New law to resolve issue underway
KUWAIT CITY, Aug 19: The illegal residents or the so-called bedoun who have taken to Twitter and other social media means to highlight their plight or rather create chaos in the society will not be naturalized because security restrictions that have been slapped against them prevent consideration of their applications for the Kuwaiti citizenship, reports Al-Rai daily.
A source familiar with the daily said that the new law to resolve the issue of illegal residents is currently being worked on, its general features are clear, and work on technical details is underway which is expected to see the light during September, and expected to be completed and approved by the end of October or the beginning of next November especially as it comes in implementation of the directives issued by His Highness the Amir. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah after meeting with His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al- Mubarak and Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah and head of the Central Agency for Remedying Status of Illegal Residents Saleh Al-Fadallah.
The sources spoke of the latest developments concerning the bedoun. At the heart of the discussions was the ‘Twitter mafia’ as the National Assembly prepares a new law at a time when the security authorities are determined to track all those who are involved in cases of incitement, unauthorized demonstrations or incitement to kill or others and other unlawful practices.
For example the case investigations in the case of ‘Atij Messian’ has revealed that the electronic mafia used Twitter to blackmail and abuse senior government pitting ministers against minister in a vain bid to destabilize the government and the security of the country. This came to light after the brain behind the Ajit Messian site was identified, arrested and subjected for interrogation.
He is expected to be severely punished by law. He will face new charges, severely punished by law for insulting the Amir, and in cases of extortion and sedition which have been filed against him.
This is in addition to creating a chaotic atmosphere concerning the issue of bedoun, insulting the Gulf leaders, especially one of the big sisterly country which carries the sentenced of a minimum 10 years imprisonment if found guilty. It is noteworthy to mention that the sentences renewal judge last Wednesday has renewed the detention of the Atij Messian suspect and three other Kuwaitis – a lawyer, journalist and an employee in the oil sector – until August 28 when their case will be looked into to decide if they can be released on bail.
Sources told the daily the children and grandchildren of Kuwaiti women who are interested in the law and seeking to be naturalized will be issued Kuwaiti passports and receive special treatment in various fields pending their naturalization.
Meanwhile, the Al-Rai learned that security authorities were in the process of identifying an illegal resident living in Kuwait and is said to have sent a message via WhatsApp from the Grand Mosque in Makkah, where he is performing Hajj, abusing Al-Fadallah.