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Domestic Labor law amendment eyed

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KUWAIT CITY, July 10: MP Hamad Al- Matar has announced his plan to submit a bill to amend Domestic Labor Law No. 78/ 2015. He pointed out that the overlapping functions of the ministries of Interior, Foreign Affairs and Social Affairs have turned the citizens into victims of bureaucracy. He wondered how a sponsor is obligated to shoulder the cost of deporting a worker who absconded. He stressed the need to obligate anyone who hides or hires the absconding worker to pay for the deportation expenses. He inquired about the domestic labor recruitment company that the government promised to establish. He asked why a citizen pays more than KD2,000 to hire a domestic worker. He then emphasized the need to open new markets for hiring well-trained workers like Indonesia. He also proposed the expansion of streets in crowded areas, while calling for the completion of infrastructure in new residential areas.

In addition, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Ahmed Al-Shuhoumi submitted a bill on criminalizing overgrazing. According to the bill, whoever destroys plant areas through overgrazing or cuts trees and flowers in public squares and streets will be fined ranging from KD250 to KD5,000. Meanwhile, MP Osama Al-Menawer praised the decision of Minister of Oil and Higher Education Dr Muhammad Al-Fares to recruit Kuwaiti graudates holding technical diplomas who passed the exams and fulfilled the requirements stated in the corresponding job advertisements. On his Twitter account, the lawmaker thanked Al-Fares for responding to the parliamentary demand to hire petroleum engineers and others with relevant specializations who should be prioritized in the recruitment process. By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff and Agencies

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