Maid recruitment fee not more than KD 990: Union chief

Indians urged to avoid 92 Kuwaiti companies, 18 Indian employment agencies

KUWAIT: Chairman of Kuwait Union for Domestic Labor Recruitment Offices Khaled Al-Dakhnan said that it is a top priority for the union to provide domestic helpers at reasonable rates, adding that the recruitment fee is KD 990 at max. Dakhnan stressed the death of a Filipina maid recently was of natural causes, and urged everybody to be careful and not take part in spreading rumors.

A few days after the discovery of a Filipina housemaid in Kuwait and claims by the Philippine government that she had been sexually abused and murdered, several reports in Kuwait suggested that initial examination of the deceased’s body showed that she died of natural causes and that there was no evidence of a crime.

In a related development and following complaints filed by 200 Indian laborers working in Kuwait, the Indian embassy in Kuwait warned its nationals seeking employment in Kuwait not to deal with 92 Kuwaiti companies and 18 Indian employment agencies. The embassy urged Indians to carefully read the instructions on its website, double-check any job proposals they get and make sure they get valid entry visas issued by the companies themselves. The embassy also urged Indians to contact it through the following e-mail: attachelabour@indembkwt.gov.in so that they can check the offers they get.

High school finals
Education Minister Hamed Al-Azmi congratulated all grade 12 students on concluding their final exams and wished them success, adding that once the final results are checked, they will be uploaded to the education ministry’s website (www.moe.edu.kw) and smartphone application.

Al-Shaheed Park
Kuwait Municipality recently finished preparing a study for the design, construction and development of the third phase of Al-Shaheed Park project. A report made by Municipality Director Ahmad Al-Manfouhi will be referred to the Municipal Council soon for approval, along with requests to allocate locations for Touristic Enterprises Company (TEC) projects within the Green Belt area.

By A Saleh