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‘Pull citizenship of all who date DAESH’ Take responsibility: MP

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 1: MP Nabil Al-Fadel has called for withdrawal of the citizenship of every Kuwaiti proven to have relations with DAESH (ISIS) or any other terrorist group. He said majority of the Western countries have revoked the nationality of citizens who fought alongside ISIS, wondering why Kuwait has yet to take a similar step. He pointed out Kuwait should bear the responsibility for remaining silent over the recruitment of youths to such groups. “If these people were aware of the possible withdrawal of their citizenship, they would not have left Kuwait to join ISIS. We do not need any citizen who left Kuwait for this purpose,” he asserted.

Meanwhile, MP Abdullah Al-Turaiji has asked the minister of oil and state minister for National Assembly affairs to investigate the recent incidents in the oil sector that resulted in deaths and injuries of workers. He was shocked by the behavior of some officials in the sector and their statements about the recent incidents “as if the lives of workers are not important and sitting in their offices is all that matters.” He cited the incidents on Aug 16 and 17, particularly the fire outbreak in the gas storage unit that led to the death of three workers and injuries to others.

He urged the minister to stand firm and take the necessary action against those behind the incident, including the officials who denied reports in this regard. In a related development, MP Humoud Al-Hamdan stressed the need to take precautionary and security measures to prevent the recurrence of such incidents in the oil sector. He affirmed his trust in the ability of the minister and other concerned officials to prevent these incidents. He added Kuwait National Petroleum Company should be commended for the successful fire-out operation in Ahmadi refinery recently.

He was quick to warn though that this will not stop the lawmakers from asking the concerned authorities to take the necessary precautionary measures. He also emphasized the need to control pollution or toxic levels in areas near the oil facilities. He said the oil sector must be transparent and it should inform the public immediately in case there are threats to their health or the environment

By: Abubakar A. Ibrahim Arab Times Staff

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