37 held in crackdown on cafes, beauty parlors face deportation Workers demanding food, allowances threaten strike

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 17: The Tripartite Committee comprising members from the General Immigration Department, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor and the Ministry of Interior during a crackdown on beauty parlors, shops and cafes have arrested 37 residence law violators and referred them to the, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.
Reliable sources said all those arrested have been referred to the authorities to prepare their deportation from the country.

Strike threatened: Thirty percent of the employees at the Social Care Center at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor have threatened to go on strike if their demands are not met, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
According to sources the employees are demanding food, shift and other allowances.

‘Law equal for all’: Director-General of the Environment Public Authority (EPA) Dr Saleh Al-Mod’hi said the Environment Law will be applied on all without exception, reports Al-Anba daily.
He was quoted as saying the weekly inspection campaigns in camping areas were largely responsible for keeping these areas clean due to the awareness of campers and their commitment and obligation to the laws.

Auditors sacked: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has fired a number of auditors for violating laws and committing transgressions related to budgets of companies, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting reliable sources.
The same sources said, the audit offices were earlier referred to the Disciplinary Committee.
The sources confirmed the ministry the auditors have been fired for committing misappropriations while auditing the accounts. The sources also said a complaint to this effect was filed by shareholders in the concerned companies because the auditors had failed to disclose in full the mistakes committed by directors of the companies.
The sources added the Ministry had also issued earlier a package of decisions and firm measures to control auditors and the audit firms.
The sources have called upon companies’ managements and institutions not to hire unqualified auditors who lack experience and are inefficient.

MoH fined KD 80,000: The Court of Appeals recently overturned the verdict of a lower court and ordered the Ministry of Health to pay a bedoun KD 80,000 compensation for a medical error which caused the man permanent disability, reports Al-Anba daily.
The lower court had earlier ruled in favor of the Ministry of Health and dismissed the case filed by the bedoun.
Case papers indicate the bedoun filed a case against the ministry after a surgery at a government hospital caused him permanent disability. This was confirmed by a committee comprising a team from the Kuwait University.

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