Saturday , September 22 2018


Need to set facts right

I consider brother Hamza Abbas Hussein a master and a decent man. He had mastered the art of banking and was secretary of the monetary council. When I was learning the basics of banking he became the first governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait. This honorable personality has a …

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Ex-MP a new man

“You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive, or else a strategy is useless” – French general and statesman Charles de Gaulle (1890 – 1970) Former MP Musallam Al-Barrak was recently released from prison after serving a two-year jail sentence for one of his political speeches, which was …

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People have dignity

Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards – English writer and mathematician Lewis Carroll (1832 – 1898) There is a traditional proverb which can be loosely translated in this way – “Right is protected by claiming for it”. There is another, which is “Rights …

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Women too can join force – Mandatory service

Kuwait has known, before everyone else, the compulsory military service. This has always been the case with Kuwait, before the issue was deliberately put on the backburner. The conscription would have been successful and would have achieved much if it had not been pushed into the maze of misuse. The …

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Al-Barrak’s speech … No consolation for sparrows and their dreams

THE zeal in Musallam Al-Barrak’s tone cannot overshadow the rationality in the way his speech was phrased and the calmness in the way he dealt with major national issues. If this means anything, it means that this man has realized the concept of “if you want your demand to be …

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You are the real culprits!!

THE culprits from DAESH have been spreading destruction in every corner of the world, with clear exception of those who support their bloody ideology and those who rejoice — even silently — over the massacres and miseries they carry out throughout the world. The latest crime of DAESH was when …

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Language barrier curtails rights of divorced foreign women – Female spouse entitled to more than post-marital alimony

Despite the fact that the English language is used daily here in Kuwait in both personal and business settings, having become significantly popular with the influx of smart phones and social media, the language still stands powerless when it comes to the law. More specifically, non-Arabic speakers encounter many problems …

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If, but, as if, perhaps

“If you are not able to convince them, confuse them” (Harry Truman). When one reads this title, they may think this article is about the rule of grammar. However, it has nothing to do with that, God bless Sipawaih. Actually, grammar is a part and parcel of the world events …

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Obsession of Erdogan

When we look at the results of the referendum recently organized by Turkey to amend the Constitution, the Constitution that dates back to the Ataturk era (1923), it has become crystal clear that most major cities of Turkey such as Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Antalya, Adana, Mersin and Bodrum have voted …

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Why should government continue to kowtow to aggravators?

CONSTITUTIONS are social contracts for collective administration while laws are their tools. Whenever the State fails to play its role in implementing the Constitution or sealing accords, it opens doors of evil to itself and citizens. This is why democracy, throughout history, is controlled such that it is not easy …

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