoI) after Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled presided over a broad security meeting, attended by the MoI’s Undersecretary Lieutenant General Suleiman Al-Fahad and several of his assistants.

Moreover, the statement noted that Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled underscored the need to have this security plan germane to elections slated for November 26, come to fruition. Addressing security forces, he said that they “should work closely” with the electorate, including the elderly and those with disabilities, to allow them the liberty to practice their democratic rights. The Minister of Interior also highlighted the need to have a foolproof plan, adding that the MoI “will not compromise” as “volatile regional conditions call for increased alert.”

He also noted that he is “confident in the capabilities of security forces” to carry out their mission of ensuring that the election process will go off without a hitch. Meanwhile, the MoI’s Undersecretary explained the intricacies of this security plan, noting that the full force of law will be in effect and no one would be exempt. – KUNA

This article was published on 22/11/2016