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Assembly legal panel approves various bills

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: Rapporteur of the parliamentary Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee MP Hesham Al- Saleh disclosed that the committee approved the following bills on Sunday:

■ Establishment of a shareholding company for generating solar energy,

■ Cancellation of Insurance Law No. 125/2019,

■ Establishment of a center for memorizing the Holy Quran and Islamic Sharia courses in Ishbiliya,

■ Development of programs aimed at raising the citizens’ awareness on the importance of their contributions to ongoing efforts to combat corruption,

■ Electronic platform for the Ministry of Justice to receive calls from citizens and expatriates who need consultation on family disputes; in addition to the recruitment of individuals qualified to provide such service.

According to Al-Saleh, the committee also discussed the proposal to resume religious classes and memorizing the Holy Quran in mosques as per the regulations that will be laid down by the concerned institutions. He added the committee will vote on this proposal in its upcoming meeting.

Meanwhile, MP Marzouq Al-Khalifa submitted a bill to amend law number 35/1978 on renting private residential units in model housing areas. The stipulates that the rent for private residential units in the Capital and Hawally Governorates should not exceed KD2.5 per square meter; and maximum of KD2 per square meter in Jahra, Ahmadi, Mubarak Al-Kabeer and Farwaniya Governorates. A real estate owner who violates this rental fee regulation shall be fined KD500 for each flat per month of committing the violation. The concerned minister shall issue the executive decree of this bill within three months after its ratification.

MP Muhammad Al-Huwaila submitted a proposal for the Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) to carry out an intensive campaign targeting immoral advertisements that appear while using a smart phone or tablet. He pointed out such advertisements negatively affect the users of these devices, especially the children and teenagers who are exposed to immoral acts depicted in the advertisements. He said the authority should hold workshops with the participation of experts in order to discuss recommendations and solutions, as well as study the experience of advanced countries in dealing with this problem. By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff

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