Ashour: Halt expat recruitment

KUWAIT: MP Saleh Ashour yesterday accused the government of failing to rectify the distorted demographic structure and called for an immediate halt in the recruitment of expatriates and dismissing large numbers of foreign workers who are not needed, who constitute a big burden on public services. Ashour said on Twitter that a report in a local daily said labor offices in Egypt receive 5,000 applicants monthly for jobs in Kuwait, which means 60,000 workers come annually from Egypt alone, and many others from other countries. – B Izzak