Non-Kuwaiti women married to Kuwaitis will get ‘citizenship’ PM ready to take podium in ‘majority’ grilling on Thursday

KUWAIT CITY, March 10: MP Muhammad Al-Khalifa, Member of the National Assembly’s Interior and Defense Affairs Committee has announced non-Kuwaiti women married to Kuwaitis will be soon be granted the Kuwaiti citizenship in accordance with Article 2 of the Citizenship Law number 15/1959 reports Al-Watan Arabic daily,
This will come after addition of some regulations which will pave the way for the process of granting citizenship after it was stopped for 10 years.

Reasons
MP Al-Khalifa has reveled he met the acting Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Ahmad Al-Hmoud Al-Sabah in his office and discussed the reasons which led the Ministry of Interior to delay issuing citizenship to wives of Kuwaitis in spite of they fulfilling all requirements.
He also said he discussed the issue of not granting promotion to non-commissioned officers in spite of them acquiring of higher secondary certificates.
Without going into more details Al-Khalifa added the meeting with Sheikh Ahmad Al-Hmoud was fruitful.
Meanwhile, the majority bloc of 35 MPs is looking forward to getting their priorities approved by the National Assembly during the next session, reports Al-Jaridah daily.
MP Mohammad Al-Dalal said the MPs have planned to reschedule the grilling of HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah to Thursday instead of Tuesday. This will enable the group to discuss their priorities on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Al-Watan Arabic daily quoted MP Dr Mohammad Al-Matar as saying HH the Prime Minister has refused to refer the grilling either to the Constitutional Court, the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee of the National Assembly or to discuss it during a closed-door session.
He praised the Prime Minister for agreeing to take the grilling podium in an open session saying ‘This is a normal procedure’.

Detainees
In another development, members of the parliamentary Human Rights Committee visited the Central Jail recently and met a number of detainees, including some Syrians accused of breaking into their embassy, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources.
Sources confirmed the committee members also looked into the conditions of Bedoun prisoners, adding that 14 of these inmates have been released on KD 100 bail.
Speaking to reporters after the visit, MP Mohammed Hayef disclosed the committee members also met columnist Mohammed Al-Mulaifi, admitting that it is difficult to handle political cases through security decisions. “Some corrupt senior officials at the Interior Ministry had exaggerated the case of Al-Mulaifi, deliberately disregarding the law. They should punish whoever called for the death of Al-Mulaifi and abused his mother,” he added.
Hayef also stressed the need take into consideration the humanitarian aspect of the Syrians’ case.

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"Citizenship"Alex O | 3/11/2012 9:21:00 AM I as many other expat men who are married to Kuwaiti women oppose this 100%. Most if not all foreign men who are married to Kuwaiti women have secondary and post secondary education and contribute to the society of Kuwait, while most expat women (not all) married to Kuwaiti men have very little education and contribute nothing to society. Where is the fairness and equality in this practice? I just want permanent residency without having to be sponsored by a company. I dont need the nationality as I am American.
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