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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: Security agencies, in coordination with the concerned authorities, has succeeded in deporting from the country about 3,000 “impersonators of women” – some of whom are transgender – during the extensive security campaigns launched at the beginning of this year, reports Al-Rai daily. According to security sources, strict and firm instructions were issued by the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled regarding “the need to clean the country from crossdressers who imitate women, by launching wide campaigns in all governorates, due to the fact that their practices cause an outbreak of diseases in Kuwaiti society, which categorically rejects this phenomenon.” Based on the instructions of Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled, officers of the departments of Investigation, Residency Affairs and Manpower Affairs carried out proactive campaigns to monitor some parlors that work around the clock posing as massage parlors for men but sometimes offering other illegal services.
The sources stressed that the phenomenon of male crossdressers have begun to spread recently by presenting offers through suspicious communication sites and advertisements to hunt young people. Those individuals transform themselves outwardly so that they compete with women through their outward appearance. The Ministry of Interior, in cooperation with the Public Authority for Manpower (the Tripartite Commission), began inspecting all the sites of the companies that recruited the arrested, and discovered that the majority of those who do such work are from Asian communities and they provide their suspicious services inside some massage parlors, with some even offering home services.
In addition, coordination was launched with some Asian embassies to take necessary procedures for deporting transgender expatriates from Kuwait, in parallel with the prosecution of companies that brought them to work in violation of the labor and residency laws, The Ministry of Interior and the Public Authority for Manpower had received a list from an Asian country with the names of some of the suspects who obtained entry visas to the country and the companies that brought them in.