KUWAIT: MP Saleh Ashour criticized the government over a new bill to organize labor unions’ work in Kuwait. The lawmaker charged that article 12 of the new law, which states that the regulations are compulsory, is considered a blatant intervention in unionist work and a shift in the government’s role which providing guidance according to the constitution. “Article 177 of Kuwait’s constitution states that applying its articles must not contradict with Kuwait’s agreements with other states and international agreements,” Ashour said in a statement, adding that Kuwait has joined the International Labor Organization even before it joined the United Nations.
MP Abdulhameed Dashti urged Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa to reconsider private schools’ tuitions, especially American schools, where the ministry’s private education department have approved fees ranging between KD 1,653 and KD 7,000 annually. The lawmaker argued that the standards based on which the new estimations were put together “were not based on realistic studies.”
The Criminal Court adjourned a case in which an Egyptian man was killed during a fight in Hawally to January 12, 2016. Two Kuwaiti men are charged with murder in the case and could face capital punishment. The incident took place last October at the Rihab Mall in Hawally, where one of the suspects reportedly ran over the victim several times with his car following a fight that started at a video games’ shop inside the building.
By A Saleh