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MoE takes steps to tackle spread of drugs in schools Women, men among 23 beggars arrested

KUWAIT CITY, July 21: Following news reports that the phenomenon of drug consumption is becoming widespread inside government and private schools, the Ministry of Education has decided to form a committee to study this issue and the influence this phenomenon has on the minds of the students, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, the Ministry of Education is coordination with the Ministry of Interior to prevent the spread of this phenomenon and bring to book the traffickers of this poison.

A reliable source told the daily drug traffickers were remarkably active during the last scholastic year and students who were caught in possession of drug pills have reportedly said it is the students themselves who are involved in this activity. The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education Mariam Al-Wateed told the daily the task of the committee will be to promote awareness among the youths on the hazards of drug consumption and staying away from what she called ‘bad’ friends. She also said the committee will have to submit a monthly report to the Minister of Education on the accomplishments of the committee and the final report to be submitted by November 30 next.

 
Beggars arrested: Personnel from the General Immigration Department over the past few days have arrested 23 people of various nationalities for begging for alms, reports Al-Anba daily. Sixteen of those arrested are women and seven men. The daily added, most of them were picket at commercial malls and near mosques. They have been referred to the deportation center.
 
Scribe accused: The Public Prosecution has received a complaint filed by an unidentified person accusing writer Fouad Al-Hashim of sacrilege, abusing Islam and promoting sedition, reports Alam Alyawm daily. The man has also been accused of inciting chaos through the social networking website.
 
First time in history: For the fifth consecutive day the General Department for Criminal Investigation of the Ministry of Interior is said to have summoned several employees of the Alam Alyawm newspaper for interrogation, reports Alam Alyawm daily. The employees have been asked to bring along their passports. Senior officials have termed this step illegal more so because it is the first time in the history of Kuwait to happen to a media institution.
 
Zakat panels shut: Head of the Board of Directors of the Social Reform Society Hmoud Al-Roumi was recently quoted as saying the closure of two Zakat committees affiliated to the society has nothing to do with politics, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily. He added, the decision is taken in coordination with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor and the Society. He disclosed, the Society worked hand in hand with the ministry to shut down these two committees after holding a meeting with the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Subaih. Al-Roumi went on to say other branches of the committee will be closed soon and also the committees in future. He paid tribute to Al-Subaih for her cooperation.
 
Guns, bullets seized: Customs officers at a land border post have arrested an unidentified Kuwaiti man for allegedly attempting to smuggle out of the country 10 boxes of rounds of ammunition and three guns, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily. The man has been handed over to the concerned authorities to know the sources of the ordnance.
 
Man hurt in fight: A 42-year-old Kuwaiti who was injured during a fight with another person has been admitted to the Farwaniya Hospital with cut on the head and bruises on his body, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily. Police are investigating.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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