Lawmaker suggests replacing expat workers with bedoons

KUWAIT: MP Jamal Al-Omar called for establishing a special center to train stateless people with university degrees and those who had finished high school in various fields needed for local labor market so that they could gradually substitute expatriates. Omar added that bedoons could be utilized as automobile mechanics, carpenters, constructions laborers, factory technicians, clerks, receptionists and farmers.

Subaih’s grilling
Responding to an inquiry filed by MP Mohammed Al-Huwailah concerning disabled citizens, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Planning and Development Hind Al-Subaih said the delay in building the new disabled authority’s headquarters was due to some Municipal Council’s procedures and adjusting the project’s blueprints to increase the total area. Meanwhile, MP Majed Moussa announced supporting his colleague Mohammed Tana Al-Enezi’s grilling motion against Subaih, noting that the latter had allowed the spread of rumors and defamed some MPs in a recent interview with Al-Majles TV channel. “Undocumented accusations are unacceptable when made by a senior official,” he underlined urging the minister to name visa traffickers and prove that some MPs were involved as she claimed.

Players suspended
Jahra Sports Club decided punishing footballers who assaulted the referees during a recent match between Jahra and Khaitan in His Highness the Crown Prince’s Cup. The penalties include suspending players Ibrahim Al-Otaibi and Soud Othman for two seasons, Humoud Melfi for one season and Abdul Rahman Al-Sarbal for four matches. The board of directors also accepted the resignation of coach Yousif Kareem and Abdul Aziz Madloul.

By A Saleh

This article was published on 14/12/2015