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Give reasons for delay in completing university: MP ‘Set up authority for drugs protection’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 31: MP Khalil Abdullah has submitted a query to the Minister of Education and Higher Education Ahmad Al-Mulaifi regarding the reasons for the delay in completing the Shaddadiya University project and the negative effects resulting from such a delay, reports Al-Seyassah daily. He asked the minister to provide him with the contract of the project and other official documents as well as the technical specifications and the value of the fine that the contractor will have to pay if he delays completing the project on time. He also asked the minister to specify for how many days the project has been delayed so far and the fine value.

Meanwhile, MP Askar Al-Enezi has submitted a proposal for establishing a public authority for protection from drugs, which will be responsible for allotting policies and procedures for combating drug peddling and providing rehabilitation from drug addiction. “It will be responsible for allotting intensive correction programs for prisoners; however, those who are sentenced to life imprisonment should be excluded from taking such courses given by the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs. In case the prisoner passes these programs, he can be included in the Amiri amnesty provided he take such courses after he is released form the prison”, said MP Al- Enezi.

In addition, MP Abdulrahman Al- Jeeran submitted a proposal to obligate every governmental and private authority to allot a prayer room for men and women. Meanwhile, former MP Dr Ahmad Al-Khateeb affirmed that he supports the freedom of establishing civil society institutions for practicing their roles in line with the Constitution, stressing that he is against any oppression being practiced against any peaceful political, social or cultural movement, reports Alam Alyawm daily. He indicated that Kuwaitis were able to practice their activities without any restrictions before independence, adding that they used to call the popular authorities for their political rights and ask for forming syndicates and civil society institutions.

In addition, MP Saleh Al-Mulla said the institutions of civil society deserve more freedom. However, he indicated that if any violations are committed, the lawmakers are asked to question the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor.

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