Kuwait police investigates Syrian family’s alleged mass suicide plot

Association condemns nurse’s attack at local polyclinic

KUWAIT: A special police force was dispatched to the UN office in Kuwait yesterday in response to social media threats allegedly made by a Syrian family that all family members would collectively commit suicide. The special force comprising of 10 officers and 10 warrant officers and police patrols arrived to the scene, but nothing suspicious was detected. However, further investigations are in progress to identify the family pending taking legal action against them.

Separately, a border security officer was killed yesterday after he lost control over his vehicle and it turned over along Seventh Ring Road, said security sources. An investigation was opened to determine the circumstances behind the accident.

In other news, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) concluded the ‘Etiquette and International Protocol’ training program held in the period of October 6 to 8, 2019 with the participation of 20 KFSD department managers.

Chairman of Kuwait Nursing Association Bandar Al-Enezi strongly condemned a recent incident in which a Kuwaiti woman allegedly assaulted a female nurse at a local polyclinic. He further stressed that the association is ready to hire a lawyer to defend the nurse in court. Meanwhile, the misdemeanor appeals court yesterday abstained from punishing a man who had been sentenced to three months in prison for appearing naked and shouting on social media.

In other news, Municipal Councilmember Meshaal Al-Hamdhan said the council’s legal affairs committee discussed the council’s internal charter yesterday, and that further meetings will be held to complete the discussion. Responding to an inquiry about recurring proposals, Hamdhan said many of those made by municipal councilmembers get rejected, copied and resubmitted by municipal executive body members, giving examples such as a proposal made by Chairman Osama Al-Otaibi on building hotels in Mubarakiya, which was rejected, then re-proposed by the Municipality.

Kuwait Municipality’s public relations department strongly denied reports attributed to the Environment Public Authority (EPA) about allegedly increasing the camping fee from KD 300 to KD 1,000, noting that EPA is not the body responsible for collecting the fee.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun, A Saleh and Meshaal Al-Enezi