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Choose one! ... Kuwaitis with dual citizenship in govt focus 21 expats caught begging to be deported

KUWAIT CITY, July 27: Cooperation between the Kuwaiti and Saudi authorities show 432,000 Kuwaitis hold dual (Kuwaiti/Saudi) citizenship reports Al-Shahed daily.  According to security sources those holding dual citizenship will be required to fall in line with the Kuwaiti law which forbids holding dual citizenship. They will have to choose either one.

However, the sources pointed out the GCC joint security coordination aims to put an end to the phenomenon of dual citizenship among the Gulf citizens to protect regional security, pledging loyalty to their nation and to prevent attempts at harming the security and stability of the nation.

The sources said those holding dual citizenship will be summoned by the Kuwaiti or Saudi authorities and asked to choose the citizenship of their choice. The sources added the dual citizenship is causing serious security concerns and affects the stability of the countries.

21 arrested: Personnel from the General Residence Department during an intensive campaign in several areas of Kuwait are said to have arrested 21 expatriates — Arabs and Asians — and referred them to the concerned authorities to prepare their deportation from the country, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily added these people were caught for begging for alms.

Gamblers held: Policemen have arrested a number of Asians for gambling. They were caught on an open ground in Murgab, reports Al-Anba daily. The gamblers have been referred to the Deportation Center upon instructions from the Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security Affairs, Major-General Abdulfattah Al-Ali.

 ‘Imam’ in brawl: Five Egyptians, one of them an imam of a mosque in Nugra were involved in a fight, reports Al-Rai daily. A police source said the cause of the fight was when the imam insisted on switching off the lights in the mosque. The Egyptians have been referred to the area police station for interrogation.

Three hospitalised: Three of the five Kuwaitis who were seriously injured during a fight in Abu Halifa, have been referred to a hospital, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, the cause of the fight is not known but they used sharp objects including cleavers to inflict injuries. Two of the men are in police custody and the others will be referred for interrogation after they are discharged from the hospital.

Two selling drugs: The Hawally police have arrested two Syrians for trafficking in drugs, reports Al-Anba daily. The Syrians were caught while driving along a street in Salmiya and were initially arrested for reckless driving. Police have seized from the duo shabu, a finger of hashish, knife and drug consumption tools.

Man caught: Police have arrested a GCC citizen for helping his brother to leave the country illegally, reports Al-Anba daily. A security source said the security authorities were shocked to find the suspect who was wanted by law had exited the country using a civil ID which did not match his data. Police then discovered the suspect had left the country using his brother’s civil ID. He allegedly left the country on June 20, 2014.

‘Publicity stunt’: Attorney Imad Al-Seif, who is representing His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad, described the request by Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahd to face His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah in front of the Public Prosecutor, as a ‘publicity stunt’ reports Al-Seyassah daily.

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